Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Eastern Shore Excursion: The Great Machipongo Clam Shack
We drove down to Virginia to spend Thanskgiving with family. Wanting to avoid traffic, we took Rt.13 down the Eastern Shore. On the Virginia side of the Shore you'll find one of the best seafoood markets & restaurant...The Great Machipongo Clam Shack.
The GMC Shack is located just south of Exmore in a vacated fast-food restaurant but is lightyears away from the greasy offerings you usually find on 'The Road'.
Fresh steamed shellfish, grilled & broiled fish, soups & sandwiches, you can find a great healty & lite lunch offering and walk away with fresh ingredients for dinner.
Elizabeth ordered a bowl of Maryland-style (red) crab soup; made with claw meat & brimming with vegetables & potato, it was reminiscent of Brunswick Stew.
Here you see my clam-fritter sandwich...similar to an quiche. Served with a fresh 'slaw, this sandwich was an interesting way to have a warm seafood sandwich that wasn't deep fried & battered.
C & E