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10 Best Clam Shacks in New England

Summer in New England isn’t complete without enjoying some deep-fried seafood. Seafood expert Mike Urban picks the 10 best clam shacks in New England.

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Summer in New England isn’t complete without enjoying some deep-fried seafood at a dine-in-the-rough clam shack. Food and travel writer Mike Urban, author of Clam Shacks: The Ultimate Guide to New England’s Most Fantastic Seafood Eateries (Cider Mill Press, 2011) has been noshing at and writing about these iconic eateries for years. Here are his picks for the 10 best clam shacks in New England.

Best Clam shacks

The Clam Box in Ipswich, Massachusetts, specialize in deep-fried clams that never disappoint.

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The Clam Box This shack, located in a shingled building that resembles an open-topped clam box, is hands-down the best place for fried clams anywhere. Owner Marina “Chickie” Aggelakis personally selects all the clams from her suppliers’ trucks each morning. The chosen ones are “washed” in evaporated milk, coated with corn flour and white pastry flour, then twice-fried for perfect taste and texture. The Box changes its cooking oil twice daily, insuring an amazing deep-fried treat that never disappoints. Ipswich, MA. 978-356-9707; ipswichma.com/clambox

Best Clam Shacks

Fish and crab salad sandwiches, Farnham’s, Essex, MA.

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J. T. Farnham’s Seafood and Grill This modest roadhouse on Route 133 (also known as the “Clam Highway”) cooks its clams and other deep-fried seafood in a mixture of vegetable oil and animal fat, providing a major flavor boost to everything that comes out of the deep fryers. Also, be sure to try their “Best Seafood Chowder,” with its creamy, tomato-streaked broth that’s loaded with fresh clams, haddock, shrimp, sea scallops, and lobster. Essex, MA.  978-768-6643

Markey’s Lobster Pool One of two large seafood emporiums located at the gateway to Seabrook’s public beaches (the other is Brown’s, across the street), Markey’s is a rollicking, fun place with a large covered deck out back that hangs over the tidal Blackwater River. Owner Tom Markey presides over the deep fryers, and he cooks up some excellent clams, scallops, haddock, shrimp, and fried lobster. There’s also a monstrous fried seafood platter topped with two fried lobster tails. Seabrook, NH. 603-474-2851; markeyslobsterpool.com

Best Clam Shacks

The clams at The Clam Shack in Kennebunkport, Maine, are cooked and served in wonderfully crisp, chewy portions by the platter or the pint.

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The Clam Shack (Kennebunkport, ME) Perhaps best known for owner Steve Kingston’s award-winning lobster roll, this diminutive shack, teetering on the edge of the Kennebunk River, also serves up amazing fried clams. Other taste treats at the Shack include a flavorful clam chowder and a light, crispy fried haddock sandwich.  Kennebunkport, ME. 207-967-3321; theclamshack.net

Lenny and Joe’s Fish Tale This Connecticut shoreline institution, just up the road from Hammonasset Beach State Park, is a year-round seafood palace, serving up deep-fried platters of clams, scallops, shrimp, and wonderfully tasty scrod. Lighter fare in the form of grilled and broiled seafood and fresh, steamed lobster round out the menu. Their hot, buttered lobster roll is a shoreline classic. Madison, CT. 203-245-7289; ljfishtale.com

Best Clam Shacks

The fried clams at The Clam Shack in Falmouth, Massachusetts, are likely the best on Cape Cod.

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The Clam Shack (Falmouth, MA) This tiny, rough-hewn, wooden shack shares dock space with ferryboats shuttling fun seekers to and from Martha’s Vineyard. It’s only open three months each year, and there are maybe ten items on the menu. But the fried clams are likely the best on Cape Cod, due to the freshness of the clams and the love and care the father-and-son owners put into their preparation and cooking. Be sure to grab a picnic table out back to enjoy the comings and goings of the ferries and other boats in the harbor. Falmouth, MA. 508-540-7758

Best Clam Shacks

Evelyn’s Drive-in in Tiverton, Rhode Island, serves their seafood up with side of serenity.

