Woodman's of Essex

Top 9% of restaurants in Boston
7 / 10

4 expert reviews

“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.”

– Gayot

Zagat Zagat
"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
Not For Tourists Not For Tourists
"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..."
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" 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