Some friends and I are going to drive from Boston to Bar Harbor in early fall. We'll probably take 95 north, and I hear Rte 1 is lovely, so we might go that way even though it'll add a bit to our time (we are allotting about 7 hours for driving and pulling over and constant snacking). if consensus is that Rte 1 is a waste in the fall, then we'll go 95 to 295.
What are some good places? If we will be driving out of Logan, so we will not be in Boston proper. Our criteria:
Seafood please. Even better if whole-belly clams are involved.
Not pricey ($20 lobster rolls need not apply)
Sit down? Table cloths? Silverware? Not necessary.
Not too far off-course (that is, not more than a 20-25 minute detour from the way we're headed)
I hear Waterman's Beach Lobster is good but we are going mid-late September, and most shacks seem to be closed after Labor Day.
Any suggestions? (We're fairly familiar with Bar Harbor itself, so no restaurant recs there needed).