Monday, September 5, 2011

Flo's Famous Luncheonette

Clam bar pickiness plagues my family and we've been scouting the area recently for some new spots to try.  Mom and Dad heard about Flo's Famous Luncheonette this weekend so we headed east to Blue Point to check out the scene.  Flo's is a laid back version of Montauk roadside clam bars with outdoor seating only and no waiter service.  
We each ordered a Manhattan Clam Chowder, Dad had a Lobster Roll, and mom and I split one Lobster Roll and one Cajun Shrimp Wrap.  We were told that there were no clams available because clammers have not been allowed out due to recent storm runoff into the bay -- at least the clams are locally sourced.
The clam chowder was not amazing.  While it was obviously homemade, we found that the broth was a little weak.  Clams and potatoes were kind of elusive, and big tomato chunks were overabundant.  It was nice however that we were given the soup right when we ordered and before the rest of our food came out.  We each burnt our tongues on the soup.  I never know who is at fault in a burnt tongue situation.  Is it the restaurant's fault for serving scalding food, or my fault for being impatient?  This is a chicken or egg dilemma.
The Lobster Rolls were good.  They boasted big chunks of meat with a little mayo on toasted potato buns and came with nice french fries.  Dad said the roll wasn't the best he's had, but for $10.50 each, you can't really go wrong. (A lobster roll in Manhattan costs around $17)  We enjoyed the Cajun Shrimp Wrap.  The shrimp was perfectly cooked, spicy and tender and came with lettuce tomato and onion. 
I think next time I would definitely try something different, maybe the crabcake sandwich or fried clam strips.  The menu was diverse and had lots of non-seafood options, and there was also an ice cream window.  Overall I enjoyed Flo's and would definitely keep it in mind for the future.  

Flo's Famous Luncheonette: 302 Middle Road, Blue Point, NY 11715. (631) 363-0596 Flo's Luncheonette on Urbanspoon


Anonymous said...

can't wait to go back for more. D

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