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Monday, August 08, 2005

Hingham Lobster Pound (MA)

Our Rating:

8 out of 10

When we went:
This is one of our summertime favorites on the south shore. Any night of the week that we didn't feel like cooking, didn't feel like spending alot, and wanted great fried seafood. We're trying not to make is a regular stop on our weekend because it isn't the healthiest food, but it is good

The Food:

They served fried clams (with bellies if you're courageous enough, or strips), Fried Haddock, Lobster, Shrimp, chicken strips, Fries and Onion Rings. Their plates are more than generous even for the most health appetite. Many people would be fine splitting a plate with someone else. Their fried bananas have a very light batter coating and are topped with sugar and come with maple syrup. They make a great desert, but only if you have enough room.
The Place:

It really is a shack on the side of the road. The Road is Route 3A in Hingham, Ma. There is parking for something like 10 cars in front of the Pound, but many end up parking along the side of the road stretching west. There isn't quite enough room inside to make the waiting area comfortable when it's busy. If you wander off to the right (the window is to the left of the entrance) you can find the lobster tanks. There is no dining room or other area to eat while there. There are no picnic tables or other accommodations. Plan on taking everything to go. You can drive a short distance towards the center of Hingham and eat at the park that overlooks Hingham harbor. We should know the name but forget at the moment.

Directions / Links / Info:

The Phantom Gourmet seems to like Hingham Lobster Pound. Here is their review.

Phone Number : (781) 749-1984

Address: 4 Broad Cove Rd Hingham, MA 02043-1818

Broad Cove Road is really Route 3A. Follow Route 3A East from Quincy and Weymouth or follow it West From Cohasset and Hull.

Monday, August 01, 2005

Jake's Seafood (Hull, MA)


9 out of 10 Clams

When We Went:

We went to Jake's after spending the afternoon at George Lane Beach in Weymouth. We had some time before our table was ready so we walked by the merry go round and along the seawall on Nantasket Beach. Hull is about a 15 minute drive (enjoying the scenery) from Weymouth along Route 3A.

Details and Description:

Jake's is a very nice place. You don't feel the need to dress up when going there, but dressing up when going there is definately ok. It's not too pricey, but certainly not cheap. Most entres were between 10 and 20 dollars. It's location is amazing. Views out of the back windows look into the inside of Hull harbor. Views out the front look onto the Merry Go Round and Nantasket beach (well sort of if there weren't buildings blocking much of the view).

All of that said the location is great. If you spend the day at Nantasket and are looking for some good food Jake's is the place. Jake's Menu ( includes fried seafood, Grilled and baked items, and great appetizers and deserts). We were mor than full when ordering a meal that included bread and salad. Some of us split some onion rings for an appetizer (really good). Others had the clam chowder (Impressed the out of towners). We had a few fried seafood samplers for dinner, as well as the Baked scallops (really very good) and the Grilled Salmon. Everyone had a great dinner, had no complaints. The waitress and staff were very nice.

We didn't have to wait long for a table of 5 on a busy Saturday night. We might have been a little later than the "rush" but nothing too late.


Jakes Website has tons of details, but we've pulled the most usefull parts out here.

Jake's Seafoods - Restaurant & Market
250 Nantasket Road
Hull, Massachusetts 02045

Telephone: 781-925-1024

Web Site Address:

Monday - Thursday: Dinner served from 3pm-9pm. Retail and Takeout from 12 noon
Friday - Saturday: Lunch Menu served from 12-4pm. Dinner available all day
Sunday: Dinner menu served from 12-9pm