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Sep 30, 2011 06:56 AM

Fried Clams

Does anyone know where to get good fried clams in the Dallas area? I've tried Seabreeze, and while they were okay, they just didn't offer very many.
Thanks for your time,

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  1. Unless you make your own, I'm afraid your out of luck. Sea Breeze is about it in Dallas that I know of. You might call Rex Seafood on Lovers Lane and ask if they do them.

    If your ever in Austin visit, Quality Seafood. They're a seafood market and, a restaurant that serves delicious fried belly clams.

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    1. It may seem odd, but they have them at Al Biernat's from time to time. Al is extremely accommodating. I'd give him a call to see if he can get some in.

      Al Biernats
      4217 Oak Lawn, Dallas, TX 75219

      1. You might also want to give Rex's a call. I would bet that they have them available.

          1. re: the_sneeb

            No luck as of late. The Red Lobster (they will serve a whole plate of clams if requested at most restaurants) is what I am trying to beat....

            1. re: DufferDan

              Does Red Lobster serve just the clam strips rather than whole belly?

              1. re: Veggo

                Strips that are overbreaded that what appears to be pre frozen .... ;o(

                1. re: DufferDan

                  Second bummer, but that's what I expected. It's a lot of work and expense getting ipswich clams far from Ipswich, although Rosie at her Clam Shack in Pinellas Park, FL, orders them, and I'll see Rosie in a month for a fix. She gets them fresh shucked in gallon containers, and air freighted where she picks them up at a freight terminal at Tampa Airport. Should be doable at DFW should an energetic restauranteur want to try.