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Ceals Clam Stand, Seabrook, NH?

bex Aug 17, 2007 11:34 AM

I'm going on a road trip from NYC to Rockland ME and am looking to do a tour de clam shack...

does anyone know is Ceal's is still open? if so, is it worth the stop?

  1. Infomaniac Aug 17, 2007 11:48 AM

    Ceal's is still open, and it's worth a stop. They do a good job frying clams.

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      rizzo0904 Aug 17, 2007 07:12 PM

      I love Ceal's. Their french fries are great and I always get the lobster roll. My grandmother loves their clams. Yummy!

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      pelletman Jun 11, 2008 10:22 PM

      Ceals sucks, at best.

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        Infomaniac Jun 12, 2008 04:02 AM

        why....can you enlighten us? you spent enought time saying this in several post, you must have a good reason,

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          Scargod Jun 14, 2008 09:14 AM

          Your one-liners are not helpful and are not credible. Be informative with some substance.

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            RandyL Jun 15, 2008 05:03 AM

            And I'm wondering why the comment I posted a couple of days ago about Ceal's having great fried shrimp was removed.

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              three of us Jun 15, 2008 10:03 AM

              I saw your fried shrimp comment re. Ceal's on another thread.

              http://www.chowhound.com/topics/525793

              Did you post it here, as well?

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                RandyL Jun 15, 2008 10:46 AM

                My bad...you are right! I didn't post it here......sorry CH!

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              pelletman Apr 7, 2009 06:00 PM

              It has been about a year since I went to Ceals. It was just terrible. Packaged turkey, the clams were TERRIBLE (I like Cooke's and The Clam Box if that helps). My klds wouldn't even eat the food, I could barely eat it. I hated the place and was really pissed I had spent money on the gruel they shoved out the window. My daughter had a burger to replace the turkey and that was terrible too. Just a total disaster. I'm sick thinking about it a year later...

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                Infomaniac Apr 7, 2009 08:10 PM

                I can't wait for Ceal's to open for the season. Out of over 100 visits over the past 40 years, I've never had a bad fried clam come out of the window, and thats all I've ever ordered from Ceal's. Can't wait to try their fried shrimp this year. Find a new agenda man.

          2. aadesmd Jun 20, 2008 07:29 PM

            Many better places:

            1) Al's Seafood- about 6 miles up the road on rt 1. Simply superb frying and great, great clams. Nice people as well.

            2) Lena's subs- Doesn't look like much, but great seafood subs. Fried haddock is realy awesome.

            3) Brown's- I have always found this to be better, and the atmosphere nicer.

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              Infomaniac Jun 21, 2008 02:30 PM

              A little history about Ceal's...
              http://www.newburyportnews.com/punews...

            2. aadesmd Jun 20, 2008 07:31 PM

              Sorry, but I forgot to mention Bob's Clam Shack in Kittery. Absolutely the best. The owner is a great guy, buys health insurance for all his employees on day 1, donates to every charity in sight. Not to miss.

              1. Infomaniac Jul 28, 2008 05:33 PM

                Stopped by Ceal's for a box of clams last night. Ceal's is celebration their 60th year in business this year. For clams they only serve small bellied clams but their so sweet and good. Fresh hand cut fries and rings and house made tatar and slaw. I keep wanting to try the fried shimp on RandyL's suggestion, but I haven't made it yet. Ceal's is worth the stop for a clam shack.

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                  RandyL Jul 29, 2008 06:48 AM

                  You gotta try it, Infomaniac! I'll be up there this weekend again and hope to stop there for some

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