Best of Boston

2005 Best Clam Shack, Cape Cod

Arnold’s Lobster & Clam Bar

Just as hot dogs are a Fenway favorite, it would be silly to skip clams on Cape Cod. And among the dozens of small shacks, Arnold’s remains a standout. This quality-conscious spot now has a dining room and screened-in patio—as well as lengthy lines (it’s worth the wait, though). Prepare to get messy while scarfing Wellfleet oysters, lobster rolls, and, of course, the famous Arnold’s fried clams.

3580 State Hwy. (Rte. 6), Eastham, 508-255-2575,