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Best Fried Clams/Clam Strips?

wehungthedj Dec 14, 2013 09:05 AM

Anyone got a recommendation?

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    zhelder Dec 14, 2013 09:34 AM

    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. equal_Mark Dec 14, 2013 11:53 AM

      Fried Ipswich clams at Mr. Shrimp in Belmar.


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        lemarais Dec 14, 2013 02:39 PM

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

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          equal_Mark Dec 14, 2013 02:45 PM

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

          1. re: equal_Mark
            wehungthedj Dec 14, 2013 03:40 PM

            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
              DownNeckBetty Jan 1, 2014 06:11 PM

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

        2. Curlz Dec 14, 2013 06:32 PM

          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. Foody4life Dec 15, 2013 04:58 AM

            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!

            1. j
              joonjoon Dec 25, 2013 10:55 AM

              Jack's in Long Branch.

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                TomDel Dec 27, 2013 04:20 AM

                Legal Seafood in Paramus and Short Hills both have fried Ipswich (bellies) clams on their menu.

                1. steinpilz Dec 27, 2013 09:44 AM

                  Wharfside in Point Pleasant has great fried Ipswich (soft shell) clams, also great steamers, they also have clam strips on their lunch and early dinner menus.



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