Tony’s is very causal; you order at the counter and they give you the cutest lobster-shaped pager to alert you when your food is ready. Plastic trays and paper plates abound.
My dining companion and I shared a fried whole clam plate ($19) and a lobster roll ($19). I was able to get ½ fries and ½ onion rings with the plate, which always makes me happy. The clams were large, briny and juicy. The breading was similar to the Clam Box and not overly greasy. I think they could have been more flavorful, but I was still happy. The fries and onion rings were excellent; they stayed crispy even after they cooled.
The lobster roll was mayo based, no fillers (celery, lettuce) and generously overflowing with meat. They toasted the bun, which is a must. The lobster had a nice firm texture, but like the clams, lacked a little in flavor.
The ambiance was perfect – we sat on the patio, watching the sunset while enjoying the warm breeze. I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect start to the fried clam eating season, er, I mean summer.