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Hey y'all ...Dying for some fried clams in h-town

Choptiludrop Feb 3, 2012 03:45 PM

SOS....gotta stop watching food network.....dammmm...lol

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  1. texasredtop Feb 3, 2012 05:32 PM

    I hear ya but I'd be surprised to find there was somewhere that had any here that were decent.

    1. Lambowner Feb 3, 2012 06:00 PM

      Whadya think we are...MAINE?? Good luck! :)

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      1. re: Lambowner
        Choptiludrop Feb 4, 2012 07:57 AM

        Hahaha...hee hee yes darlin I wish i was ....that would b great ....or Boston,Maryland,...where ever ;)

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        James Cristinian Feb 4, 2012 07:25 AM

        Are you sure you don't want fried oysters instead? I can steer you to some good places. For clams, Red Robin sells them, although I've never tried them. They actually make some pretty good fish in their fish and chips, although I don't care for the fries. Then there's always GULP, Long John Silvers.


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        1. re: James Cristinian
          Choptiludrop Feb 4, 2012 07:56 AM

          Hey darlin if long John silvers has fried clams....I might as well try it ....I have never been their...normally I eat so healthy but....mmmm...fried clams sound pretty good ...But will call red robins and check out first....Thx ;)

          1. re: Choptiludrop
            James Cristinian Feb 4, 2012 08:03 AM

            I had some good raw clams at The Fulton Steamer, I'm sure fried ones would be availabe, but oops, just remebered, it was in New York City, in the 80's.

          2. re: James Cristinian
            Choptiludrop Feb 4, 2012 07:58 AM

            Hey now....I do love a good fried oyster poboy.....where's the fried oyster place...lol

            1. re: Choptiludrop
              texasredtop Feb 4, 2012 07:34 PM

              James will likely steer you to Mardi Gras Grill which I would second the recommendation. What part of town are you in? Captain Benny's by my house is good for oysters. Also I like them at Monument Inn.

              Red Lobster has the frozen variety which I would always get and since I don't know any better, they were okay.

              1. re: texasredtop
                Cheflambo Feb 5, 2012 10:00 AM

                I had Long John Silver's fried clams (under duress) a few weeks ago. They were meh. Red Lobster might have them, but they are surely frozen, so might be on the same level w. LJS.

                1. re: Cheflambo
                  texasredtop Feb 5, 2012 03:44 PM

                  Yes, probably no different. But when it's all you've got.....

                  I don't think I've ever had fresh ones. I ordered some on the Oregon coast one time and were told they were fantastic but they were just like Red Lobster's. :-( Doesn't the Oregon coast produce clams? I thought they did. I don't think I'll be going to the east coast again after last summer's trip to DC.

                  1. re: texasredtop
                    Cheflambo Feb 6, 2012 04:17 PM

                    Just about the only place for fresh clams is Cape Cod. There was a place on the main drag in Hyannis called the Clam Shack (surely long gone by now but back in the day) that served them hot and fresh with incredibly crisp fries. We'd beg our parents to take us there every. single. day. I can still taste them just thinking about it,

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                      texasredtop Feb 6, 2012 05:35 PM


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            texasnative1 Mar 13, 2012 02:37 PM

            Not trying to be glib, but you won't find real fried clams on the Texas Gulf Coast. As you probably know, clams are native to New England. Seriously, if I wanted clams, I'd keep a lookout for a wanna getaway fare sale from Houston to Boston on www.southwest.com, and I'd head there for a weekend of clams, chowder, and lobster rolls.

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