RED Quick Bite #80: Listener Recommendation at DJ’s Clam Shack in Key West

We went to Key West for the 30th Anniversary Hemingway Key West Sunset Run & Paddleboard Race.  We explored fantastic places for food and beverage both on and off Duval Street. On Episode 40, we went to DJ’s Clam Shack after our half marathon.  It was amazing seafood and we only got to try conch fritters and clam strips during that visit, and one of our listeners said that we had to go back and try the lobster roll and Dana was curious about the Ipswich Fried Clam Basket and how it compared to the clam strips from our first visit.

My mouth is watering as I write this recap because it was the best lobster roll I ever had.  The bread was buttered and toasted.  The lobster was tossed in just enough mayo along with celery and a hint of tarragon.  A squeeze of lemon brought out all the flavors.  Can I talk about the lobster itself?  The pieces of lobster are huge in the sandwich and cooked to be perfectly tender.  The natural sweetness and briny flavor of the lobster... just incredible.

The fried clam basket is something you want to get on a special occasion because it is a bit pricy, but the flavor is worth it.  The breading was crispy and it stayed on the clams.  The clams The tarter sauce brought out the seafood flavor. They were meaty and tasty clams served with hot and crispy fries!

If you get the chance, get down there and try these two awesome items on the menu!


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