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Great Clam Chowder? (Cincy/Dayton)

qkalis May 6, 2009 09:49 AM

Fellow Hounds, I need help finding some great clam chowder in the Cincy/Dayton area. It should be a nice mix of creaminess, thickness, fresh and not too salty and I'm looking for the New England style. Any advice is welcome.

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    hollymayberry May 6, 2009 11:57 PM

    the caminetto bistro at kingsgate marriott conference center near UC serves up a mean clam chowder! they have it everyday for lunch and sometimes if you are lucky in the evening it is the "soup of the day"

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      jackrugby May 8, 2009 10:07 AM

      Judging by the underwhelming response you received is an indication of the lack of great chowder in S/W Ohio.

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        JohnE O May 8, 2009 01:26 PM

        I'd be wary of any clams pulled from the Ohio. ;-]

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          donw9876 May 9, 2009 03:24 PM

          In general, you don't come to Dayton or Cincinnati for the seafood. However, in Dayton there is an excellent seafood restaurant, Sweeney's, in Centerville near the crossroads of Rt 48 and 725 westbound. Sweeney's chowder and gumbo are both respectable, and their entrees are excellent. The chowder they serve seems pretty well balanced - not too salty, and a good balance of creaminess and thickness. Nope, it's not Manhattan chowder, it is the white stuff, and I have no idea where you would even *find* Manhattan clam chowder around here.

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