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Lobster roll? Fried clams?

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violin | | May 4, 2009 08:31 PM

Wondering if there are any new places in Chicago/near suburbs where you can get decent "clam shack" style seafood. New England style. The best is if they have...

Lobster roll
Fried clams (steamers are great too!)
Good clam chowder ....

Recs for any/all of the above? Especially if you are a New Englander at heart....

We went to Bob Chinn's this weekend as we had a craving for some of the above and it was such a disappointment. Why do people go to this place?!?! Sorry... I gotta rant a little.

-- No fried clams. No Lobster roll. Unlucky me.
-- So I ordered shrimp fried rice (yeah, I know... but they didn't have what I really wanted) and
they brought me fried rice with no shrimp! Honestly... what the hell?!?
-- Food took way to long to come... and the place was empty (saturday at 2:30pm)
-- They brought out everyone's order with no fries.... brought out the fries 5 minutes later.
-- Steamed little neck clams were not little necks -- they were big and tough.
And barely warm.
-- Corned beef sandwhich "special" was corned beef, on 2 pieces of bland bread. Not
toasted, no mustard, no pickle, no nothing...
-- and to quote Woody Allen..... "and such small portions!"

So the "shrimp" fried rice was comp'ed. They were embarrassed. My first and last visit to this place.

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