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Evelyn’s Drive-In Serenity reigns at this clam shack nestled on the shores of Nanaquaket Pond in eastern Rhode Island. There’s a sign by the kitchen that reads: If You’re in a Hurry, You’re in the Wrong Place. Owners Jane and Domenic Bitto delight their customers with deep-fried seafood, excellent clear-broth clam chowder, light, fluffy clam cakes, and exotic lobster chow mein. Be sure to catch a sunset from the back patio while sipping a Newport Storm beer, glass of wine, or cocktail. Tiverton, RI. 401-624-3100; evelynsdrivein.com

Woodman’s of Essex This is the place where, they say, the fried clam was invented nearly a hundred years ago. To many, Woodman’s is the gold standard for fried clams. The key to Woodman’s success and longevity in the deep fried clam world is the lard they use in their deep fryers. Founder Lawrence “Chubby” Woodman used it back in 1916, and lard is still used today. The clams are sweet, tender, and crunchy, and they come from local clam beds in Essex and Ipswich, considered by many to be the best in the world. Don’t miss the batter-fried onion rings or the deep-fried lobster tail. Essex, MA. 978-768-6057; woodmans.com

Five Islands Lobster Company This famous lobster place doubles as a clam shack, with its succulent fried clams and other deep-fried seafood. Try the locally sourced sea scallops and fried haddock sandwich. Also popular are the “Somewhat Famous” crab-cake sandwich and the grilled burger. Five Islands Lobster is situated on a large, wooden town dock overlooking lovely Sheepscot Bay and is serviced by numerous local fishing boats, so the seafood here is as fresh as can be. Georgetown, ME. 207-371-2990; fiveislandslobster.com

Best Clam Shacks

Cobie’s tops the list of fine lobster shacks in Brewster, Massachusetts.

Cobie’s Clam Shack In the tony Cape Cod town of Brewster, there are several fine clam shacks, and Cobie’s is at the top of that list. Housed in a tastefully whitewashed shack at a bend in Route 6A, this place has heavenly fried clams, juicy burgers, thick milk shakes, and a great cold lobster roll made with knuckle meat only. The ice cream stand, with more than 30 flavors of hard and soft ice cream, makes for a great dessert or mid-afternoon snack spot. Brewster, MA. 508-896-7021; cobies.com

Do you agree with Mike’s picks for best clam shacks in New England? Let us know your favorites in the comments below!

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  • You forgot one of the Best if New England, Bob’s Clam Hut, Rt 1, Kittery Maine.

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  • Can’t believe you missed the best one of all the legendary Dube’s on Jefferson Ave Salem, puts the others to shame….light and no grease

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  • Can’t believe you missed the best one of all Dube’s on Jefferson Ave Salem

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  • Pauline

    I agree, Les…Bob’s Clam Hut in Kittery is definitely one of the best of New England!!!

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  • Blounts clam shack two locations in Rhode Island, Riverside at a historic carousel with a park and beach across the street the best white chowder and a full range of seafood including a fish ruben, and Warren on the water with the same great food great and a wonderful New England location on the working water front of a small town.

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  • Robbin

    You only forgot one of the best, Essex Seafood!!!!!! Just as good as Woodman’s, if not better!!!!

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  • Andrea

    How about Ubertis on Ferry Blvd. Stratford,Ct. ? Every thing so good, and, a fresh seafood store right in
    the same place !
    To take your order, & sit down at Bonds’ Dock is heaven.

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  • Miquel

    I agree with Robbin, Essex Seafood! We were there again on Saturday, huge pile of light and crispy clams. BYOB too….shhhhhh! When in ME, Gurnet Trading Co. in Brunswick, you wont find fresher clams…typically dug that morning!

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  • I would add an old favorite, Aunt Carrie’s in Narragansett, RI.

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  • Yes! How could one skip Essex Seafood? Farnhams used to be great but heaven knows what the new recipe is for batter and deep at. Ick. LOVE Essex Seafood!

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  • The ORIGINAL Flo’s in Portsmouth, RI is better still. Though I’m kinda disappointed they replaced their trademark painted rocks with glow-and-vibrate lobster. Way too Applebee’s for me.

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  • LobstahLovah49

    Disagree. Where’s Becky’s Dinah in Portland?! What about clam chowder?

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  • Sheila

    The best clams in all of New England are the ones at Bob’s Clam Hut… Route 1 Kittery, Maine… It has been opened since 1956…

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  • I am like Brown’s better than Markeys, they are better in my opinon

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  • Ronnies in Auburn in Mass and Creme & Kone on rt 6 in Dennisport are de best!

