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RE: Fried Clams 2009/04/15 19:57:14 (permalink)
There is a legal seafood in King of Prussia PA that supposedly serves them, but I haven't tried them yet.  other than that....slim pickin's
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RE: Fried Clams 2009/06/18 18:38:20 (permalink)
THose of you in Marin County, Ca are in for a treat!  I had to fly out there to help s friend and we went to The Yankee Pier in Larkspur for lunch.  Great fried clams supposedly flown in daily!  Nothing like flying 3000 miles for a great meal!  You can have them as an appetizer, a sort-of Clam roll (they call it a po-boy) or a full plate.

And Although I didn't get to sample it, the rest of the menu looked pretty good too.  You can have Lobster rolls with or without butter or mayo, etc. as you wish. Part of the place is outdoors (they even have a sandbox for kids!).  Just up the street from the Larkspur Inn.

Oh.....and nice wine by the glass or bottle

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RE: Fried Clams 2009/06/18 19:03:29 (permalink)
With all the GREAT seafood on the Pacific coast why even bother with wholebellies and lobster, no dis. but really why?
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RE: Fried Clams 2009/06/18 19:13:19 (permalink)
exsquidao

With all the GREAT seafood on the Pacific coast why even bother with wholebellies and lobster, no dis. but really why?

 



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RE: Fried Clams 2009/06/23 14:48:14 (permalink)
I don't know if it will be an everyday thing, but I had some great fried clams at the newly opened Oyster House, which used to be Sansom Street Oyster House.  On Sansom between 15th and 16th in Center City Philadelphia.

Also had maybe the best Oyster Stew ever, made with DOUBLE CREAM!!!
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RE: Fried Clams 2009/06/26 16:07:28 (permalink)
Love them fried clams.
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RE: Fried Clams 2009/08/02 08:36:24 (permalink)
Going to Rhode Island, the Coventry- Warwick area. Any suggestions on places to get whole belly fried clams there? I saw on Trip Advisor a person suggested Iggy's in Warwick. Anyone been there? Also, anyone been to Champlin's in Narragansett, it sounds good online! Oh, and one more question, any places for whole belly fried clams around Auburn or Sturbridge MA.?
post edited by Woo - 2009/08/02 17:43:45
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RE: Fried Clams 2009/08/02 22:53:52 (permalink)
try ronnies in auburn .real nice seafood.i was there  a month ago got an large fried scallop and large fried clam was very good.
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RE: Fried Clams 2009/08/03 07:11:53 (permalink)
Fantastic! Thank you for the tip! Sounds like the place to stop for the night. Now you do mean whole belly fried clams, right? OK, now if someone would just know which RI. place is better, Iggy's or Champlin's, or another place....I'll be in the Coventry/ Warwick/N.Kingston area.
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RE: Fried Clams 2009/08/03 08:22:14 (permalink)
First things first....exsquidao....as the Harley slogan goes...."if you have to ask, you wouldnt understand".
Don't forget Farnhams in Ipswich as well.....good clams there....last beer that I had there was so cold I thought my fillings were going to fall out.
Clam Box, Woodmans, Clam Shack (Kennebunk, ME), Bob's (Kittery, ME) and Cape Pier Chowder (Cape Porpoise, ME) are my other favorite fried clam / seafood destinations.
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RE: Fried Clams 2009/08/03 08:42:26 (permalink)
Avoid Iggy's as it is all frozen stuff that's you'd probably find anywhere in the country.   Champlins is significantly better, but excluding the view at Champlins, Aunt Carries is hands down the best in the area. 

If water view is not important, Buttonwoods Fish & Chips in Warwick has the best fried seafood (as well as best fresh cut fries & onion rings) south of Hortons.
post edited by mjambro - 2009/08/03 08:45:25
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RE: Fried Clams 2009/08/03 09:14:49 (permalink)
I second the opinion(s) of mjambro.....Champlin's and Aunt Carrie's should be a must on your stay. That's BOTH of them! You won't be sorry.
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RE: Fried Clams 2009/08/03 09:15:38 (permalink)
Thanks so much for the heads up on Iggy's! We'll only be in the area a day, so want to get the best whole belly fried clams we can. Where is Aunt Carries? And I did see Buttonwoods online, but wasn't sure if they had the whole bellies - do they??
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RE: Fried Clams 2009/08/03 23:41:07 (permalink)
Woo

Fantastic! Thank you for the tip! Sounds like the place to stop for the night. Now you do mean whole belly fried clams, right? OK, now if someone would just know which RI. place is better, Iggy's or Champlin's, or another place....I'll be in the Coventry/ Warwick/N.Kingston area.
yes they have the whole belly clams at ronnys,sorry i wasnt thinking .

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RE: Fried Clams 2009/08/04 20:29:27 (permalink)
That's ok, I just wanted to be sure! Has anyone been to Buttonwoods Fish and Chips in Warwick? Thank you to all who are jumping in here.
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RE: Fried Clams 2009/08/04 20:35:29 (permalink)
I haven't eaten fried clams in any way, shape or form in so many years, I'd eat them fried anyway their served! 
Strips, bellies, Ipswich, East coast, West coast, I don't give a damn. Just serve em up!
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RE: Fried Clams 2009/08/04 21:01:43 (permalink)
Whole belly fried clams are being served at *some* places in New England.  The algae and red tide has wiped out very many clam beds in that area.  This weekend I had a "small" order at Kelly's on Revere Beach which cost $16.99.  The fried clams at the Maine Diner in Wells, ME, were $26.99 for a full order.  Many places just indicated "market price" on their menus.



