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Hyannis and area eats

Joanie | Aug 8, 2005 07:05 AM

Spent a couple days there last week and hit quite a few places. Grabbed a hot dog at the Dog Shack on Main St. thinking it'd be a little bit to hold me over but it was a giant dog on a grilled bun that couldn't take the size, the relish and onions were falling out all over the place. That nite, I met a friend at Blue Anchor on Main where I thought we were just gonna get a drink. They had a long martini list for the relative bargain of $8 but the mango martini wasn't nearly as good as others I've had (including Eclectic Cafe up the street). Since my friend was starving, we just stayed there for dinner where I was allowed to have the lunch menu's lobster roll w/ fries and cole slaw for $14. I asked the waitress how that and the crabcakes were but she's hardly eaten anything there. She was fun but a little too much. In any case, the lobster roll was jammed with lots of meat and not too much mayo, good curly fries, and the typical slaw in a tiny plastic cup even tho this wasn't a clam shack. Friend had a filet done medium as he ordered with mashed and nice sauteed veggies for $22. I guess the place is more known for sushi but it had something for everyone. Hit Katie's later for a decent pistachio cone.

Breakfast the next day was Persey's Place on the other side of Main St. whose menu takes forever to plow thru. I went with the crab & mushroom omelette with hollandaise on the side. Cooked well done as I asked, good amount of crab, came with a bit of homemmade baked beans, less than thrilling home fries and yummy grilled corn bread. Iced coffee from La Petite France wasn't great and kind of pricey. Drink that nite at the new Grill 16 was a wonderful cantaloupe martini, much better than the nite before, $1 more. They've done that place nicely but it's huge and wasn't that crowded. I think everyone was at Spanky's by the ferries where I wanted to eat but the bar was packed so I ended up at Frank Heaven across the street for a fried scallop plate w/ okay fries and slaw for $10.50. Good sized scallops, batter was a little dark but tasty. Soft ice cream at the stand next to the mini golf was good and comes with free dip if you want.

Went out of my way to finally try the "best fried clams anywhere" at Kreme n Kone at Rt. 28 & 134 in Dennis. I've had better just recently in Salem MA for 1/2 the price. These were fine at $16.99, but the smallest clams I may have ever seen which I don't mind too much but those bigger belly lovers wouldn't be happy. Didn't even bother eating a french fry, they looked like typical boring cardboard sticks but the onionn rings were some of the best I've had. Nice quick clean operation where you order up front, grab a stand with a number and food's delivered quickly. Last stop was Ojala Farm Pie Shop on Rt 6A by 134 and was worth taking the long way. Got a cone w/ strawberry and grapenut which was just fair, strawberry tasted more like sherbet and I've had better grapenut. But I brought home their excellent blueberry & peach pie with one of the best crusts I've ever had. A mini pie cost $3.95 and was well worth it. Key lime looked great, I'm sure they're all good.

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