BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Boston residents know there's one sure sign that Spring has sprung; Sullivan's has opened for business.
The South Boston staple held its opening day for the season on Saturday, February 29, with long lines in the parking lot.
On the menu, as usual, are plenty of seafood dishes like lobster rolls and friend clam strips, there's soft-serve ice cream, burgers and hotdogs, and much more.
"It's a landmark of South Boston," Southie resident Mark told WBZ NewsRadio. "It's one of the few places left we get to actually enjoy."
For opening day, he planned to order all the items he could. "Everything. It's usually my deal," Mark said. "I try to get a burger, a dog, a raspberry lime rickey. Then maybe some chicken nuggets."
Sullivan's has been a South Boston mainstay since it opened in 1951.
100 years before Sullivan's opened its doors, the Castle Island location had been Fort Independence. It was the 8th military fort on an island which is the oldest continually fortified location in British North America. More than sixty years after the concession stand served its first dish, hundreds of locals still flock there to ring in the start of Spring.
WBZ NewsRadio's Shari Small (@ShariSmallNews) reports: