Food & Drink

Lobster Roll

2014 Winner: Belle Isle Seafood

The closest real clam shack to Boston is outside the city limits, just over the bridge that connects Eastie to Winthrop. The relentlessly humble Belle Isle has a fine retail seafood counter and serves impeccably fresh local fish and shellfish—grilled, baked or fried—along with shore-food classics like chowder, stuffies and fried clam rolls. Its lobster roll is canonical (cold, barely mayo-dressed), huge and brimming with tail, claw and knuckle meat, putting more conveniently located tourist joints to shame.

Belle Isle Seafood

1 South Main St., Winthrop • (617) 567-1619

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