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Sep 22, 2007 11:14 AM

Good Clam Chowder?

I have a hankering for some delicious New England style clam chowder. Where should we go? Pretty open on location but would prefer somewhere between West Hollywood and Silverlake, if possible. If it is the BEST clam chowder, well then would probably drive a little further. Thanks!

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  1. The "chowda" at Providence is wonderful but pricey ($15). Ditto for the one at Water Grill ($14).

    1. I've Had Clam chowder at many places around the country. Surprisingly In LA The New England Clam Chowder at the cafeteria from my work. It's Cheap $2 for a pint Good Sized chunks of Clam,& Potato, Nice creamy broth & butter flavor.
      LADWP Cafeteria A-Level 111 North Hope Street Downtown Los Angeles
      Served on Fridays, but sometimes they make a Manhatten style or other Seafood chowder check the website and pull up the menu of the week.

      1. Best NE clam chowdah... Available Fridays only at Philippe's the Original French Dip in Downtown LA. Get there early - many Fridays they're sold out quickly and they don't make more. Worth the drive for sure.

        Creamy, and lots of chunks of clams. Out of this world.

        1. The HUNGRY CAT has my favorite clam chowder outside of Hog Island in San Fran.
          Call ahead cuz a couple of times I drove totally outta my way and they didn't have it.
          It is SOOOooooo good!

          5 Replies
          1. re: tatertotsrock

            Bit of a schlep but I love both the Manhattan and Boston chowders at Los Alametos Fish Company on Katella.

            1. re: Fru

              Los Alametos also has an excellent chowder, but I loved the one at Ye Olde Ship even more (and I loove chowder!) :-)

              1. re: Fru

                Thanks. I used to go there occasionally 20 years ago, and it was good then. I didn't realize the place was still around, so I'll try it again on your recommendation. BTW, the map sites will grumble less if you spell "Los Alamitos" with an "i."

                1. re: sbritchky

                  Lol. I assumed it was Los Alamitos, but am kind of new to the area, sorry! :-)

                  I'm going to try the one in Fullerton today, so will let you know if it was as good as the one in Santa Ana.

                  1. re: sbritchky

                    Like I said, both the Boston and Manhattan are great even if I did spell Los Alamitos with an e. And no, Google did not give me any grief during my search.

              2. The chowder at Ye Olde Ship was delish. I went to the one in Santa Ana though, so can't vouch for the one in Fullerton, but have heard great things about that place too from many people here.