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Svenningsen's Seafood-fried clams

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Svenningsen's Seafood-fried clams

Ann Chantal | Jan 15, 2003 10:49 AM

I went there on Saturday night with my Maine guy and we both had the fried Ipswich clams. They were good. Bellies-Hooray! My consort was a happy fellow because when he wanted malt vinegar for his fries, they had it in the kitchen and brought it out to him.

I also ordered a bowl of their seafood chowder, which had good flavorful broth. Some of the seafood in it was kind of tough (the clams which had been cut into small quarters but were nonetheless quite chewy). A hunk of knuckle lobster meat (also tough). And a scandinavian touch, some chopped dill to garnish the soup. The bowl of soup was $9.50-which I thought was a little pricey (cup was $5.50-but the bowl wasn't that much more soup)

The clams were $8.50 for a satifying appetizer (7 oz. of clams) and the fried kettle of clams and shrimp which my friend ordered were $15.50.

We had the homemade carrot cake with applesauce (in the cake to make it moist). It was delicious. Just the right amount of icing too.

So we were happy with our meal. On a cold Saturday night at around 9PM it wasn't very busy but perhaps that was because the chef was having a birthday party for his brother. It was a small convivial place, definitely worth going to if you have a craving for fried clams. I also saw a lobster roll going by me to a lucky patron in the bar. Next time, I'll try that.

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