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  • I am sorry to say but I disagree with Evelyns I thought the fried clams were just awful I do not know how they made the list even the clam chowder and clamcakes were terrible…

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  • Carrie

    These are our favorites:

    Two Little Fish on Atlantic Ave in Westerly, RI
    Pete’s Seafood in Greenfield, MA
    Ocean Harvest, Keene, NH

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  • I don’t agree with Woodman’s or Markey’s they used to be so good but the last summer I ate at Woodman’s twice and both times I got sick(Fried Clams the first time and Lobster the second time) Same as Markey’s I ate there 3 times last year and I got sick, went back again this year only a few weeks ago and got very sick!!! I ate at the Clam box several times and nothing as well as Bell Isle nothing happened! Dube’s in Salem is great as well as I thinks it’s Bob’s in Kittery!! Bon Appetite!!!

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  • You certainly forgot one of the best, Reds Eats on Main Street, just before the bridge in Wiscasset, Maine. When you talk about Fried Clams always think Maine, all others are 2nd best.

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  • A good list for people “from away.” But filled with the usual suspects, many well-deserved. Add to this list Mike’s Stand/Geary Bros in Putnam,CT. Not an obvious choice or a tourist trap, but those who know about it enjoy excellent fried seafood, simply and freshly prepared.

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  • Liam’s at Nauset Beach in Orleans!!! GREAT clams and you can eat them right on the beach. Does not get better than that!

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  • yum! Reds eats! THats like the best in Maine!
    Also Teds Fried Clams in Acton Maine!

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  • Madeline

    My all time favorite not listed on Thames river Fred shanntys,,,awesome!

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  • Anthony

    Yes, indeed! Bob’s is the best, although they recently lost the best reason of all for going there and enjoying a half and half plate… she will be missed by all who knew her, and going there will never seem the same without her smile to greet you.

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  • Agree, the fish and chips I’ve had there were overcooked, tried many times, always too well done.

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  • You have to try Barlow’s Clam Shack in Bourne, MA. Right across from the Cape Cod Canal. THE BEST Fried Clams, Lobster Rolls and Onion Rings !!!!!

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  • Sounds like you have a stomach issue. Woodmans is more atmosphere but still great food.

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  • mackytack

    dube’s is good, but doesn’t hold a candle to clam box!!!

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  • mackytack

    Woodman’s is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO overrated!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Been there a handful of times to give it another chance…all set with that! Way too greasy, and just bland.
    Clam box, hands down, absolute best!

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  • Your all wrong . I make the best fried clam . Born and raised on the north shore . . Dig my own and cook my own … PRICELESS

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  • Debbie

    Lena’s in Salisbury, MA is excellent. Batter fried, all nice and puffy. Check it out.

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  • Great piece Yankee! Oxford Creamery, Mattapoisett, MA Kool Kone, Wareham, MA

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  • You’re missing Kelly’s Roast Beef on Revere Beach, 5 miles from Logan Airport, ! BEST Fried Clams and Lobster Rolls in New England ! Roast Beef sandwiches make a great Surf & Turf Combo !!!

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  • Janet-Lee

    Al’s Seafood in North Hampton, NH Hands down better than anywhere in the northeast.

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  • I went to the Red Wing a year ago specifically for the clams and was hugely disappointed. The place was cramped and noisy, and the clams were overcooked.

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  • Cheryl

    Hands down…#1 is the Clam Box in Ipswich..#2 Blue Marlin in Essex…and you can toss out Farnham’s altogether.

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  • Has anyone been to Altonbay? Pop’s Clam Shell has been crankin’ out wicked pissa clams for almost like forever. A must stop every time I roll into the shire,lol. New Hampshire that is. As like most places it can be pricey, but the portions are most generous

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  • Our first stop going into Maine from N Carolina ! Delicious ! Great service !

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  • Pritch

    You have to include the Clam Box on Wollaston Beach in Quincy, MA…which is also the site of the original Howard Johnson’s stand.

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  • Rebecca

    I think they forgot about hanks dairy bar! Best seafood shack around !!! It’s in Plainfield ct

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  • I gotta agree with Dube’s. Deep fried awesomeness and the nicest waitstaff I’ve ever encountered.

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  • Fisherman’s Catch in Wells, Maine has clams and lobsta that are as good or better than anyone’s. Just sayin.

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  • Lnichols

    you can’t beat Woodmans Fried lobster..and clams, I have to disagree! Love Lenny and Joes too!

