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Fried Clams

DufferDan Sep 30, 2011 06:56 AM

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. twinwillow Sep 30, 2011 09:23 AM

    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. re: twinwillow
      Veggo Sep 30, 2011 04:06 PM


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      hypemnd Oct 2, 2011 09:56 AM

      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. irodguy Oct 4, 2011 11:56 AM

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

        1. the_sneeb Oct 11, 2011 11:57 AM

          any luck?

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            DufferDan Oct 11, 2011 01:54 PM

            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
              Veggo Oct 11, 2011 01:59 PM

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

              1. re: Veggo
                DufferDan Oct 13, 2011 10:48 AM

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

                1. re: DufferDan
                  Veggo Oct 13, 2011 11:58 AM

                  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.

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