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A guest carries her fried clam dinner outside of the Clam Box in Ipswich. Photographed by Laurie Swope for the Roads of Summer Series.

Hungry patrons travel from far and wide to visit some of New England’s clam shacks, and it’s not hard to see why. Serving up fried clams, lobster tails, onion rings, jumbo shrimp, and French fries, these eateries are the perfect stops along a trip to the coast. Many are family-owned and have a takeout option, so you can bring your seafood with you to somewhere scenic.

Woodman’s of Essex is a famous clam shack that claims to have invented Essex fried clams. You may also want to hop over to The Clam Box in Ipswich, Tony’s Clam Shop in Quincy, or Bob’s Clam Hut in Maine. Guests have said that at a clam shack, they don’t look for anything fancy, just a hearty plate of “crispy fresh food.”


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