Though I've been to the Clam Box several times this season, yesterday was my first visit to Essex Seafood this spring. Clams were delicious. Crispy without being greasey. Also had a 1 1/2 lb lobster. At $17.95 I thought it was a great buy. Sweet, flavorful, and done just right. But those fries. Why do places insist on serving those pre-battered fries? Yuch!. Should have gone with the rings.