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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Southside Fish and Clam

There's nothing quite like fresh seafood from a local restaurant. I mean, I don't have a problem with crab or lobster from a chain restaurant, but local places have special character.

So on a recent Saturday night we made a return trip to Southside.

Order your food at the counter, grab a table, and wait for your number to be called so you can retrieve your order on a tray. Food is served on disposable plates with plastic knives and forks, very casual. Get a drink from the bar if you like.

We both started with the lobster bisque, creamy and rich soup, served with saltine crackers. Garden salad was a nice blend of lettuce, carrots, bell peppers and cherry tomatoes, dressing on the side. Garlic bread was made with real garlic, not garlic powder, and had a nice bite.

I had shrimp marinara -- sautéed shrimp served over linguini in marinara sauce. He had one of the evening's "specials" -- lobster tail meat in scampi sauce over linguini. Both were delicious, the fish fresh and well seasoned. Each dish contained a decent portion of fish and a very generous serving of pasta.

My one complaint -- when we walked into the dining area, it was clear that the cleaning staff cannot keep up, it was hard to find a seat because several tables needed to be bussed.

We love this place and plan to be back.

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