Elliott’s Oyster House is the frattiest place to eat seafood, thankfully without any Vineyard Vines or fear of getting Smirnoff Iced. It’s best to hang out here with out-of-towners, but it’s also fun to come here and pretend you’re on vacation. Yes, it’s a tourist move, but the view of the water is excellent, it’s a festive place to slurp down oysters, and you can spend a few hours on the patio day-drinking and catching up with friends. If oysters aren’t your thing, the salmon pesto sliders will be.
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