Best of Boston

2011 Best Fried Clams

The Bite

The lines are long, the seating is sparse, and forget about finding a parking space at this Vineyard clam shack outside the fishing village of Menemsha. But trust us, it’ll all be worth it when you slurp up the bellies here, which have just the right balance between oil and crunch. Take a cartonful down to the dock on a summer day, and you won’t need much else.

29 Basin Rd., Chilmark, 508-645-9239,