Actually, I was just at Quality Seafood on the Redondo Beach Pier Boardwalk a few weeks ago and the had the "pisser" steamers (soft shell clams)brought in from New York. I was there with a friend originally from Long Island who was just in Freeport, L.I. at the Crab Shack and who was lamenting the same thing. She jumped for joy when we went by the tank with her favorite steamers. For a few dollars more they steam them for you with a wine garlic sauce. They were superb and she felt right at "home".
The place has been there for years, an open air fish market with a wide variety of things. The do have a seating area. We also had a nice piece of smoked sablefish (black cod) which is another thing you can't usually find here. Great place to go!
130 South International Boardwalk http://www.qualityseafood.net/
Redondo Beach , CA 90277