Sullivan’s Castle Island in Southie has reopened for its 72nd season and it’s even more spectacular than ever. Sullivan’s is iconic and when it opens, it’s the true sign that spring and eventually summer is upon us. According to the Sullivan’s website: “Founder Dan Sullivan, Sr. opened the doors with the plan to provide quality food at reasonable prices in a family friendly atmosphere to those enjoying leisure time on the 22-acre recreation site, now operated as a state park.” People travel from all over New England to try some of Sullivan’s favorites. From the ice cream, to the shakes, to the fried clams, to the lobster rolls, Sullivan’s is truly a gem right here in Southie.
Believe it or not, there are now three Sullivan’s locations for you to enjoy. Besides the iconic South Boston, Castle island location, there is now one open in Hanover on Washington Street. There is also a location in Boston on Causeway Street. Regardless of which location you go to, you will be able to try any of these suggestions on their menu.
That being said, we asked you what your favorite dishes are at Sullivan’s. Boy did you have answers and you are passionate about them. Hundreds of responses came in but there were many of the same answers which we will include below. The bottom line for the food at Sullivan’s is that it’s just something you can’t explain. The food is just made with love. Not to mention, there’s something to be said about grabbing a shake or a burger and some fries and then taking a walk around Castle Island. Take the family, take a date, walk the dog or just go alone because Sullivan’s is truly a Boston treasure. Next time you go, make sure you try any one of these delicious menu options.