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Who has the best fried clams in san diego?

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ncorbatta Jul 28, 2010 02:42 PM

My boyfriend is from Boston, and since summer is somewhat here, hes dying to eat some friend clams. Anyone have any recomendations as to where we should go?

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    JRSD Jul 28, 2010 03:02 PM

    Studio Diner ships in seafood from Mass for the fried clams.

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    Studio Diner
    4705 Ruffin Rd, San Diego, CA 92123

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      ncorbatta Jul 28, 2010 03:26 PM

      awesome. thanks! :)

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        bizzwriter Jul 28, 2010 03:59 PM

        Cool. I'm making a trip to Studio Diner for some clams!

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        Studio Diner
        4705 Ruffin Rd, San Diego, CA 92123

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          Island Jul 28, 2010 04:28 PM

          Haven't had them, but if you're going to try them at the Studio Diner you might as well get a discount. Use the discount code "plate" thru 7/31/10 to get $25 for about 2 bucks. http://www.restaurant.com/microsite.a...

          I miss steamers. Not the measly overpriced dozen you can get around here. I'd want a sack like an East Coast dive or clambake!

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          Studio Diner
          4705 Ruffin Rd, San Diego, CA 92123

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            bizzwriter Jul 28, 2010 10:11 PM

            Wow -- thanks, Island!

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              cstr Jul 29, 2010 06:11 AM

              just returned from a seafood junkett in MA, Clam Box for fried clams and steamers at The Causeway, not'in more to say except yum!

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                beantowntitletown Jul 29, 2010 12:47 PM

                +1 on Clam Box --- sweet big bellies straight from the mud flats, perfect crumb coating, oil changed twice a day. However, in SD I agree on Studio --- the only place I know of to get New England style whole bellies here.

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                normalheightsfoodie Jul 29, 2010 02:59 PM

                You can order them from HARDSHELL LOBSTER off of Mission Gorge. WE did and they were good.

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                  beantowntitletown Jul 29, 2010 04:16 PM

                  Thanks for the tip. I'll definitely give it a try.

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                  normalheightsfoodie Jul 29, 2010 06:03 PM

                  This thread made me hungry, I printed the certificate, thanks!!!! They were good.

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                    Divamac Jul 29, 2010 08:20 PM

                    Damn, you had to go there with the steamers, didn't you? Now not only am I missing summer in general, now I am specifically missing a bucket of steamers and a cold Rolling Rock while sitting at my favorite raw bar in Cape May, NJ. Bah!

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                      Island Jul 29, 2010 11:46 PM

                      Damn and you had to go there with the Rolling Rock. Throw in a little saltwater taffy and the flashback is complete.

            2. bizzwriter Jul 28, 2010 02:48 PM

              Been here MANY years and have NEVER seen fried clams on a menu in San Diego. I miss those fried clams from the coast of New Hampshire -- GREAT stuff. Hopefully someone has a local source that I'm unaware of.

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                ncorbatta Jul 28, 2010 02:52 PM

                I know, Anthonys Fishette on SD Harbor has them,ive tryed them and they arnt too bad, but im still looking for something better. i know PL Seafood has them also (i havnt tryed them there, but im assuming they are good, everything else is good there)

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