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Fried Clams [Detroit Area]

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coffeemug Nov 30, 2010 10:20 AM

Can not find Fried Clams like Howard Johnsons used to have in the Detroit area Can anyone suggest a place to get good fried clams in the Detroit area? Thanks

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    boagman Dec 21, 2010 06:58 PM

    I'm at Redcoat Tavern ATM, and they have fried clams on the menu as an appetizer. Didn't order them, but the clam chowder I had was okay. Maybe this helps, maybe not.

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      goatgolfer Dec 21, 2010 10:18 AM

      The Old Port Inn, 278 East 14 Mile Road, Clawson MI has them at $6.95 for the whole dinner deal. They were like the Bill Knapp's style I remembered. Not a bad lunch.

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      Old Port Inn Restaurant
      278 E 14 Mile Rd, Clawson, MI 48017

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        exvaxman Dec 1, 2010 11:16 AM

        I miss the same thing myself - and have not found anything since I left New England. I took my mother back to Revere Beach once and as a beach front place shack opened up and saw us eyeing his clam buckets, and as a joke grabbed his knife and went "Back! Back!".
        However, the closest in Milwaukee (sorry, not detroit) is a sushi place that does fried oysters,
        Try that as a reasonable substitute. Locally $8 a decent sized plate.

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          GrueLurks Nov 30, 2010 04:41 PM

          Apart from Fran O'Brians which I tried last year, I've yet to find the real deal fried clam here in the Metro area. It's only a 12 hour drive to the east coast though, which has crossed my mind more than once.

          1. JanPrimus Nov 30, 2010 02:07 PM

            I remember you asked last year <---pretty good memory still. Brain is not pickled yet.

            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/5903...

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            1. re: JanPrimus
              JanPrimus Dec 21, 2010 05:05 PM

              Odd that this thread came up again....I saw them on the Stage Deli's Menu today. While I did not order them...Stage is know for some quality. I did think of this thread when I saw it.

              I picked up a #45 The Producers. Corned Beef, Pickled Cow Tongue, Lettuce, Tomato, Hot Mustard on the Stage Rye. I tossed in a bit of Horseradish.

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              Corned Beef Cafe
              9296 Broadview Rd, Broadview Heights, OH 44147

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