Balancing this, and on the other hand, lobster prices are lower than they have been in years!   I enjoyed a twin lobster dinner at the Mount Vernon Restaurant in Somerville, MA, for $12.99!
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RE: Fried Clams 2009/08/04 21:27:02 (permalink)
I just can't believe the current prices for fried clams. Growing up in NY, a (baker's) dozen of little necks on the 1/2 shell were .98 cents! .98 cents!!!
We used to go clamming on Saturdays and sell them for $4.00 a bushel!
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RE: Fried Clams 2009/08/05 02:43:12 (permalink)
Woo

Thanks so much for the heads up on Iggy's! We'll only be in the area a day, so want to get the best whole belly fried clams we can. Where is Aunt Carries? And I did see Buttonwoods online, but wasn't sure if they had the whole bellies - do they??



Buttonwoods has whole belly clams.   Had their scallops yesterday - outstanding (sea, not the smaller bay scallops as served at Aunt Carries).  All their seafood is fresh & lightly / freshly battered immediately before cooking, similar to their freshly prepared onion rings.  I've found their fried clams to be superior to Aunt Carries and Champlins.  Aunt Carries is across the street from the Pt Judith Iggies (NOT the Warwick location).

May want to call to confirm (401 - 738-7571) that they have whole bellies in inventory the day of or day before you intend to be there (closed Mondays and only open for lunch and breakfast til about 2 pm mid week & Sunday (possibly just breakfast on Sunday).  They are open until early evening (8pm?) on Friday  &  (from what I recall) possibly Thur / Sat evenings.
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RE: Fried Clams 2009/08/05 09:38:50 (permalink)
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THose of you in Marin County, Ca are in for a treat!  ...  Great fried clams supposedly flown in daily!  Nothing like flying 3000 miles for a great meal!  You can have them as an appetizer, a sort-of Clam roll (they call it a po-boy) or a full plate...  ...You can have Lobster rolls with or without butter or mayo, etc. as you wish. Part of the place is outdoors (they even have a sandbox for kids!).  Just up the street from the Larkspur Inn.

Oh.....and nice wine by the glass or bottle



This is great news.  I am a Marin Co. guy and my mom lives up in Novato. She was raised in CT and went to Southport Seafood in Westport, CT. before it was ever listed in Roadfood. I have sent her photos of fried bellies from Denmo's just to tease her.
The funny thing is that I am very far away from any seafood and it seems that my best bet for fried clams will be in the west coast when I go to visit this Christmas...

Currently I am reading about the lowered lobster prices and sort of wishing I was back east  ...but only for a moment.

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RE: Fried Clams 2009/08/05 10:06:06 (permalink)
I had my first whole belly clams last week in Sandy Hook, NJ. at Bahr's Seafood. I was in love with the first bite. I had only previously had clam strips being a southern girl.  There is no comparison.
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RE: Fried Clams 2009/08/06 12:36:40 (permalink)
They have an extensive seafood menu  as well as a few non seafood things.  I can almost guarantee you will enjoy it!
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RE: Fried Clams 2010/07/25 23:05:04 (permalink)
Clam strips??? BLEEECHHH!!!!! You mean fish lips!!!
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RE: Fried Clams 2010/07/26 21:23:50 (permalink)
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If they ain't Ipswich they ain't fried clams.


I have to agree.
 

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RE: Fried Clams 2010/07/27 00:44:00 (permalink)
With that statement I love clams and also those other things they call clams.

So...  if Howard Johnson's clams were so loved by so many why don't the many fast food places or any of the many fast food places about add fried clams to their menus?

I'd get in line!
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RE: Fried Clams 2010/07/27 06:01:54 (permalink)
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If they ain't Ipswich they ain't fried clams.


I have to agree.
 


We will be at the Clam Box a week from Friday on our way home from Maine, mouths are watering already.
 
Red Sox Nation, what's the word on Ipswich conditions and harvest so far this year? Thanks, Doug
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RE: Fried Clams 2010/07/28 10:41:27 (permalink)
Marlene,
  In this part of the Midwest/South (you choose), most of the seafood menus at the larger restaurants have "Clams (Strips)" on there somewhere. Usually it is as one of several items on their "Seafood Platter" NONE of them feature "Whole-Bellies" !!!

Same goes for the FF fish chains...Captain Dee's and Long John Silvers. Clam Strips  will be on the 'assorted seaford' combinations...and may be a plate of it's own at times.

As a person who worked his way thru undergrad college by breading and frying tons of the clam strips at HOJO's, while loving the Whole-Bellies available at nearby "McIntyres in Rowley", I will testify to the quality and flavor of the Whole-Belly Clam over the Rubber Band Quality of the Clam strips.
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RE: Fried Clams 2010/07/28 15:12:49 (permalink)
I found a whole belly place here in the San Fernando Valley but I've yet to go.

$30 for a plate of Ipswich far away from their home.  Don't know if I should trust it.

That's just a whole bunch of money.
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RE: Fried Clams 2010/07/28 21:55:21 (permalink)
mar52, Fried whole bellies are pretty expensive even in New England--during a recent trip we paid between $12 and $18 for a serving. Considering the cost of transporting the clams to San Fernando, and perhaps restaurant overhead costs in your area, that restaurant may be offering the real deal. I wish I could find them on the menus in Milwaukee.
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RE: Fried Clams 2010/07/28 22:03:01 (permalink)
mar52

I found a whole belly place here in the San Fernando Valley but I've yet to go.

$30 for a plate of Ipswich far away from their home.  Don't know if I should trust it.

That's just a whole bunch of money.

Better be at least a pint.
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