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Whole Belly Clams

careyanned Jul 22, 2012 07:25 PM

I'm headed up to NY/CT at the end of the week. I grew up in New England and have a fierce love of fried clam bellies. I'll be in and around City Island, NY and up to Stamfort CT. I would love some recomended spots to find them. The plumper, the better

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  1. Sluggo1407 RE: careyanned Jul 23, 2012 05:37 AM

    I love them too and cannot find them in NYC. Here is a thread that might help you:

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/721899

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      bobjbkln RE: Sluggo1407 Jul 23, 2012 10:45 AM

      Won't help the OP, but Littleneck in Gowanus, Brooklyn has fried whole clams on their Clam Roll.

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        Sluggo1407 RE: bobjbkln Jul 24, 2012 07:54 AM

        It may not help the OP, but it sure helps me! Thanks a log, Bobjbkin!

         
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          Sluggo1407 RE: bobjbkln Jul 24, 2012 07:56 AM

          It may not help the OP, but it sure helps me!!! Thanks, bobjbkln!!!

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            BrookBoy RE: bobjbkln Jul 29, 2012 09:18 PM

            My wife and I went to Littleneck on Thursday for the first time. She had the lobster roll and I went with the clam roll. I tried her lobster roll and, although I liked it (a lot), I thought the clam roll was the winner. That was one knockout clam roll, still thinking about it...

        2. careyanned RE: careyanned Jul 23, 2012 07:35 AM

          Sounds like Westport is where I'm heading.

          Thanks for the Link.

          1. EricMM RE: careyanned Jul 23, 2012 01:14 PM

            It's not near City Island, but London Lennies in Rego park, Queens, has whole belly Ipswitch clams, in a very generous portion.

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