finally made it down to Redwood City - in search of fried clams. It's not very visible from the street but fortunately they have a truck parked close to the street that makes a good landmark. The atmosphere is lobster shack like - the wooden picnic tables are well varnished to eliminate splinters and there are posters of Maine up on the wall. Fish nets and other New England seaport tchotchkes (sp?). I was amused by the mirror in the bathroom with a light house on the frame. Now onto the food ....
I got the fried clam plate to go - but I opened it up in my car out in the parking lot. (originally intended to bring some home to share with my
s/o) The first couple of bites triggered those memories - good stuff.
Excellent frying of the clams - crisp & greaseless. The bellies were a bit smaller than I prefer but it satisfied my craving. Even in New England I've run into the same situation at times-seasonal fluctuations. The potato "chips" were OK - not as crisp as I would like them - will ask for them to be fried longer next time.
I noticed that when they were dropping them into the fryer right out of the water filled bucket of potatoes - it didn't look like they were draining them and drying them before frying? Anyways, the Old Port will satisfy your cravings for clams - not as good as the best I've had but more than good enough. Look forward to going back to try the lobster roll and chowder.