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Good Clam Chowder?

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Belafkih Jun 27, 2001 03:49 PM

I've been in the mood for some good clam chowder (New England). I recently came back from boston and i'm missing the chowder from legal sea foods :-(

So, anyone know of any good "fresh" clam chowder that doesn't taste like it came from a can?

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    LBQT Jun 27, 2001 04:02 PM

    The chowders at Los Alamitos Fish Company (Los Alamitos Bl. and Katella, just east of the 605) are terrific. I also like the red chowder at King's on Pine Ave. in Long Beach. It has lots of good seafood in it.

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      Kev Jun 27, 2001 07:27 PM

      If you want a very elegant, but expensive (~$9) interpretation of clam chowder, try Water Grill's. The chowder is very smooth and velvety and it's studded with disks of fingerling or baby creamer potatoes. Then a few clam still in its shell, and heaped with a mound of chopped chives.

      It's really really good, but I don't know about that price. Personally, I go for more heartier clam chowders, with lots of potato cubes, perhaps some celery, and clams I can really see.

      One place I know has a chowder like this is, unfortunately, in Seattle at Pike's Market. If anyone has other places that are more local, please post!

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        chris Jul 8, 2001 10:43 AM

        Tucks Point in Ventura Harbor has the best clam chowder and fried clams in Southern Cal.

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      PHIL Jun 28, 2001 03:04 AM

      Philippes The Original(the french dip sandwich place) on Alameda in Chinatown. And also Gladstones. Philippes is cheaper.

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