FRIED CLAMS




Editors' Choice

Seaport Grille

 

bons 2016 dine winner

Photograph by Ashley Lunetta

When done right, a tasty fried clam is the ultimate indulgence—fatty, crunchy, and salty, all wrapped around a briny burst of the sea. Luckily for us, there is no shortage of places to get those delectable edibles. Seaport Grille fries them up right year-round—heaping piles of golden goodness in a spot overlooking Gloucester’s working waterfront.

6 Rowe Sq., Gloucester, 978-282-9799, seaportgrillegloucester.com

 

Seasonal

Top Dog

A multiple BONS winner, Top Dog serves up amazingly fresh bivalves in a crispy, light batter with a side of house made tartar sauce.

2 Doyles Cove Rd., Bearskin Neck, Rockport, 978-546-0006, topdogofrockport.com

 

Readers' Choice

Woodman’s of Essex

Runner Up

Clam Box  

These two classic spots are pitched in perpetual battle over whose is the best—we say try both!

Woodman’s, 121 Main Street, Essex, 978-768-2559, woodmans.com

Clam Box, 246 High St., Ipswich,  978-356-9707, clamboxipswich.com

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