I'm wading through other discussions, but wonder -- where do I take my mom who wants the most delicious NE Clam Chowder -- open to thick/creamy or thinner/milky options, but light on potatoes and heavy on clams?
For reference, she liked Legal Seafoods' version years ago and we may return, and last visit she loved the seafood chowder at Dry Dock Cafe in the Seaport area -- but we don't expect them to be open on Labor Day. Hopefully it will be made on premises and not rely on bacon or other smoked pork for its richness and flavor. We are willing to travel as far as Cape Ann from Boston.
Current contenders include:
Kelly's (probably Saugus unless the new one at Wellington is open or it's a great day at the beach....)
Turner's (Melrose, not the Westin place)
East Coast Grill (what type do they serve?)
Summer Shack (which location -- Alewife is more convenient - does it matter?)
Kingfish Hall (not really keen on going to Quincy Market, however)
Any recent experiences, standouts, or must-avoid tips?