Let us know: Who serves the best fried clams in Massachusetts?

J.T. Farnham's? Sullivan's? Tell us your favorite spot.

The clam roll from the Green Harbor Lobster Pound in Marshfield. Debee Tlumacki / The Boston Globe

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Like South Shore bar pizza, North Shore roast beef sandwiches, and lobster rolls, the topic of who serves the best fried clams in Massachusetts tends to elicit passionate responses from devoted New Englanders.

Is it Woodman’s? J.T. Farnham’s? Sullivan’s? Tony’s Clam Shop?

As the weather becomes more spring-like and clam shacks start to throw open their doors for the season, we’re beginning to dream about spending sunny afternoons seaside with a paper boat full of fried clams, a tub of coleslaw, and a side of piping hot fries. So we’ve decided to reignite the yearly debate and ask our readers: What’s your favorite place to order fried clams in Massachusetts? Tell us what you love about your go-to spot and what makes their fried clams so good, and we’ll put together a list of must-visit clam shacks to frequent over the coming months.


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