View Full Version : Where are the best Fried Clams? Fried Oysters?

Ake G
08-03-2006, 04:01 PM
This is a serious Question....I do a lot of travelling for work and of course, fishing here in NE. I know great fishing spots from Popham beach N to Napatree Pt.

But I don't know the best places when I want fried seafood.Which is all the time if I could:drool:

08-03-2006, 04:05 PM
Woodmans, Essex. No question.

jim sylvester
08-03-2006, 04:07 PM
flo's......rhode island

08-03-2006, 04:10 PM
I'm partial to Arnold's in Eastham... going there tonight actually :)

PI guy
08-03-2006, 04:14 PM
Lena's. Salisbury on 286. Crawl over to Hodgie's across the street for a 1/4 kiddie after (regular size cone is rediculous).:jump:

Fish On
08-03-2006, 04:15 PM
Larry's Clam Bar Plaistow NH.

Check the thread on the scuppers. Same subject, dozens of restaurants.

08-03-2006, 04:22 PM
flo's......rhode island

Flo's aint what it used to be especially in the Park.Grease shack is more like it.:yak:

08-03-2006, 04:30 PM
just finished a whole-belly clam plate from Cream n' Cone in West Dennis. good size clams, but i have a big problem with the prices.

now hear me out, i know everyone complains about prices, but here goes...

my quahog buyer told me last week that steamers were selling for 1.00/pound wholesale here on the cape. he also told me the guys in maine were getting .80/pound! so i walk into the restaurant and there is the typical sign...due to the high cost of clams..dadadada...blah blah blah...:rocketem:

puhlease, i don't buy any of it. but the tourists don't know any better, so why the hell not charge an arm and a leg!:rolleyes:

08-03-2006, 04:39 PM
Woodmans, Essex. No question.

08-03-2006, 04:51 PM
For me its a toss-up between the Lobster Hut in Plymouth or Sandy's on Plymouth Beach.

08-03-2006, 04:56 PM
If you are ever in Northern RI, try the clams at Box Seats in Woonsocket. It's nowhere near the water, doesn't even have much of a seafood menu, but the fried clams won "Best of RI" a few years back and the quality has stayed consistent.

08-03-2006, 05:02 PM
The Essex Seafood House in Essex MA has the best fried seafood on the MA north shore in my opinion.

08-03-2006, 10:54 PM
Jerry's, on route 28 in West Yarmouth

08-04-2006, 06:38 AM
Jerry's, on route 28 in West Yarmouth

What the hell is that?

and i would kill for some fried seafood goodness right now... its been awhile...

need to take a ride this weekend methinks.

08-04-2006, 09:01 AM
woodman in Essex
Sagamore inn Sandwich/Sagamore town line
Genes in Fairhaven

Steve K
08-04-2006, 09:11 AM
You cannot not go wrong with any of the places on Rt 133 between Ipswich and Essex known as the "Clam Highway." Woodman's, The Clam Box, Fahrnums, Essex Seafood, the Village, etc... No place else in NE compares.

Lewis' in Essex has excellent fried oysters.

The Dad Fisherman
08-04-2006, 09:21 AM
Fahrnums, Essex

The only guy talking sense can have Woodmans but Farnhams blows them away in my opinion

Ake G
08-04-2006, 09:27 AM
I grew up in Ipswich and Woodman's fried clams in Essex have been what I judge all others againsed. Farnum's in Essex a close second because they have Fried Oysters on a regular basis.

After I started this thread, I hit the Clam Shack in Kennebunkport for a pint of Fried. These are the best fried clams I have had outside Essex and Ipswich. Their batter is excellent!:drool: The Best in Maine.

Bob's in Kittery on Rte 1 makes a great Fried Oyster. Their clams are'nt as good. Not greasy enough.

08-04-2006, 09:39 AM
i have fond memories of farnum's as a kid....after a day at the beach or out in the boat we would go there. their chicken finger dinner plate aint to shabby either :)

but i do think woodmans is a bit better.... if you made me choose, both places are overrun with people at peak hours though... its a madhouse

Mike P
08-04-2006, 10:12 AM
In the Canal area, Lindsey's on Cranberry Highway in East Wareham is my top choice, with East Wind fish market running a close second (their scallops are better than their clams, but that's because their scallops are among the best I've ever eaten). Sandy's has slipped a lot IMO, and the fire at Penners was good riddance--I hated the batter they used. Actually, Seafood Sam's isn't bad for a chain.

08-04-2006, 11:12 AM
Chello's in warwick by the airport has "best clamcakes award for RI" banner hanging in their front entrance. I dont know how they are though..I always get the bacon cheesburgers there. :drool:

I've always liked anne's and chaplin's :kewl:

FYI dont go to CGH :yak4:

I only say this b/c I used to work the deck grill and door there a few years ago, and know/saw much. :conf::yak4::yak4::yak4::conf:

08-04-2006, 01:54 PM
Gene's Seafood, Rt 6 Fairhaven.

08-04-2006, 02:19 PM
Frans in North Attleboro, Mass. for Sure

Karl F
08-04-2006, 02:29 PM
PJ's Wellfleet..
Sir Cricket Orleans

08-04-2006, 02:30 PM
Frans in North Attleboro, Mass. for Sure

Ahhhh. I was going to post that but didn't think anyone would recognize it. Fran's has good everything......great chowder too, but the fried clams rule. I live close by and frequent there often.
My mother used to talk about how it was just a window for take-out way back when......and on Fridays the line would be a block long.

08-04-2006, 03:18 PM
What the hell is that?

The best fried clams on the cape.

08-04-2006, 03:31 PM
eastwind lobster and restaraunt-buzzards bay

woods sea food-plymouth

big jay
08-04-2006, 05:04 PM
I'm a Flo's middletown guy - plus I like the new ta-ta's on the bartender upstairs.

Basswipe - tried mello's yet? good stuff- pretty much replaced flo's in the park for me - definately not what it used to be.

08-05-2006, 03:40 PM
Gene's Famous Seafood....Rte.6 Fairhaven

08-06-2006, 01:51 PM
Lennie and Joe's Fishtale in Madison Ct. not the new one, the old shack. Dad's in Niantic had the best in Ct. when I was a kid but i think that they are gone know.
Still the best memories of my and dad having patience while I yelled one more fish and we can go!!!!:jump:

08-06-2006, 05:32 PM
I'm a Flo's middletown guy - plus I like the new ta-ta's on the bartender upstairs.

Basswipe - tried mello's yet? good stuff- pretty much replaced flo's in the park for me - definately not what it used to be.

Mello's is definetly OK.The previous owners Bill and Bonnies was ok but they kept strange hours.

Squid kids Dad
08-06-2006, 06:09 PM
Most expensive..Lobster Pot Wareham..They were pretty good tho..Should be at about a buck a piece..
My best are homemade tho

08-06-2006, 09:02 PM
Seafood Sams Sandwich & Spankys in Hyannis.
The clock is wrong it's 10:05 pm.