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Apr 20, 2012 10:02 AM

Fried Clams in or around Manchester NH?

Anybody know of a decent place to get these? The reviews I have read about Woodsmans in Litchfield have not been very good..How about Clam King? Tia

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  1. I think the clams were good at Cremeland but it's a drive-in. It's been a couple of years since we've been but we like the fried seafood at the Lobster Boat in Merrimack NH. My husband likes to get the fried lobster tail.
    Since we live north of Concord we like to go to the Dipsy Doodle in Northfield. If we go to Concord for fried clams we go to Beefside on Manchester St.

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    1. re: dfrostnh

      Dipsy Doodle for sure! Also great lobster rolls, rings and ice cream

    2. There is a small family-owned restaurant called Ollie's in Goffstown (Pinardville). They do a fabulous job with slow-cooked lamb, but I also love their fried clams. I am never disappointed. They are never too heavily breaded. They are big and succulent. Woodmans is very good. I'm just not crazy about the cafeteria atmosphere. I really don't like Clam King's. The clams tend to be small, over-breaded, and heavily fried. There is only one place to get a lobster roll in NH--the Beach Plum in Hampton and now Portsmouth.

      1. NOTHING beats The Clam Box in Ipswich, MA (worth the drive--really!) but I've had some pretty good clams at Cremeland over the years. Was very disappointed in Woodman's in Litchfield.

        1. I thought the fried clams at Woodman's in Litchfield were great. It's in Mel's Funway, which is a local amusement park, and yes, quite amusing.

          1. I'm another big fan of Cremelands too and also Tinkers but Hooked has to do them (and I would guess they would be awesome as other seafood options are above+beyond)