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