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Best New England Clam Chowder

dick980 Nov 5, 2007 03:49 PM

Howdy folks-- So I'm from Boston originally, and recently moved here. Question for y'all - where in the city can the best New England Clam Chowder be had? I've had it at City Crab, and Grand Central Oyster Bar; any other thoughts?

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    JimmyPage Nov 7, 2007 08:12 AM

    As a native Bostonian, I can confidently say you are only going to be happy at Mary's Fish Camp and Pearl's. They are the closest mimic of Legal Sea Foods, No-Name Restaurant, and the Cape Cod clam shacks.

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      PhishFoodie Nov 6, 2007 08:09 PM

      Lure Fish Bar's is also really good

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      1. re: PhishFoodie
        ricky7 Nov 6, 2007 10:01 PM

        i forgot to mention the lobster place in chelsea market.

      2. bigmackdaddy Nov 6, 2007 04:39 PM

        I've had NE clam chowder in all the places mentioned above except for Dock's. I recommend Track's in Penn Station. Sort of off topic, the shellfish soup, Central American version at Honduras Maya in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn.

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          kam0424 Nov 6, 2007 11:26 AM

          I am also from Boston and I agree with the Lobster Place in Chelsea Market. Although I have never had it at Pearl's.

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            lchang Nov 6, 2007 10:57 AM

            I agree with Pearl's, and I also love it at The Lobster Place at Chelsea Market. I wasn't as crazy about the version at Grand Central Oyster Bar.

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              jrossettie Nov 6, 2007 08:14 PM

              The she-crab soup at OYSTER in Grand Central is much tastier than their Clam Chowder. It's delicious.

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              UES Mayor Nov 6, 2007 02:49 AM

              Dean and Deluca IMHO has the best

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                RGR Nov 5, 2007 08:17 PM

                Dock's - http://www.docksoysterbar.com

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                  ricky7 Nov 5, 2007 09:57 PM

                  i think that City Crab makes a freaking sensational clam chowder. I have it all the time there. Never fails to impress.

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                  kobetobiko Nov 5, 2007 06:15 PM

                  Not sure if it is really authentic, but I think the NE clam chowder at Pearl's Oyster Bar is excellent!

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                    tpigeon Nov 6, 2007 12:56 PM


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