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Upper Cape eating

Joanie | Aug 29, 2003 03:13 PM

Sandwich is upper Cape, isn't it? In any case, took a couple days off only to discover those beaches are WAY too rocky. Give me cold but smooth Gloucester any day. Stopped at the Nest Diner in Mattapoisett on the way down for okay banana pancakes w/ fake syrup ($3.95). They seemed to have run out of lots of stuff by 11:30 and didn't have one pie choice which is odd for a diner. Had a mid afternoon snack of a lobster roll at Seafood Sams by the Coast Guard place. Only $6.95 for a fairly packed roll w/ a little mayonaise on a perfectly grilled bun. You could get fries and slaw for another $1.25 but I passed since I knew I'd be stuffing my face later. Ended up going back there cuz their fried lobster intrigued me. You could get that w/ another fried choice w/ the sides, so I chose clams. A bargain and a half at $12.08 w/ tax. The frying didn't hide the flavor of the lobster much, got a side of butter for that part of the meal. They fry the claw meat and I kind of missed having any tail, but it was quite good.

Ate a couple bites of a very good blueberry scone from Marshland (?) bakery & restaurant on 6A the next morning, saving room for another seafood snack. Stopped at the Seafood Shanty in Bourne (I think), across from the river. The woman said people come from miles for their lobster roll so I gave it a shot. Very good altho I didn't need the added lettuce. Another great bun, tasty lobster, little filler and decent fries ($11.95). Sitting on the bench by the river was very pleasant. Drove the slow way back to Boston via Rt. 28 and stopped at Percy's Ice Cream in Wareham for a kiddie size soft twist cone. Noticed a few diners I hadn't heard of before plus a couple roadside hot dog carts. All in all, successful eating.

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