HOME > Chowhound > San Diego >

Discussion

Who has the best fried clams in san diego?

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?

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
  1. 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.

    1 Reply
    1. re: bizzwriter

      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)

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

      -----
      Studio Diner
      4705 Ruffin Rd, San Diego, CA 92123

      11 Replies
        1. re: ncorbatta

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

          -----
          Studio Diner
          4705 Ruffin Rd, San Diego, CA 92123

          1. re: bizzwriter

            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!

            -----
            Studio Diner
            4705 Ruffin Rd, San Diego, CA 92123

              1. re: Island

                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!

                1. re: cstr

                  +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.

                2. re: Island

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

                  1. re: normalheightsfoodie

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

                  2. re: Island

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

                    1. re: Island

                      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!

                      1. re: Divamac

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