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  • Sherri

    Been to Evelyn’s in RI and I didn’t think they were that great. I can’t believe that Horton’s in East Providence didn’t make this list, though. They have won the Providence Phoenix’s “Best of Rhode Island” many times over. My husband and I have been dining there almost weekly (Spring through Fall) for the past 15 or so years. No water view; in fact, not much of a view at all, but hands down one of the best places for fried clams I’ve ever been to. We used to travel to Plymouth to go to Sousa’s (now closed I think) until we found Horton’s.

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  • Maureen

    I have to say he missed Bob’s Clam Hut in Kittery, Maine! It’s wonderful and open year round. The staff/family is not only pleasant, professional but treat you like family when you’re there! They have amazing food, service and atmosphere! You need to add them to the list! It’s a crime not to have them on the list!

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  • MaryJo

    Brown’s is so much better! The only place for locals and visitors

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  • Dad’s in Niantic CT use to be one of the best! It’s been a few years since I’ve been there and I know ownership has changed… but MAN – I still dream about those whole bellies and onion rings!

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  • Essex Seafood, Clambox, Woodman’a (gluten-free) and Dube’s. If you’re out late at night, then Kelly’so on Revere Beach.

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  • Woodman’s has definitely gone downhill over the past few years. Soggy clams more often than not. There was a group of about 6 of us, and afterwards every one of us was in agreement that Woodman’s just wasn’t that good anymore. Since then, we always go to JT Farnham’s now. JT Farnham’s has been perfect every time we go there! The clams are sweet and crisp, and the onion rings are great too.

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  • Surprisingly inland, Captain Jack’s Shack in Easthampton, MA has fabulous fried clams, oysters and scallops. They really care about the quality of their food.

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  • For sweet best clams you really need to make a visit to Larry’s Clam Bar in Plaistow NH. Family owned buisness been around for years and we have tried every single clam bar around even Bob’s Clam House and your number #1 pick of the Clam Box. Larry’s is totally the best. If you haven’t been I encourage you to go and order a side of clams.. Lots for your money..

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  • Tried clams, clam cakes and chowder at Evelyn’s and none to the items lived up to the hype. Also disagree about Flo’s in Newport, not much better. Bob’s in Kittery was awesome. Ate at the Clam Box in Ipswich a few weeks ago and not as good as Bob’s. Our pick in RI is Champlin’s for fried clams.

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  • Supreme seafood north Branford,ct — we driver over an hour just for their clam strip dinners. They’re not all breading not greasy

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  • As a resident of Seabrook, NH, and always in the area, you made a big mistake in chosing Markies over Browns. No comparison. If it is booze you want with your meal, Browns is BYOB, and you can buy your setups. If you are from here, you wouldn’t think of going across the road to Markies.

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  • I would agree that they have the greatest seafood but I don’t know if it can be considered a “clam shack”

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  • Dube’s is great but not sure it can be considered a “Clam Shack”

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  • Oxford Creamery really is above the rest….its better different ! We had a good plate on our way to Cape Cod

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  • By the way it’s co-owned by my cousin Vinny, but I am not showing any partiality here by no means.

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  • Here’s the problem with your list, guys: You never say when/whether you’re talking about clam strips or whole clams with bellies. Clam aficionados generally have a strong preference (for me, it’s the latter). To illustrate: Your pic of the Clam Shack in Falmouth, MA shows whole clams; the pic from the Clam Shack in Kennebunkport shows clam strips. The fact that the piece doesn’t even make mention of the difference indicates the writer doesn’t really know from fried clams!

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  • Bob’s Clam Hut in Kittery, Maine is, hands down, the best clam shack on the east coast. Nothing else is even close at any price.

    Best lobster roll I’ve ever had (and I’ve eaten hundreds) is Eventide in Portland. Overpriced? perhaps. Small portion? Yup. Best lobster roll on a homemade steamed bun ever? Definitely. By a large margin. So bring $26 and eat two of them. Eventide half boils the lobsters then takes it out of the shell and sautes the meat in a brown butter/light lemon vinaigrette. Beyond epic. Actually ruined every lobster roll I’ve had since. Those smart foodie Eventide folks :-)

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  • Kreme N Kone in West Dennis is the best! For inland clams try Ronnies in Auburn. As good as mist places by the shore.

