861 Quincy Shore Dr. Quincy; (617) 773-5090
It just wouldn’t be the shore without a place to gorge yourself on fried clams, and Wollaston Beach doesn’t disappoint. Tony’s Clam Shop, with over thirty years of history behind it is
Mine’s choice along this stretch. It faces the beach with a front wall that’s all windows, offering views of the Boston skyline along with the water. And its food, just as yummy as the nearby Clam Box, is a bit lower-priced.
Sure, you can order burgers, steak tips, and even Middle Eastern specialties here, but why would you? Enjoy a clam strip plate with generous and tasty helpings of clams, fries, and cole slaw ($7.40), and add a full ear of com not one of those tiny pieces common to such joints for an additional $1.50. Servings by the box run $6-$7 for the small portions of clams, scallops, and shrimp; rest assured, this will be plenty for one person.
Specials may include marinated, broiled swordfish tips for $8.95. Homemade clam chowder is $2.95 for a large bowl. Order food for takeout, perch yourself (no pun intended) on the seawall, and watch the joggers and dog-walkers parade by. If the weather’s not cooperative, there is indoor seating. Tony’s hours are 10:30 a.m. to midnight seven days a week, from April through October only.