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New England Clam Chowder in Chicago

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Does anyone have any favorite places in Chicago for New England Clam Chowder? Ever since The Smiling Fish closed, I haven't found any decent chowder here.

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  1. Corner Bakery's is good.

    1. Corner Bakery's is good.

      1. Cape Cod Room at the Drake has excellent chowder . . . but maybe it isn't the best destination if all you want is a quick cup/bowl of chowder. But it is good!

        1. I really like the chowder at Shaw's. I never eat in "Shaw's", rather, I eat in the Blue Crab Lounge.

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          1. re: Jim Taggert

            That's a great suggestion - I'd forgotten about that one. It is quite good chowder and, in the Blue Crab Lounge, easy to just pop in and have a bowl and a beer or iced tea and be on your way.

            1. re: Jim Taggert

              And if you're really looking for a New England memory, the Blue Crab Lounge also offers the city's best lobster roll.