“With the activity set, the next challenge became where to dine before the show. I say it with love, but Londonderry is not exactly known as a mecca for fine dining, however, despite it only being mid-March when this outing occurred, Clam Haven was already open for the season. And if there’s one thing I love about living in New England, it’s ordering fried seafood from a walk-up window and eating it in the car.
You can write a Letter to the Editor scolding me for dropping the “London” from Londonderry for the food portion of this piece (Clam Haven is located just over the border in Derry) but I don’t care because it was so worth it. Each couple shared a ginormous plate of fried clams, scallops and shrimp, which also came with onion rings, fries and cole slaw for $17.95, and my date and I went one step further by adding matching burgers for a little surf & turf action. I’ve gotta tell you: I’ve eaten at a fair amount of seafood shacks in NH and Clam Haven just may be my new favorite. The fish was fresh, the batter wasn’t soggy and the burgers were roadside-stand satisfying.”