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Dining Out

A lobster shack open in winter

Our coast is one of the few places where a “shack” is a good thing.

The definition here has less to do with the quality of the structure than the atmosphere and location, denoting a funky little place at the shore. Usually, a funky little place at the shore with a deep-fryer, a takeout counter, and plastic utensils.

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