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Manhattan Clam Chowder ...

PaulF Sep 29, 2007 04:17 PM

I like it.

I'd like to eat some.

Anyone have a recommendation for some good MCC ...

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    handlertaper Sep 29, 2007 04:29 PM

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

    1. monku Sep 29, 2007 04:40 PM

      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
        PaulF Sep 29, 2007 06:56 PM

        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 ....

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          monku Sep 29, 2007 07:37 PM

          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.

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            Fru Sep 29, 2007 10:11 PM

            I know this will be out of the way for you so again, when you are in the area, http://www.originalfishcompany.com 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
          Foodandwine Sep 30, 2007 08:24 PM

          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
            monku Sep 30, 2007 09:29 PM

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

            1. re: Foodandwine
              mattesq Oct 4, 2007 12:21 PM

              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
              mstinawu Oct 26, 2007 01:08 PM

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

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              cyberdiva Oct 1, 2007 09:18 AM

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

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                calabasas_trafalgar Oct 1, 2007 11:25 AM

                The original Fish Company in Los Alamitos

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                  glutton Oct 2, 2007 05:27 PM

                  This is a good version.

                  1. re: calabasas_trafalgar
                    aprmayjun Oct 4, 2007 11:12 AM

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

                    1. re: aprmayjun
                      glutton Oct 5, 2007 06:42 AM

                      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...

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                        aprmayjun Oct 26, 2007 11:44 AM

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

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                    irishkevbo Oct 1, 2007 04:25 PM

                    My Favorite is the Daily Grill

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                      compucook Oct 1, 2007 04:31 PM

                      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!

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                        irishkevbo Oct 2, 2007 12:15 PM

                        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.

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                          calabasas_trafalgar Oct 2, 2007 04:13 PM

                          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
                          calabasas_trafalgar Oct 30, 2007 11:08 AM

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

                        3. CynGriff Oct 2, 2007 04:57 PM

                          Crab Cooker is the best...worth picking up a few quarts for the freezer for times when cravings strike...There was a brief time when they actually canned their soup and sold it at some local grocers but I guess the demand wasn't great...

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                            AllieMcC Oct 7, 2007 12:08 AM

                            Cameron's in Pasadena has it, I haven't tried it but I enjoy the food at Cameron's in general. I think Fish King in Glendale might have it as well.

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