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Aug 24, 2009 04:35 PM

Traditional chowder (cream based)

I was reading this post in anticipation of a trip to Boston.

It seems that the traditional (cream based) chowder is a lot harder to come by. What's your favorite?

Mr Taster

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  1. I have to agree with myself on that post, but if you're driving, you might want to try Moulton's in Medford.

    178 Winthrop St # A, Medford, MA 02155

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    1. re: Guinness02122

      Sadly, I will not be driving. I'm staying with family in Ashland and will be commuting by train to the city for a few days.

      Mr Taster

      1. re: Guinness02122

        Moulton's is great for most seafood. If I wanted a slam-dunk for chowder, I'd go to Legal..

      2. Oops! Spoke to soon. Great Bay has closed it's doors.

        1. Jacob Wirth by the Boylston T stop has good traditional chowder.

          I usually get the fish chowder at Legals and expect that their clam chowder would be exceptional.

          I also like John Harvard's, not thickened-white-goo but real cream-based chowder. I always get it when the weather is turning cold and rainy, with a pint or two.

          I'll repeat here again my bad experience with the Summer Shack in Alewife, all potatoe and not a clam to be found! Outrageous!

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          1. re: steinpilz

            I thought Legal was a thickened chowder.... is that not the case?

            Mr Taster

          2. Stone's Public House in Ashland has a very good clam and smoked haddock chowder. Very good food in general.

            1. My personal favorite is still Turner Fisheries, in the Westin Hotel. You'll keep going back!
              They also have the coldest drafts I've ever had.