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Best fried clams in New England

ligature | Sep 7, 2009 11:04 AM

I just had the best fried clam roll I have ever eaten, and I've eaten a lot of fried clams. This is in Scarborough, Maine. The restaurant, in business since 1927, is Ken's Place, on Pine Point Road. The menu is extensive, but what my mom and I , landlocked far too long in Vermont, wanted was clams. We split one roll, at around $l0 (market value). The roll was bulging with clams - maybe 30 of them, the whole ones. They were small-average size. We were asked if we wanted them crisp or doughy (not the right word - but with more batter) - and we chose crisp. The clam morsels were not at all greasy and as fresh as I've ever tasted. They were sweet, no grit, no sand, no toughness. I would gladly drive back the 200+ miles to have another taste of this clam roll. With it, they served commercial tartar sauce. So, the only thing I would change would be homemade tartar sauce, but this is hardly worth mentioning. In our three-day Maine vacation, these clams were the best thing we put into our mouths. Ken's Place, Pine Point Road, Scarborough, Maine 04074. (They also have a raw bar - and picnic tables for fine weather.)

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