FA Rating: f+
Fry Rating: 9/10
The food option at Carson Beach, adjacent the public restrooms, is a little joint called Seaside Cafe.
From Googling it and searching my food websites I found that this place was off the radar, and so it became my duty to try it.
I would've liked to have tried their lobster roll for comparison, but instead I saved $4.50 by opting for one of their specials, a clam roll with fries for $9.50. We'll see how they do clams before I spring for lobster here, I decided.
You order at a window, pay your cash (cash only), receive a number, and then come pick your food up when they call you. They have a condiment section at the window with ketchup, mustard, relish, pickles, and diced white onions.
|Fried clam roll with fries and fixin's - a daily special for $9.50|
The fries were perfectly salted, crisp on outside, potatoey on the inside, served fresh and hot. I give them a 9/10 fry rating, only imperfect because I'm a fan of seasoned fries.The ranch I acquired from the lady at the window was thicker than my favorite but pretty damn good. Even better was the tartar sauce, both for the sandwich and the fries. I believe this is the first time I've ever really enjoyed tartar sauce, so this was a big deal. It was good, more ranchy than most tartar sauces.
As for the fried clam sandwich, they do the simple buttered toast platform here, of which I definitely am a fan.
You can see the delicious golden fried clam situation here. I enjoyed this immensely. If I ever come back to Carson beach, I'll definitely spring for the lobster roll.
|A very cute place to eat lunch, either in the gazebo or, if that's taken, at one of the benches - what a great place for a party|