From last week's weekday visit:
Go for the pie--any pie. We tried the apple and lemon meringue, both terrific. The thursday night special of yankee pot roast with mashed potatoes and fresh carrots was, although better, from the school lunchroom cuisine genre. We didn't try, but I would bet the breakfasts are outstanding.
Bishop's Ice Cream
I know, its cold outside. But really--you have got to force yourself if you like ice cream. Bishop's is creamy, with little 'overrun' (that's air content) and very true flavors. We tried the maple walnut and mocha chip. Both stuffed in after din-din at the diner. btw--Bishop's has distribution in the area, we saw it at several other places along 302 between Littleton and Bartlett.
Sunny Day Diner
Missed breakfast, sigh, arrived at weekday lunch to a mob scene. Ordered the breakfast special of roast beef hash, eggs and hash browns. The best scrambled eggs I've had outside the house in years--why is something so simple so difficult to make, I dunno, but these guys know how to do it. VG hash browns. The roast beef hash was good too-but somehow it reminded me of the previous night's pot roast, so that took some of the shine off things. Pie pickings were lean, as I overheard the staff talking that the pie-maker got diverted by other demands the previous day. But the day-old pumpkin pie was great. Also tried a corn bacon chowder. No taste of bacon, little of corn, just a well made cream soup without too much taste.
On the way out of Logan airport, made a small detour up rte. 1 to the Seawitch in Peabody for fried clams. Great clams, oysters, cole slaw. FF's frozen. Definitely worth the 15 minute detour, considering there was no time for a drive up to Ipswich. Judging from hints in previous posts, and what I saw other folks ordering at lunch, the steamers, which are little necks here, are a must order.