In the spring of 1948,
Paul and Frances Lindsey first opened their doors as a take-out fried clam restaurant. People loved the delicious fried clams so much, that in 1968, the Lindsey’s expanded the clam shack into a larger, full service restaurant. Time went by and the second generation of Lindsey’s took over the family business. Today, owner Cheryl Lindsey continues the family tradition in East Wareham where it all began in 1948. Over the course of 66 years, Lindsey’s Family Restaurant has become one of the upper Cape’s most beloved restaurants and recognizable landmarks.
Generations of Cape lovers have flocked to Lindsey’s year round for their deliciously consistent food, quality service and impeccably clean restaurant
The History of Lindsey’s Famous Seafood Bisque
Back in 1980, Lindsey’s was closed on Mondays. Buzzy Lindsey didn’t like to serve the seafood that was left over from the weekend on Tuesday and he didn’t want it to go to waste. Buzzy asked his head chef, Arthur what they could do to make good use of the extra fresh seafood. They came up with a unique bisque recipe that he knew no one was making in the area. Traditionally bisques are puréed and contain no chunks, but Lindsey’s seafood bisque was chock full of large chunks of lobster, shrimp, haddock, and scallops. They originally made only 2 gallons of their new seafood bisque for that first Tuesday. It sold out. The following day they made 18 gallons of seafood bisque. That sold out as well. Almost 30 years later, Lindsey’s is still making 18 gallons of seafood bisque every single day!