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Favorite Clam Chowder in New England?

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What restaurant or seafood shack in New England makes your favorite version of clam chowder? Is the broth thin or thick? What else is in the chowder aside from clams and potatoes? [Go here to post a reply.]
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REPLIES (last updated 4/11/14):

CC wrote:
Lobster Pot, Wareham MA full of flavor and lots of clams,the best chowder I ever had.

Geri wrote:
Three Cods in Marblehead

Sally wrote:
Lobster Pot in Wareham

Pegmeister wrote:
Burkes Seafood in the Downs section of Quincy is a pleasant family run fish market with a small dining room. They have a simple creamy clam chowder, not too thick that is full of clams -- delicious! You also need to try their seafood chowder; nothing better IMHO.

B.W. wrote:
Jakes Seafood in Hull!!! Best seafood and chowder!!

Fdshep wrote:
Bobby Byrne's - Mashpee, MA

J wrote:
Collins Chowder Company, Nashua, NH

Mike T wrote:
Union Chowder House South Weymouth

ft wrote:
Belle Isle Seafood in Winthrop

charlie dos hands wrote:
Cook's in Orleans on the Cape is by far the best

Richard W. wrote:
Captain Parker pub Yarmouth Cape Cod.

Susan M. wrote:
Causeway Gloucester

Patrick G. wrote:
I'll give a little love to the Sagsmore Inn in Bourne

Valerie M. wrote:
Brown's Lobster Pound. Seabrook, NH

PM wrote:
Cabby shack Plymouth,ma

Al Fal wrote:
Conrad's restaurant in Norwood.

Jennifer P. P. wrote:
Osterville Fish, hands down the best I have ever had. 2nd place goes to the Rye Tavern in Plymouth. They serve their clam chowder with a garnish of fried clams.

C.J. wrote:
Ellen's Harborside Restaurant, Rockport, MA.
creamy chowder with lots of clams, just enough potatoes and salt pork.

Bill B. wrote:
Woodman's in Essex, MA

Barb wrote:
Village Restaurant, Essex, MA
Perfect chowda !! Med thick with perfect ratio of clams to potatoe. You don't need anything else but the crackers.

Pam Perkins wrote:
Bearskin Neck Bistro in Rockport has the best clam chowdu. Not to thin or to thick, I know there are other ingedits in there than clams and potatoes, but what I'm not sure. The flavor is outstanding. My #1 place to go

TvM wrote:
Sail loft Boston

JAC wrote:
Halibut Point Gloucester

JRL wrote:
The Barnacle in Marblehead

WFR wrote:

Debe wrote:
Woodman's in Essex

LBS wrote:
Periwinkles in by far!

JAL wrote:
East Coast Grills.. clam chowder with bacon and sweet potatoes.... lil bit of heaven..


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