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Fried Clams in Manhattan?

nanapop Jul 21, 2010 08:13 AM

Any thoughts?

  1. rosiemac75 Jul 21, 2010 12:35 PM

    According to Luke's Lobster's website and the in-house menu: "Fried whole belly clams coming soon to the Upper East Side." :-)

    Luke's Lobster
    242 E 81st St, New York, NY 10028

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    1. re: rosiemac75
      glutton08 Jul 22, 2010 08:03 AM

      They were still not on the menu as of Mon., but I've been in there when they were giving out samples and they were delicious.

      1. re: glutton08
        nanapop Aug 1, 2010 02:52 PM

        Luke's has them now. $20 for the smallest portion I've ever seen. Worse than the size was the battter or lack of it. Somewhere between breading and batter- totally lacking crispness.

    2. k
      kiworan79 Jul 21, 2010 12:26 PM

      Don't know if they are the best in the city, but I have had them at Ed's Lobster Bar and really enjoyed them.

      Ed's Lobster Bar
      222 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012

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      1. re: kiworan79
        1uc7 Jul 21, 2010 04:08 PM

        I second Ed's. Went there for lunch a few weeks ago and they were surprisingly good, plump and juicy fried clam bellys. Almost enjoyed them more than the lobster roll.

        1. re: 1uc7
          bookhound Jul 21, 2010 04:58 PM

          Do either of you recall what you paid for the fried clams at Ed's? It's listed as market price on the website and I'm curious approximately how much I should expect to pay. TIA.

          1. re: bookhound
            kiworan79 Jul 22, 2010 12:34 PM

            I didn't look at the price. Sorry.

      2. r
        roze Jul 21, 2010 08:14 AM

        For some bar type, really breaded fried clams I suggest Stout.

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        1. re: roze
          nanapop Jul 21, 2010 08:29 AM

          Thanks. I think they only have clam strips. I am looking for the whole or belly clams.

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