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  • There is a spot in Mystic CT, on the main drag somewhere between I 95 and the seaport, or maybe passed the seaport and into downtown. (It’s been a while) but I think it’s called the SeaSwirl and I remember it being a little shack in a parking lot. Always stopped here for clam strip rolls for lunch when working in the area years ago.

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  • Priscilla

    You left out the Sea Swirl in Mystic, CT. Great clams; especially the whole bellies. The lobster rolls are also good too.

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  • Essex seafood the best!! Clam Box, Farnham’s and Woodman’s?? are tourist traps. Bob’s in Kittery is excellent also!

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  • Mike’s Clam Shack in Wells Maine is by far one of my favorite seafood places ever!!

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  • their fried clams are amazing! I had the belly clams! Goldenrods is in Manchester New Hampshire. Every time I go there everybody orders clams and it’s always busy in there. They give you a big portion. Definitely worth your money.

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  • we have eaten all along the new England coast and woodmans does not rate in top 10 no way

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  • Johnny

    Been going to Aunt Carries for 35 years. I hate to say it but its not the same anymore. Fried clams were nothing more than strips the last two times i had them. Done. Ill drive to Flo’s… not anywhere in the league of the Clam Shack or Clam Hut, but better than Aunt Carries. Such a shame. Was great years ago.

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  • Johnny

    Couldn’t agree more. last time I tried Evelyn’s it was terrible. unfortunately, despite the fact that its called the ocean state, I can’t think of one clam Shack that I would highly recommend in RI. Flo’s is nothing to write home about, Evelyns is awful, Iggies is nothing more than clam strips with one or two small bellies and sadky, Aunt Carries has going downhill over the last three years is is nothing like it was once.

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  • Rachel

    I was just thinking the same thing! I grew up in Fall River and everyone knows Flo’s is awesome!

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  • Wow, while I wasn’t too surprised, the omission of Essex Seafood is a bummer. But, let the tourists go where they go, and I’ll be one step closer to them calling my number at the best place around. Essex Seafood!

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  • Richard’s Seafood Rest. Route 109 Wells Maine just over the line from North Berwick. Clams there are very good so is the lobster pie.

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  • Clams, I lived in Ipswich for 35 years. Yes the Clam Box is good. Best clams are in Cornish Maine at a café. Beats all in New England. Cant remember its name. Worth the ride.

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  • Kathy

    Nobody does fried clams better than J.T. Farnham’s in Essex, MA.

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  • Debbie

    I like The Bayside in Westport, Massacusetts for fried clams!

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  • It’s Mike’s Stand/ Deary Bros in Putnam, Ct., and the fried clams are amazing. It’s definitely a hidden gem

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  • Also in Essex is the Village restaurant. Awesome clams, way better than Woodmans.

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  • You forgot probably the best place in Ipswich, MA for whole belly fried clams, and that is: Ipswich Clambake Co, 196 High Street. None of the other places mentioned can beat them!

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  • Flos has gone down hill in the past couple of years. The quality of the clams is not as good as in the past. Tha french fries are also not as good as they use to be. My new place for GREAT FRIED CLAMS is Igies Doughboys either in Warwick or Narraganset R.I. They are the best.

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  • Westbrook Lobster Restaurant (Westbrook, CT) is (much) better then Lenny and Joe’s (sorry guys). Their fried clams are consistently fresh, and should you opt for lobster…well, it’s equally delicious. Friendly atmosphere to boot!…wait a minute, why am I letting others in on my secret….darn!!

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  • Andrea

    You missed Captain Scott’s Lobster Dock in New London, Connecticut. It’s tucked out of the way and has AMAZING food!!! When I’m back in my hometown(I live in Florida now), I make sure to stop by for clam fritters and Rhode Island(clear broth) clam chowder!!! Omg, yum!!!!

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  • Flo’s in Middletown, Ri is The best. I have friends and family that come from as far as California for Flo’s Fried Clams.

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  • Bob’s in Kittery is outstanding. Every year to Northern Maine,fishing,we have to stop at Bob’s in Kittery

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  • sperry

    Browns in Hampton Beach NH, the best…. this place sells the real deal, not those tiny belly strips– so called clams. What happened to the big belly clams that we used to get? Browns has them.

