The $17 appetizer of fried Ipswich clams at the seafood restaurant Kinkead’s is close to perfect: The clams are crisp, chewy, greaseless, and accompanied by house-made tartar sauce and frizzled lemon slices. At the much more casual Georgetown fish shack Tackle Box, fried clams—full-belly in summer—also make a stellar appearance in a pile with tartar sauce or in a made-for-the-restaurant bun as a clam roll (each $12).
Dirt Cheap Eats 2008: Tackle Box
Comments () | Published January 2, 2009
Address: 3245 M St., NW, Washington, DC 20007
Cuisines: Seafood, American
Opening Hours: Open daily 7 to 10 PM.
Price Range: Inexpensive
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Accepted
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Best Dishes Fried bay scallops with lemon; fried clams with tartar sauce; fried shrimp on a potato roll; lobster roll; wood-grilled calamari with basil-walnut pesto; wood-grilled asparagus; braised greens; potato salad; coleslaw; blueberry pie.
Price Details: Starters $6 to $12, Main dishes $9-$12