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Best fried clams in the SouthCoast

By: SouthCoast Directory   |  Published: 2015-08-11
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The SouthCoast of Massachusetts and Rhode Island have plenty of options for the best fried clams.
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The SouthCoast has plenty of seaside shacks that serve up fried clams. Fried clams are prepared as a plate with coleslaw and fries, by the box or as a clam roll piled high on a hot dog bun. The condiment of choice is tartar sauce. Like clam cakes, fried clams are savored in the summertime as both a seasonal and regional specialty and are best enjoyed from the back of your beach wagon watching the boats sail.

Fried clams 101- the difference and debate between whole belly fried clams or strips. Whole belly clams have the clam’s gastrointestinal tract left intact and have a fuller flavor while clam strips are made from

the foot of hard-shell sea clams but, do not include the belly of the clam. Fried clams originated in 1916 at a roadside stand in Essex, Massachusetts called Woodman's

Rhode Island

Flo’s Clam Shack
The Lobster Pot
Iggy's Doughboys and Chowder House

Dartmouth

Fay's Too
Cape Quality Seafood

Westport

Bayside Restaurant

New Bedford & Acushnet

Fathoms Bar & Grille
Seafood Hut & Creamery
Country Whip
Knuckle Heads

Fairhaven

Rasputin's Tavern
The Fish House
The Pasta House
Mike's Restaurant
Gene's Famous seafood

Fall River & Somerset

Higson Seafood
North End Seafood Company

Wareham

The Lobster Pot
Gateway Tavern Grill and Bar
Kool Kone

Taunton

Frates Drive-In

Plymouth

The Lobster Pound

Mattapoisett

Oxford Creamery



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