"Essex Seafood may be mainly a lobster pound, but this is the North Shore of Massachusetts and their fried clams (here mixed with onion rings) are world class."
"Though not as generous with the clams in their chowder as other local places, it is still very creamy and delicious."
"Even though there is a large selection of seafood and non-seafood to choose from, the lobster and fried clams remain the essential "must eats.""
"This happy little lobster pound also makes excellent fried seafood. Dine in this building, or around back at picnic tables. "
"Unlike many of the other North Shore seafood restaurants, Essex Seafood is open year round. Note the happy fish with the frying pan."