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May 23, 2008 12:17 PM

Fried Seafood

Where can I find the best FRIED SEAFOOD. Looking to get out and drive around this weekend. From Brookline so looking to drive up North. We know where we like but hoping to hear of some places we dont know of.

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      1. depending how far north you intended, there's Farnham's in Essex. Great clams, good calamari.

        1. I always say it, and no one seems to second it, but the Choate Bridge in Ipswich has the most delicious clams ever, and their fish and chips are addictive. Add malt vinegar, and YUM! Cute gimmick in the popcorn maker - gives you something to nosh on while waiting. ALSO - I know you are looking for fried, but their lobster roll is my very favorite!!!!!!!!! Choate Bridge is very affordable. And, with the full bar, you can have a beer as well. I love the joint.

          Take a ride to Great Neck and enjoy the beautiful views!

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          1. re: Small Plates

            I've seconded the Choate Bridge lobster roll rec in the past- their chowder is great as well. Haven't had the fried clams there.

          2. Don't forget the red tide alert at the moment. Stick to scallops.

            Actually, does anyone know if they are using back-stock (ie frozen local) clams? These places can't be closed for the holiday weekend.

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            1. re: yumyum

              James Hook is selling steamer clams from Maine right every day for the long weekend..check for hours.

              I'd imagine that the NS clam shacks are getting them from up there too.