'Tis the season to grab a chilled beverage and some sublime seafood: Here's our annual batch of casual restaurants that care plenty about fresh fish, fried sides, and seaside locale. The decor? Not so much.
There's a steady stream of people in the two lines at this small, window-only restaurant. The left lane is for hot, grilled, and fried seafood specialties; the right lane, for hand-scooped, big-as-your-face gourmet ice cream cones. Under the covered eating area, plastic benches are filled with families sharing baskets of fried clams coated in just enough batter to be addictive. And then there's the New England--style lobster roll: monstrous hunks of tender meat served cold with crisp celery—the way it's been done at Cobie's for almost 30 years. Open seasonally, mid-May through mid-October; 508-896-7021,