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Jun 8, 2006 11:44 AM

Fried Clams in Boston/North Shore?

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Where can I find a not good, but GREAT fried clam shack in the Boston/North Shore area? I know of one in Ipswich, but are there other good ones? Please help.

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  1. Farnhams in Essex. Nice setting on the Marsh too.

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    1. re: Shaebones

      Yes. You do NOT want to try to go through Ipswich Center on 133/1A on summer weekends until the bridge in the center of town is reopened (it's been closed since the floods). Stick to Essex unless you are prepared to come at Ipswich from the north or west (look at your maps carefully if you don't know it well).

      1. re: Karl S

        The Clam Box but wait until the bridges are repaired. These clams are tasty, and the batter is light, not greasy. I only eat fried clams once a year, and that's where me and the husband go.

        1. re: Janet

          Actually you can get to the Clam Box via Rte. 1 North. When you reach the lights at the Wolf Farm Nursery, turn right onto Linebrook Rd. Pass Marini Farm and take first left onto One Mile Rd. The Clam Box it at the end of this road - on the corner of Rte. 1A.

    2. Moultons Seafood, Winthrop St, Medford 781-396-6466 has the greatest clams north of cape cod. Skip the hassle of no bridges in Ipswich and head 4.3 miles north of Boston to Medford. They have other great seafood you can either buy raw to cook at home or you can do take out or have a drink with dinner in the small dinningroom. Service is slow but well worth the wait.

      1. h

        I know it's a cliche. but Woodman's is still pretty darn good...

        1. Our favorites are Essex Seafood and Farnham's, both in Essex.

          1. The Best fried clams in Massachusettes are in Everett.
            Mikes Roast Beef on Rt 99

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            1. re: Locutus

              I found Mike's clams pretty good, but not in the same league as those at Clam Box, Essex Seafood, or even Royal in E. Boston. [Mike's roast beef, on the other hand, was fantastic]