On our way back home, we stopped at Dan’s Clam Stand in Crystal River for lunch. Any time I see whole belly clams on a menu, I have to check it out. It is a cash only restaurant, but they have an ATM on site. We started off withe conch fritters and a side salad.
The conch fritters had a bit of spice to them. They had a good texture and were well seasoned. Loren went for the blackened grouper, while I had to get the clams.
He said the grouper tasted good, but it was a very thin filet that got lost between the bun and veggies. The whole belly clams were crunchy and tasted just like home. It was a big portion and I was full by the time I finished them all. Overall, the experience was very good. Total bill with a drink was $42.
Dan’s Clam Stand
2315 N Sunshine Path
Crystal River, FL