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Best Fried Clams/Clam Strips?

Anyone got a recommendation?

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  1. The ones I had at DP's Pub in Garfield were very good, and although the portion isn't large, it's only $2. Get 3 or 4 portions if you're hungry and you still come out way ahead.

      1. Fried whole belly clams and clam strips are 2 totally different foods...

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        1. re: lemarais

          Yep, and the OP requested both. Mr. Shrimp sells them both.

          1. re: equal_Mark

            Yep, I did request both! Been to and LOVE Mr. Shrimp, just wondering if there are any other places I hadn't tried. My parents always talk about Alan's (I believe) in New Gretna, but I haven't gotten there yet.

            1. re: wehungthedj

              I though Alan's was terrible. I had a seafood platter and every item tasted like frozen. I expected fresh seafood.

        2. Belly clams= Bigelow's in Rockville Center, NY (that's LI to us NJ folks). My bud still talks about them, and we made that trip about 5 years ago. WELL WORTH IT.

          1. in the Princeton area, Tre Piani in the Forrestal Village has our favorite fried clam strips.

            They're $12 for a large appetizer portion and listed as "fried local fresh clam strips - from NJ". Typically lightly fried, super tender and closer than our shore fav's at Mr. Shrimp in Belmar!