Fried clams, ice cream, and other refreshing treats. They are the mainstays of summer in New England, where culinary adventures can be as simple as taking the next exit on your road trip.
Here are six spots — one from each state — where you can find some of the best roadside eats this summer, no matter where the highway might lead you.
Massachusetts — Jim’s Clam Shack, Falmouth
There are hundreds of clam shacks all along the coastline of New England, but this small outlet on the docks of Falmouth Harbor might be as authentic as they get. Jim’s Clam Shack is just that — a shack. It’s a no-frills seafood destination complete with weathered shingles and a screen door. Its simplicity is what breeds its popularity, though. What exactly do you have to dress up for when your calling card is serving dishes fresh from the water you call your backyard?