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Best Boston clam chowder and lobster rolls?

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Best Boston clam chowder and lobster rolls?

I am really looking forward to our Boston visit this summer! In particular, can't wait to eat clam chowder and lobster rolls. And dying to try the food trucks.

Just wondering who has the best Boston clam chowder and lobster roll?

Which food truck is a must try for the above items? And where do they normally stop at?

Which booth at Quincy Market has the best of the above?

Thanks!

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1. Re: Best Boston clam chowder and lobster rolls?

I wouldn't expect "the best" of anything at Quincy Market but generally speaking you will get good food at Jasper White's Summer Shack or Legal Seafoods. You really need to make your own memories. I wouldn't worry too much about getting the second best or (god forbid) the third-best lobster roll in Boston. It's all good. Where is the best Poutine (or whatever they call it) in Montreal? (sorry can't think of anything analogous in Toronto. :-) ).

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2. Re: Best Boston clam chowder and lobster rolls?

I've never been to Montreal, so wouldn't be able to make any recommendations on poutine in that neck of the woods... :-S

Edited: 26 May 2013, 02:59
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Never been to Toronto - do you eat poutine there too?

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4. Re: Best Boston clam chowder and lobster rolls?

Yes we do, and its one of my favourite foods!

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5. Re: Best Boston clam chowder and lobster rolls?

Different people like different chowder. New England clam chowder used to be a milky, buttery concoction with clams, potatoes and other stuff ... But some chefs have turned it into a thick, heavy, creamy mixture the consistency of a heavy stew. Both styles have their lovers and haters. I prefer the lighter version and some Legal Seafood locations offer both.

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6. Re: Best Boston clam chowder and lobster rolls?

I'm looking forward to trying both types of chowder. Since Legal Seafood has been mentioned twice, I'll add it to our list of must tries. Will check out Jasper Whites too. Thanks.

Edited: 26 May 2013, 04:05
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7. Re: Best Boston clam chowder and lobster rolls?

I love New England Clam Chowder at Atlantic Fish Company and Boston Beer Works.

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8. Re: Best Boston clam chowder and lobster rolls?

In 2008 the Mr. & I had a delicious lobster roll @ Neptune Oyster. We can't wait to relive the experience when we return this July! :D

Edited: 26 May 2013, 05:14
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9. Re: Best Boston clam chowder and lobster rolls?

Past Chowdafest winners:

Chowderfest Hall of Fame

These restaurants have won 3 times!

Captain Parker’s Pub: 2000, 2001, 2006

Chart House: 1989, 1990, 1995

Mass Bay Company - Sheraton Boston Hotel & Towers: 1982, 1983, 1992

Ned Devine's Irish Pub: 2004, 2005, 2009

Turner Fisheries Bar & Restaurant - Westin Hotel: 1984, 1985, 1986

Other Past Winners

The Claddagh: 1987 Times Irish Pub & Restaurant: 2002

The Last Hurrah - Omni Parker House: 1988 Houston's: 2003

Jacob Wirth Restaurant: 1991 The Skipper Restaurant & Chowder House: 2005

Bay State Chowda Company: 1993, 1994 Christopher's Restaurant and Wine Bar: 2007, 2008

Gourmeli’s Seafood - Marriott Copley: 1996 Anthem Kitchen + Bar: 2010, 2012

Venus de Milo: 1997 Clancy's of Dennisport: 2011

Atlantic Fish Co.: 1998, 1999

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10. Re: Best Boston clam chowder and lobster rolls?

Thanks, I'll add Neptune and Atlantic to my list as well. I just did some research on them and seems like Neptune is a favourite in Boston.