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Best fried clams, lobster, chowder in long island?

1newyorkguy Jun 29, 2009 04:23 PM

Please advise

  1. EricMM Jun 29, 2009 06:17 PM

    London Lennies on Woodhaven Blvd in Rego Park for clams and chowder in Queens....

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      petenice15 Jun 29, 2009 06:24 PM

      Long Island is a big place. Specifically where are you looking?

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      1. re: petenice15
        1newyorkguy Jun 29, 2009 07:48 PM

        I'm staying with family in Syosset...willing to drive up to 40 minutes.

        1. re: 1newyorkguy
          bklynbiker Jun 29, 2009 08:03 PM

          If by fried clams you mean whole belly (sometimes called Ipswich) clams ONLY, i.e. not strips, only place i know of that always has them is Bigelow's in Rockville Center, which would be within your radius. Tho dont know if they do lobster or not. Could call and ask though. Cant speak for their chowder, never had it.

          1. re: bklynbiker
            janie Jun 29, 2009 08:16 PM

            I'll be there tommorow, finally headed to the beach...Bigelow's chowder is excellent and a quart of it is priced very reasonably. Clams are good, too. Go there, it's an intense place. Great onion rings, too.
            Bigelow’s Seafood
            79 North Long Beach Road
            Rockville Center
            Long Island
            (516) 678-3878

            1. re: bklynbiker
              petenice15 Jun 30, 2009 03:33 AM

              I was out in Pt Jeff a few weeks ago and they had Ipswich clams on the menu at the Steam Room right across from the ferry. The place can be hit or miss IMO, but on thie day I went the clams were really good.

              1. re: petenice15
                chowareyou Aug 18, 2009 03:08 PM

                Hmm. I went right after you and I got a big bellyache after the fried clam strip platter. I can't remember the name, but it was that walkup joint across from the boat where you order and then you wait til they call your number. I did like the coleslaw, although it tasted like the kind from a container, not homemade.

              2. re: bklynbiker
                magfitz Jun 30, 2009 10:58 AM

                It might just be that i am not a fan of whole belly clams but i decided that if i ever find myself at Bigelow's again, i will not be paying the premium for the whole belly. I'd probably just stick with the strips.

                1. re: magfitz
                  janie Jul 1, 2009 08:38 AM

                  strips are great...anybody know the name of a clam place in Port Jefferson, am blanking on the name, it's been there forever, it's not on the water---

                  1. re: janie
                    franprix Jul 12, 2009 05:31 PM

                    is it Port Jefferson Lobsterhouse? Not sure of exact location. Prolly about a 5 minute drive from the ferry. BF and I used to drive there when we went out on the island. They have a retail counter in the front that you pass to get to the dining room. Table service, unlike the Steam Room. Lots of variety....lobster, clams, mussels, king crab legs, chowders, oysters,etc plus it's all super fresh and reasonably priced. No frills service, not a fancy place, but they've got big booth seating. We used to go there for our king crab fix, until we found out about the king crab legs at Costco for $9.99/lb.

                    1. re: franprix
                      Manderley Jul 15, 2009 09:15 PM

                      ooooh yeah, the lobsterhouse is great. i never did like the steam room, thought it was ridiculously expensive and i never liked a single meal i ever had there. :(

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            chowareyou Aug 18, 2009 03:10 PM

            I love the New England Clam Chowder at the Love Lane Kitchen in Mattituck-on the North Fork of Long Island. They do not have it on the menu every day, unfortunately!

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