Just a heads up for gluten free folks that my girlfriend and I stumbled across gluten free fried seafood at Woodman's in Essex the other day. I haven't found any other clam shacks doing gluten free so this was a tremendous find. Frankly, I didn't even think it existed. Their entire menu can be done gluten free except for clamcakes, onion rings, and sandwiches. This was mind blowing for my girlfriend who thought she'd never eat fried seafood again from a clam shack. Big thumbs up to Woodman's! So good we went back with a friend for a second trip two days later.
I don't have a problem with gluten (only my girlfriend does), but to be honest, I enjoyed the gluten free version of the fried seafood much better. It wasn't as greasy or as heavy as the standard plates I ordered. Going forward I will probably order from the gluten free menu instead of the regular menu, it was that much better -- highly recommended even if you aren't gluten intolerant.