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Jul 30, 2009 09:23 AM

MSP- Clam Chowder

Any recs for a bowl of great clam chowder in MSP ??

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  1. Oceanaire
    Capiltal Grill
    Blue Point

    1. I consider myself a bit of a connoisseur of Clam Chowder and the best I have ever had is at Kozlaks. It was AMAZING!

      1. I was wondering this as well. Is there any place that has good clam chowder that doesn't cost a fortune for entrees?

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        1. re: kevin47

          Friday nights of course. Elsies in NE Mpls. Canterbury Park's Card Club in Shakopee. Both creamy, tasty and lots of tender clams.

        2. ditto on Kozlaks was there this week and enjoyed the chowder on the great patio! Also have a great deal 19.77 for glass of wine, salad, entree and dessert.

          1. Interesting that it is assumed that by "clam chowder", cookkevin is referring to the New England version, rather than the Manhattan version. Given the midwest area's penchant for cream soups, this isn't terribly surprising. As a transplanted New Jersyian, I've always had to differentiate between the two.
            Perhaps this would require a different thread, but is there anywhere in MSP one can get a decent bowl of Manhattan clam chowder? (I'm not a fan of the NE version).

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            1. re: foreverhungry

              I would say that in my (admittedly western/midwestern) experience new england is BY FAR the more common of the chowders. and at least according to wikipedia (i know i know) this could be due to the fact that it appears that manhattan clam chowder was a modification of a previously popular dish, and one that didnt take hold until the early 20th century.

              1. re: foreverhungry

                Have you tried Manhattan's? I believe they offer Manhattan clam chowder one day a week.

                823 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55402