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Connie and Teds, a Review


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Connie and Teds, a Review

LisaN | | Aug 18, 2013 05:12 PM

We had a reservation for Saturday afternoon and were seated promptly. Our waiter was David and he was fantastic.

The restaurant is done really cool, with a modern and nautical decor. Seating ranges from booths, tables, high tables with high chairs and the bar.

We were seated at a tall table, and I was concerned the chairs wouldn't be comfortable, but they were.

We liked everything we got, but some items were favorites over others.

Rolls - well worth the money, hot, fluffy, buttery and delicious. Alot of care is going into these, hence why they aren't being handed out for free. Five to an order.

clam cakes - these are true Rhode Island style clam cakes. Balls of doughy goodness studded with chopped clams throughout. Good, but filling, our were cooked nicely and the tartar sauce was tasty. I think there are complaints in these because people are expecting something akin to a crab cake, which these are not.

steamers - generous portion and easily shareable. They were delicious with no sand, served with the traditional melted butter and broth. These were thoroughly enjoyed.

Fried clams with the bellies - the only way to eat fried clams in our book. They were plentiful, not sandy and not greasy. They come with French fries which were good, but too many fries to eat them all if you are sharing other items. Best fried clams I've had on the west coast ( I'm originally from Massachusetts and go back frequently) as good as some I've had back east

Broiled cod - yes it's small but it's better to have a quality smaller piece of fish than. Large cheap piece of fish.

Lobster roll with butter - the person who got this said the lobster was cooked perfectly, wasn't rubbery, unfortunately the lobster flavor was overwhelmed by the paprika and other seasonings.

Indian pudding - I loved it and have never seen it out here. It's a cornmeal pudding with molasses and spices served warm topped with ice creAm. Nobody else in my party liked it but I loved it

Blonde was good, very large with Carmel sauce and ice cream, very good, but very sweet.

Peach pie , very good, nice peach flavor, one crust pie with a crumble topping. Crust was flaky and good.

Everyone liked the vanilla ice cream, it was creamy with good flavor. I would definitely order the ice cream as a sundae another time.

So glad to have this out here, we will definitely be back.