Best of Boston

Best Chowder, Clam

2016 Best Chowder, Clam

Sonsie

Boston
We know what you’re thinking: With all the seafood joints in Boston, you landed on Sonsie? Stifle your preconceptions for a moment, because when it [...] read more»
2015 Best Chowder, Clam

The Daily Catch Seaport

Boston
With a just creamy enough texture, generous potato chunks, meaty pieces of clam, and a house-made biscuit in place of the requisite oyster crackers, the [...] read more»
2013 Best Chowder, Clam

B & G Oysters

Boston
Anatomy of a Winner: Here in Boston, it's tough to stand out in a veritable ocean of chowdah. Here's how Barbara Lynch's oyster bar shows [...] read more»
2012 Best Chowder, Clam

Ned Devine’s

Boston
That's right—Ned Devine's. We were won over by the buttery, not-too-thick texture, bits of fresh thyme, and sweet, chopped cockles and clams that make this [...] read more»
2007 Best Chowder, Clam

Great Bay

Boston
A pure, fine broth; a smoky backbone of bacon; and plump whole mollusks elevate this above the gluey sludge commonly doled out to tourists. No [...] read more»
2005 Best Chowder, Clam

Turner Fisheries Restaurant & Bar

Boston
Experimentation may be the spice of fine dining, but chowder demands tradition. To heretics inclined to load their chowder with corn, carrots, or—God forbid—Baileys Irish [...] read more»
2004 Best Chowder, Clam

Turner Fisheries

Boston
Chowder, that most traditional of New England foods, could never be invented today. Leaving aside the Manhattanite abomination, a good chowder, with its base of [...] read more»
2003 Best Chowder, Clam

The Times Bar and Restaurant

Boston
To hell with baked beans. Clam chowder is Boston's crowning food—not potato, not flour, but clam. That's a distinction understood at the Times, an otherwise [...] read more»
1998 Best Chowder, Clam

Legal Sea Foods

Not one but two versions! There is the sinful creamy chowder most of you already know and love, and a low-fat version, a secret treasure [...] read more»
1997 Best Chowder, Clam

Turner Fisheries of Boston

Boston
This is another one of those Boston traditions that seems simple enough, but is repeatedly botched by ambitious amateurs. Turner Fisheries sticks to the basics—a [...] read more»
1976 Best Chowder, Clam

Half Shell Restaurant

Boston
Yes, Virginia, there are clams in clam chowder. And onions. And potatoes. And butter. And cream . . . read more»
1975 Best Chowder, Clam

The Ritz Carlton Hotel

Boston
The Ritz-Carlton's is the chowder to beat. read more»
1974 Best Chowder, Clam

The No-Name Restaurant

Boston
No question. The No-Name Restaurant on the Fish Pier in Boston. The ideal combination of little chowder and lots of clams. read more»