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Sep 29, 2007 04:17 PM

Manhattan Clam Chowder ...

I like it.

I'd like to eat some.

Anyone have a recommendation for some good MCC ...

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  1. The Grill in Beverly Hills does a nice Manhattan Clam Chowder.

    1. Crab Cooker
      2200 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach - (949) 673-0100

      Crab Cooker Restaurant
      17260 17th St, Tustin - (714) 573-1077

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      1. re: monku

        Thanks ...

        I should add that I live in West LA ... OC is a little far ... but when I'm down there I'll keep this in mind ....

        1. re: PaulF

          Crab Cooker is pretty good....self-proclaimed "worlds best". I always get a couple frozen quarts to take home for my freezer.

          Closer to home you might consider Fisherman's Outlet in downtown LA...not MHC but a tomato based/cioppino like broth seafood chowder that has clams in it. My daughter likes their lobster bisque.

          Hours aren't that convenient- they're basically only open for lunch.

          1. re: monku

            I know this will be out of the way for you so again, when you are in the area, on Los Alamitos/Katella in Los Alamitos. I love both the Manhattan and Boston style. Their Manhattan has a bit of a kick, a full flavored broth and lots clams and vegetables!

        2. re: monku

          Crab Cooker.. 2 Manhattan Clam Chowders with those golf ball croutons from the funky shaker.. 1/2 crab 1/2 shrimp cocktail (shared) 2 Lite eaters plates with those cheezzy potatoes and yes if you know the place well 2 jawbrackers from the funny spoon on the way out.. what do you have 2 happy people walking to the car.. and I ammost forgot 1 sourdough bread to share as well..

          1. re: Foodandwine

            Oh yeah, forgot those "soup nuts" I think they were called--gotta have those. You forgot the free postcard.

            1. re: Foodandwine

              Last time I was there they replaced the jaw breakers with salt water taffy. I was bummed. Taffy was fine, but not the same.

            2. re: monku

              Love the Crab Cooker! I went to the Newport Beach one all the time when I went to school down in Irvine.

            3. King's Fish House. I've never had the Manhatten but the New England Clam Chowder was delicious there!

              1. The original Fish Company in Los Alamitos

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                  1. re: calabasas_trafalgar

                    Mmm! I haven't been there in years! Although, I am partial to the New England version.

                    1. re: aprmayjun

                      They spend a lot of time claiming that their NE clam chowder is the best in the world. There's even a picture of Chevy Chase proclaiming exactly that. Of course, I love Chevy Chase, but I'm not sure I'd turn to him as the undisputed authority on NE Clam Chowder around the world...

                      1. re: glutton

                        I'm not sure if it's the best in the world but it's damn good.

                    1. re: irishkevbo

                      If you're in WLA I'd call Santa Monica Seafood on Broadway or Colorado in Santa Monica to see if they made it on that day. It's a good one and it's nearby. I also like the one at Daily Grill. I wish more places offered it as a choice. I hate the white one!

                      1. re: compucook

                        Agreed, the red clam chowder is lighter and isn't 60 grams of fat to eat. If it were 30 degrees out I might consider the white chowder an option.

                        1. re: compucook

                          Same here. I think they should come up with a new name for the white, so as not to confuse it with the "real" clam chowder.

                        2. re: irishkevbo

                          I'm going there for lunch today so I'll give it a try.