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Just discovered whole belly fried clams

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happenings Oct 7, 2013 03:15 PM

After dozens of trips to Cape Cod, I tried whole belly clams at Gilbert's in Portland, Me. on Sunday.
I'm hooked. Is this wonderful delicacy available anywhere in the NoVa area?
TIA
Roberta

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  1. Veggo RE: happenings Oct 7, 2013 03:35 PM

    Legal Seafood in DC and Tyson's Corner.

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      monkeyrotica RE: Veggo Oct 8, 2013 03:58 AM

      Legal Seafood in Arlington has them, too.

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      Worldwide Diner RE: happenings Oct 7, 2013 04:22 PM

      Freddy's Lobster & Clams in Bethesda. Blacksalt too.

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        PollyG RE: happenings Oct 12, 2013 08:04 AM

        Passionfish in Reston has them and tosses some fried dill slices into the mix.

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          ZilzilTibs RE: happenings Oct 12, 2013 03:18 PM

          Try Fish in the Hood, with bellies, and served in the shell.

          I was raised on New England clams, but appreciate DC style, which is a different experience.

           
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            Veggo RE: ZilzilTibs Oct 12, 2013 03:20 PM

            I have never seem served in their shell. Interesting, but probably bumps the price without filling YOUR belly.

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              ZilzilTibs RE: Veggo Oct 12, 2013 06:08 PM

              It's 70¢ a clam. And they are large.

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                Veggo RE: ZilzilTibs Oct 12, 2013 06:19 PM

                Wow! That's a good deal, I wish I were closer.

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