80 years ago, Lawrence “Chubby” Woodman invented the
fried clam. As
far as I'm concerned Woodman's still serves some of the best fried clams
on the New England Coast. Plump, juicy fried Ipswich
clams complete with belly.
does it all. Out front - steamed lobster.
Inside, along with fried clams - clam cakes, fried shrimp
and fish, clam chowder and great onion rings.
Everything is served "in the rough" in baskets
that you tote back to a picnic table - indoors or
than once I've made the 16 hour round trip from
Philadelphia to Essex just
for a pint of Woodman's fried clams.