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stevedi Jun 11, 2009 01:30 PM

Anyone know where you can find real New England (long neck) fried clams anywhere in LA?

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    daddelson Jun 24, 2009 11:48 AM

    sonny mclean's in santa monica has the real deal.

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      Souleman Jun 18, 2009 12:08 PM

      http://www.sonnymcleans.com/history.html

      Closest I've had to ones I used to get in New England, menu is great and so is the bar! Especially if you're a Boston sports fan!

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        stevedi Jun 18, 2009 01:27 PM

        Wow, what a deal. Being a devout Sox fan, this is a no brainer. I stayed away all these years thinking I'd run into all those displaced Southies!!

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          orythedog Jun 23, 2009 03:24 PM

          T.O. Fish and Chips on Thousand Oaks blvd

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            Mattapoisett in LA Jun 23, 2009 04:56 PM

            Not Southies, you'll run into displaced Emersonians by the boatload. You may, as a lot of us have, find those clams not quite good enough to satisfy your craving (not sweet, briny and mealy tasting] but sometimes they have to do. My Next Place to Try is Seafood Sid's Since I trust all of Tom Swifts recommendations Implicitly. But I never seem to get to that part of the Valley so it will take some effort

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              stevedi Jun 24, 2009 04:36 PM

              My kind of guys. I didn't think there were any Brahmans in existance. Can't wait to try out both. Pretty interesting to see that there are only 2 in all of LA!

        2. Phurstluv Jun 11, 2009 04:56 PM

          This has been covered before by us displaced east coasters and new englanders:

          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/546615

          1. LA Buckeye Fan Jun 11, 2009 04:46 PM

            I don't know if they are long neck...but I've always enjoyed the fried clams at Neptune's Net on PCH at County Line

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              jwrites4u Jun 11, 2009 04:29 PM

              I was born and brought up in Boston. Once we moved here, my wife and I waited impatiently as the the Howard Johnson restraunts slowly made its way west. until it finally came to Los Angeles. For many years thereafter, whenever my wife and I wanted fried clams, we went to a Howard Johnson. I don't know if there are more still open, but if you camn find one.....GO! You will NOT regret it. Good luck

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                dendet Jun 18, 2009 09:44 PM

                I ate a ton of fried clams,fries,cole slaw at all u can eat at HoJos(I think Weds.) in Detroit as a teen but alas I think they went the way of the dinosaurs...used to sell them frozen in the marketa, Howard Johsons Orange Roofs..hotels also...great ice cream. As I got older the food was so so

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                JE33 Jun 11, 2009 02:31 PM

                Have had them recently at Jar and again 2 wks ago at Ford's Filling Station...a far cry from Woodman's but beggars can't be choosers.

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                  cinzia Jun 25, 2009 12:06 PM

                  That's funny - I've recently had them at Jar and Ford's as well. Really liked Jar's but wasn't as excited with Ford's but wasn't excited about Ford's in general - in fact was quite disappointed after hearing such good things about it.

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                  TomSwift Jun 11, 2009 02:29 PM

                  I don't know if they're "long neck" but Sid's Seafood in Canoga Park has whole bellies, not strips and they are delicious.

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