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Best Cape Ann Clams

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Happened to go by Woodmans and see a line of about 150 snaking down the sidewalk. Headed over to Farnhams, mobbed. We passed Essex Seafood and did a u-e; man I am glad we did. It was a shorter wait and the food was outstanding. Very crisp, great flavor (oysters, cod, squid and scallops too)and in the rough. The people who own and run it live upstairs.

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  1. I've always been devoted to Woodman's. But last Friday I visited it, Farnham's, and the Clam Box. And the Clam Box' clams were clearly no. 1. Very light and unlike Woodman's, not at all greasy.

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    1. re: Eddie Luban

      Yep, the Clam Box is great if you have the bucks and the patience. I find Essex Seafood a little cheaper, a little less crowded, and just as great.