Friday, July 14, 2006

Road Trip Weekend

It's going to be hotter than hell this weekend. That means it's time for a roadtrip. Here are my top picks for road food, seafood and ice cream along the way.

Road Food
Super Duper Weinee, 306 Black Rock Tpke, Fairfield CT (just before Bridgeport, off 95).
Glenwood Drive In, 2538 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT. Great hot dogs, onion rings, other road food
Shady Glen Dairy Stores, 840 Middle Tpke E, Manchester, CT. Spectacular cheeseburgers.

Rom's, 179 Main St, Sturbridge, CT. Hot dog and fried-clam roadside stand.
Harry's, 149 Turnpike Rd, Westborough. MA. "Drive-In: Ice Cream Fried Clams" - the consummate American roadside diner.
The Clam Box, 246 High St, Ipswitch MA. "This is the place to eat the best fried clams on the North Shore; and since the North Shore is home of the best fried clams anywhere, these are the best fried clams in the universe."
Chauncey Creek, 16 Chauncey Creek Rd, Kittery Point, ME.16 Chauncey Creek Rd, Kittery Point, ME. "Choose your own lobster from the tank, commandeer a brightly colored picnic table on the dock (or, if it's a buggy evening, on the screened deck), and wait for your order while the river drifts by."
The Clam Shack, Dock Sq, Kennebunkport, ME. "Grab a pint and head over to the bridge railing, next door. Eating clams and watching the gulls and the boat traffic on the river... Al fresco dining at its best."
Red's Eats, Water St @ Main St, Wiscasset, ME. "Not Maine's cheapest lobster roll, but Maine's best."
Susan's Fish & Chips, 1135 Forest Ave, Portland, ME. Voted Best Meal Under $10 and Tastiest Fried Clams by Portland Press Herald.

Ice cream
Bedford Farms, 18 North Road, Bedford, MA. "Some of the best ice cream in the Boston area."
Bubbling Brook Restaurant, 1652 High Street (Route 109), Westwood, MA 02090, (617) 762-9860. "The ice cream is the thing here. Lounging on the picnic tables next to Bubbling Brook while enjoying an ice cream cone on a Sunday afternoon is always a memorable experience here."
Brown's, 232 Nubble Rd, York ME. By the famed Nubble Lighthouse, consistantly on top 10 lists.

For addresses, reviews, and a bigger list of options:
MyMaps at

1 comment:

bkennedy said...

will you be my personal trip-planner? seriously. will you?