Good clam chowder in Harvard Sq?
Please help - need to take out of towners to lunch!
Dolphin Seafood always served excellent fish chowder, which they have unfortunately taken off their menu. I didn't like their clam as much, but recall it to be a pretty good straight forward version and not overly-thickened. Its slightly less expensive than Legal, but not much. Out of towners might prefer the Legal environment or even Summer Shack (Jasper White at times has advocated flour-thickened chowders, although I think they have a pretty normal one now.) both probably with a bit more thyme and so.
I kind of like the chowder at the "Boston Chowda Co." or whatever it's called, in the Garage food court on JFK & Mt Auburn.
There's also a Legal's if you want to go that route.