The 9 Best Clam Chowder Spots in New England

Legal Sea Foods

Legal Sea Foods serves typical New England seafood in a stylish environment in Boston. Even its airport locations deliver good fish. Due of its popularity, the business sells chowder online and ships it to non-locals.

Matunuck Oyster Bar

The restaurant can produce fresh clams for sweet-savory chowder by gathering shellfish on-site. A typical version with potatoes and a little creaminess is served at the bar.

Oyster Club

Renee Toupounce, a James Beard Foundation exceptional chef candidate, runs the Oyster Club in Mystic, Conn. The restaurant's creative seafood has earned national notice.

Row 34

Row 34 has three Massachusetts locations—Boston, Cambridge, and Burlington—and one in Portsmouth, N.H. The seafood restaurant business, known for its beer and raw bar, makes a traditional creamy clam chowder with bacon.


This tiny Boston and Portland, Maine restaurant is making waves with its immaculate oysters, buttery lobster rolls, and creamy clam chowder. Order a half dozen oysters from a broad Northeast coast selection

Kelly's Roast Beef

This casual New England classic serves roast beef sandwiches, lobster rolls, and clam chowder at 12 locations in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Florida. Kelly's makes simple, delicious chowder.

The Banks Fish House

A top new seafood restaurant in Boston, The Banks Fish House serves decadent, fresh-from-the-ocean delicacies. For a business meal or celebration, try the Berkshire pork belly.

Billy's Chowder House

Boston is famous for its chowder, but Maine has delicious versions. Billy's Chowder House, founded in 1979 in Wells, Maine, is one of the state's greatest and oldest seaside eateries.

Ye Olde Union Oyster House

The Union Oyster House, established in 1826, has welcomed everyone from Daniel Webster to the Kennedys, including an upstairs booth devoted to John F. Kennedy. This eatery is popular with tourists and residents.