Best of Boston

2005 Best Clam Shack, Nantucket

Sayle’s Seafood

More of a fish market than a dining destination, this Nantucket favorite deep-fries clams to crispy perfection. The crunch of the outer coating is followed by a burst of sweet and briny bivalve—the stuff of summer dreams. Sayle’s also offers lobster rolls, whole lobsters to go, and superfresh raw catch for you to cook at home (although you might struggle to match the savory flavors of Sayle’s).

99 Washington St. Ext., Nantucket, 508-228-4599,