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Happy Clam Seafood Cafe - CLOSED

407 Cabot Street (Route 1A), Dunkin Donuts Plaza, Beverly, MA 01915
(978) 969-1611
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Cuisines: Seafood
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Beverly, Mass.
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This restaurant is closed with no known plans to reopen. I believe the location/address was issued a liquor license, so that is up for grabs.

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Boston, MA
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

I saw the bad news on Facebook: "Happy Clam is closing for good tonight. Thank you for your patronage and kind words on Facebook. Come by and say goodbye today if you have a chance!" Steve Cross, the owner/operator/chief-cook-and-bottle-washer of Happy Clam, ran a fantastic place to eat. Ultimately most of us locals think that location did him in: being... More

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

First tried some homemade potato chips when I wandered in for a take out menu. These were offered free of charge in a little wax paper bag and won me over right away. Next time we opted for some take out chowder: one clam, one fish. It's great that Beverly has a convenient and tasty seafood takeout, right next door... More

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Hudson, NH
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

I work near the Happy Clam and visit about once every two weeks. I have had the haddock, clams, shrimp and scallops as well as the gumbo and chowder. Steve, the owner/head chef is a graduate of Culinary Institute of America and has worked all over the world but is a Beverly native and has come home. There is an... More

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Salem, Massachusetts, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

I come from Maine and when we talk, seafood comes out of our mouth. I had never heard of "The Happy Clam" until I purchased a golf pass and got a free diner card for various eateries. I went online and checked out several places and read many reviews. This place had many great reviews and a few bad reviews.... More

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West Newbury, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

I was on my way to visit my brother in the hospital and he wanted seafood and his favorite place was, yep, The Happy Clam on Cabot Street in Beverly, MA. I grew up in this city and my brother still lives there with his wife. So, in I pull and enter the establishment. Greeted by a very pleasant young... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

This is a small place in a strip mall, next to a laundromat. Looks like a lot of the business is take out. There are only 4 booths and 3 tables but it is a nice comfortable dining area. We ate in and we were very happy with the food and the service. Fried clams and scallops were really good... More

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Salem, New Hampshire
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

I have been to the Happy Clam Seafood cafe in Beverly MA. It is located in a small shopping center with plenty of parking. I have only had the fried clams (Five big golden stars for the fried clams!), the cole slaw (also delicious) and the home made potato chips, very yummy. Also, the tarter sauce was very good .... More

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N. Providence
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66 reviews 66 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

I found the batter on the calamari and fried clams a bit heavy. The Lobster salad was fresh lobster meat, plentiful and delicious, not too much mayo. The order of onion rings was huge and good. Sweet potato fries is always a bonus and theirs were good. The baked fish and sauteed shrimp were good, nothing extra special, but still... More

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Beverly, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

very expensive for very average seofood. new place but won't be back

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Additional Information about Happy Clam Seafood Cafe

Address: 407 Cabot Street (Route 1A), Dunkin Donuts Plaza, Beverly, MA 01915
Phone Number: (978) 969-1611
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Beverly
Cuisine: Seafood

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