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4 expert recommendations
Today, with its setting beside the Essex River, the no frills bare-bones fast food joint is packed both inside and out all summer long. Full review →Be sure to check out The Shop at Woodman's for a hot fudge sundae made with Gifford's ice cream from Maine.
I am cautious about recommending this restaurant. Firstly, because America is a fat country and fried clams by the bushel will only make it fatter. Secondly, because it is near to where I... Full review →
Woodman’s is a beloved, roll-up-your sleeves kind of place that serves Ipswich clams, steamers, fried haddock, onion rings, fried shrimp, clam chowder and boiled lobster. Full review →
This "shack"-style Essex "classic" "allegedly invented" the fried clam – and though you "can't go wrong" with them here, it's a "go-to" for "generous portions" of any kind of seafood. Full review →