Best of Boston

2012 Best Clam Shack, Cape Cod

The Lobster Trap

The golden whole-belly fried clams are worth an impromptu day trip. Add in the Buzzards Bay and Back River vistas, the newly built bar stocked with local brews, and the overstuffed lobster roll served on buttery brioche (yes, brioche), and what you’ve got is, quite simply, one of the Cape’s best casual seafood joints.

290 Shore Road, Bourne, 508-759-7600,