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Easy eating near the beach

Fried clam roll at the Clam Bar in

(Credit: Photo by Gordon M. Grant)

You're sticky and salty after a day at the beach. Part of you wants to go home and shower before dinner; the other part just wants to eat.

Relax.

You and the family won't have to change out of your swimsuits or shake sand from your flip-flops at any these casual outdoor spots. Best of all, they're either right at the beach or a short drive away.

- Compiled by Joan Reminick

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