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Jul 6, 2001 05:46 PM

WANTED: Where to buy whole clams for frying?

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I'm a former Bostonian who now lives in Memphis, TN. Needless to say we can't get whole clams here so I wold like to find a place where I could buy some and have them shipped. Any help will be appreciated!

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  1. try JG Hook..617 423 5500 or Legal Sea Foods 800 477 LEGAL

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    1. re: 9lives

      There's also an upscale mail-order house out of Ipswich (I'm not 100% sure of the name, but it's something intuitive like "Ipswich Seafood"). They offer the "Clam Box" secret recipe batter as a mix with their clams, which might be worthwhile (see lots of posts on how good the Clam Box is under the "demise of Woodman's" threads).

      The down side is that they charge an arm and a leg. For instance, a dozen oysters that would run you $20 at even the most expensive restaurant in Boston are $40 through these guys. Not sure of the clam pricing, but you can bet it's steep.

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      Win (Boston)

      Ipswitch Shellfish has a good wholesale reputation. Ive never bought retail from them or on-line.


      1. Thanks for the replies. I've seen the "Clam Box" deal and they are right - there are no better fried clams to be found. My family used to go almost every weekend to the clam box. Man I can almost taste them right now. Ther are very expensive to have shipped but as the saying goes, you get what you pay for!