Well, after reading all those great reviews, this seemed like the place to eat.
On the plus side, the service was great. It's a small place, so waiting for a table is understandable. However, we arrived early, so we were seated right away.
On the downside, while the clam chowder was indeed quite delicious, it also included an ingredient that I wasn't expecting: sand. For such a popular place, you'd think they'd be better about cleaning up their clams.
Speaking of cleaning, we ordered the hot combination platter. It contained Beer Boiled Shrimp, Garlic Baked Clams, Oysters Rockefeller, Steamed Mussels w/Broth and Steamed Clams w/Broth. For the most part, everything was just a bit overcooked. And after chowing down for a while, I quickly lost my appetite when I realised the shrimp hadn't been deveined. Bleh.
Not sure how this place became so popular. Maybe I'm just a seafood snob.
Pros: Clam Chowder
Cons: Clam Chowder