Taste testing the best clam cakes and chowder on the East Bay
Hearty Home Comfort If you are looking for clam-inspired coziness, Quito’s is for you. The friendly staff serves chowder that is creamy, thick and bursting with the perfect balance of clam and seamlessly perfect potato chunks, alongside clam cakes with a crispy, yet cake-y interior that will remind you of the full-bellied comforts of home. 411 Thames Street, Bristol. 401-253-4500.
Light and Fluffy Evelyn’s Drive In has been around for over 40 years, providing chowder that is creamy, yet light and thin. The soup is savory, seasoned and perfect for dunking those clam cakes, which contain huge chunks of clam in a fluffy, light batter, making it a delicious fried “seafood pastry.” 2335 Main Road, Tiverton. 401-624-3100.
Crunchy and Flavorful For a unique take on the beloved local favorites, Blount Clam Shack is the place to go. The large portion clam cakes have a great crunch, and their Clambake Chowder contains roasted corn, potato and best of all, chourico, which gives it that spicy and smoky kick. 335 Water Street, Warren. 401-245-3210.
Red Twist and Golden Crisp Shaking things up a bit, Horton’s Seafood takes the traditional, yet often over- looked, red clam chowder and gives it a classic feel. Coupled with golden-crisp clam cakes with a flavorful doughy interior, it is a combo that offers a little something different. 809 Broadway, East Providence, 401-434-3116.
A quintessential source of nourishment during summer in the Ocean State involves one word: clams! Be it clam chowder or clam cakes, we clam heads can’t seem to get enough of the salty, flavorful treat. In the spirit of the season, we pay homage to some of the best clam chowder and clam cakes across the Bay.
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