Tryst Creates New Clam Shack Concept for Summer

Paul Turano's new seasonal menu to feature New England seafood classics, four days a week.


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Each summer Tryst’s chef-owner Paul Turano likes to shake things up by creating a brand new restaurant within a restaurant, like his popular AFC, “Arlington Fried Chicken,” and last year’s T’s BBQ Joint, offering up dishes like fried green pickles and ribs. Starting on May 17, Turano will introduce guests to his newest concept, T’s Clam Shack, with a menu featuring riffs on New England seafood classics like a shrimp roll with chili lime dip, lobster sliders, and soft shell crab served over a corn risotto.

The new dinner menu will only be available Sunday through Wednesday from 5 to 10 p.m. Turano says he’ll keep his clam shack concept going through the summer with items available for both dine-in and takeout. See below for the full menu.


Olde Bay Kettle Chips 3

Shrimp Summer Rolls 7.
Chili Lime Dip

Soft Shell Crab 15.
corn risotto, ramps

Bucket Of Steamers MKT
Sculpin Ale, crusty baguette

Clam & Corn Chowder 7
Dan’s oyster crackers

Bag of Ipswich Clams 11

Lobster Slider 7 each

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