South Shore restaurants: Where to eat and drink in Massachusetts – The Patriot Ledger


Let’s Eat, Ledgerland is a regular feature for Patriot Ledger subscribers that profiles South Shore dining and drink spots.  
Here’s a taste of some recent stories with a link in the headlines to the subscriber-only content. If you’re not a digital subscriber, please consider signing up today
At the tip of Hull and just a few hundred feet from the ferry to Boston, a small restaurant is cranking out fried seafood, big lobster rolls and frozen whiskey cocktails.
Owners Adrian Muir and Susie Regan said every seat at Shipwreck’d at Pemberton Point has a view of the sea, the ferry and the ships passing through Hull Gut.
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Trillium Brewing Co. recently opened its sprawling new headquarters on 20 acres at the foot of the Blue Hills in Canton. The new space — previously occupied by Reebok and Instron Corp. — has a taproom and restaurant with more than 500 seats, beer garden, distillery and large outdoor space. 
More:Let’s Eat, Ledgerland: Trillium Brewing opens ‘forever’ home in Canton
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In 2019, local restaurateur Brian Houlihan bought and gutted the three-story Red Parrot, a staple on Nantasket Beach for nearly three decades. Since then he’s been serving what he calls “elevated beach fare” at the updated eatery. 
“It’s a beachy vibe and a fun place with local flavor – pan-roasted haddock, lobster, Duxbury oysters and Chatham clams,” Houlihan said. “On good beach days, we get a ton of traffic and sell fish and chips, tacos and smash burgers.” 
More:Let’s Eat, Ledgerland: A meal with an oceanfront view at The Parrot in Hull
Lori Murphy, owner of Hanson’s Fork in the Road, and Scott Gill, a Pembroke-based chef with cooking on Nantucket on his resumé, have a wealth of experience and knowledge about the local food scene. It’s been almost a year since Murphy hired Gill as the head chef at Somewhere Else Tavern on School Street, and they say they’re just about ready to shake things up. 
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The town that is famous for its oysters was curiously without a raw bar five years ago until a pair of restaurateurs decided to fill the void.  
More:Let’s Eat, Ledgerland: The world is your oyster at Duxbury’s The Oysterman
Chris Schweiger and his business partner Dermot Loftus opened The Oysterman less than a mile from the ocean where the briny bivalves are harvested in Duxbury Bay. Customers can taste the freshness in every slurp.
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