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  • Kinnster

    Most people think all the best fried clams are in places by the ocean but The Red Barn in Augusta, ME has WONDERFUL fried, whole belly clams! I crave them all the time I’m in Florida and can’t wait to get some when I get home to Maine. The owners of the Red Barn are also the nicest people you could ever meet and are always available to help people in need by hosting events to raise needed funds. Sweet people, Sweet clams!

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  • Joanne

    Agree ………. Barlow’s clams are the BEST. It is a typical Cape Cod “shack” with excellent food and wonderful people who work there. I never go to the Cape without making a stop for either the clams or lobster roll.

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  • Blount in Bristol RI. right on the harbor is A HUGE favorite…only outdoor seating. The best I feel

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  • Just try to get in there going north on route 1, there was a gap and I thought this guy was going to let me in and he tried to close the gap when I was trying to turn left gong in there.

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  • The Lost Gull Fish-N-Chips in Oxford, Maine.
    Delicious clams and generous portions! Some of the best I’ve ever had!

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  • clam box is too busy long long line not worth it in the end either I’ll take Woodmans over that

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  • Sophie

    Cobies in Brewster is good, but the Friendly Fisherman in Eastham on Route 6 has better clams and a better lobster roll. And you have to love Mac’s on the Pier in Wellfleet–great fried seafood and you get to enjoy it on Mayo Beach.

    And where is The Thirsty Whale of Bar Harbor on this list? They have the best fried clams on the East Coast, bar none!

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  • Champlin’s is #1 in R.I. although your list is great there of course has to be overlooks. there are so many good ones, Flo’s in R.I is overrated for clams but everything else is damn good. Dube’s in Salem and the shack in Falmouth ( I go for the view) are nice.

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  • Haven’t tried Lena’s in Salisbury. I don’t see many South Shore entries (ie Plymouth) but being from the North Shore had to pass-on my ratings 1-10 (still looking for that 10): 9-Burlington Escadrille Restaurant whole clams but inconsistent, 8- Essex Blue Marlin whole clams, 7-Ipswich Clam Box whole, 6-tied Essex Village & Skipper’s Galley Restaurants, 5-Plymouth East Bay Grille, 4-Plymouth Lobster Pot, 3-Plymouth Wood’s Restaurant, 2- Essex Farnham’s, 1-Essex Woodman’s, and the worst was Essex Seafood, There in 2010 we waited over an hour for our food watching sunset turn to nightfall and closing. Our fried dinners not properly or thoroughly cooked, we had to ask to cook more and eating less than half, ended up both getting very sick.

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  • Larry’s in Plaistow NH is good too but inconsistent. Riley’s on Revere Beach is too salty and overcooked same for Saugus site.

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  • I have been to and eaten in every state in New England multiple times since childhood. The best is a matter of opinion. That being said some of the finest eating New England clam strips are at the Liberty Bell Roast Beef and Seafood in Melrose, MA. No kidding this place is great!!

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  • caroline

    You forgot Brown’s Lobster Pound . I’ve tried Brown’s Lobster Pound and Woodsman’s and my family preferred Brown’s.

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  • Maybe you cant call it a clam shack but the Red Wing Diner in Walpole MA has the best whole belly clams I have ever had.

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  • Maureen

    Ate at the clam shack in Ipswich MA growing up 40 years ago on our way to and from our cottage on the cape. Always had the best whole belly clams and lobster rolls.

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  • Yes, Captain Jack’s is GREAT! Better than ANY shack I’ve been to on the shore.

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  • Yep – Sea Swirl has the best fried clams I’ve eaten. Of course, I’ve only tried Woodman’s from the list everyone else has posted. Maybe I need to do a clam trip next summer???

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  • Skippers in Saco, ME. Serves delicious clams. Dry not greasy. Not that far from OOB and Ogunguit. Unbeatable salmon pie on Fridays.

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  • Flo’s is the best,sure do miss it
    I live in Virginia and can’t get any good seafood. Need to make a trip back to Portsmouth for some good seafood.
    I went to Portsmouth High

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  • Louise

    My favorite is Captain Scotts Lobster Dock in New London, CT…hot lobster rolls and steamers are the best!!!

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  • There are certainly more than 10 great clam-shacks in New England – almost every coastal town has their “FAV” – In CT we have plenty of choices. I travel to ME every summer and whilst waiting in traffic in Wiscasset i oft get out of traffic abd head for “Red’s” – just before the bridge……known more for their signature lobster roll, however they do serve a decent fried bivalve…..

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