I know there are tons of seafood restaurant threads, but I've been reading and reading and still haven't found an answer that helps me to decide where to go, so . . .
I'm visiting Boston this weekend to meet up with my brother and his family (who live in LA) and I've demanded seafood, as I lived for a couple of years in coastal New Hampshire, and miss, miss, miss the classics.
Here in Philly I can get really great fine-dining seafood (if you make it to Philly, try Philadelphia Fish Company or Little Fish), but haven't found a place for things like fish and chips, whole fried clams (only strips! awful!), or GOOD chowder (in other words, not drowning in flour and cream). Plus, I miss being able to eat a good steamed lobster by the water, fresh from the tanks. While it sounds like there isn't a lobster pound-style restaurant in Boston, there HAS to be a restaurant where I can get good fried clams and fish and chips.
Help, please! Price doesn't matter. I'm willing to pay more, if the food is great, and the portions are appropriate. I just don't want an "Ahi Three Ways" type of restaurant! I just want my fried clams!