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J.T. Farnham's

88 Eastern Ave, Rt. 133, Essex, MA 01929-1329
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Ranked #6 of 22 Restaurants in Essex
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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English first
Boxford, Massachusetts
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

The best thing about this restaurant is the views across the marshes. The breading on the seafood is heavier than we like and the fried onion rings are disappointing. They are not even close to the Clam Shack or Woodman's

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Mattituck, New York
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105 reviews 105 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

Traveling thru Massachusetts, we had to stop at one of the famous fried clam restaurants so we tried Farnums. We were not disappointed. The clams were not greasy and the batter was light. My wife tried the seafood chowder and said it was the best she had eaten. My clam chowder was also good. The counter lady was very personable... More

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Columbia, MD
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69 reviews 69 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

As a fried clam lover, I usually make an annual pilgrimage to some of the best purveyors of this New England gem. I've read about all the famous clam shacks in the New England states, but it's a tough choice on the "clam highway" connecting Ipswich and Essex. You will see the famous Clam Box, Woodman's, and a few smaller... More

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tristate NYC area
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101 reviews 101 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We were spending a long weekend in the area, as we did last year. We tried Farnham's for lunch and were very pleased. Food was better than at Woodman's and staff was pleasant. We will remember this for next year's outing!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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118 reviews 118 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Visited this place for lunch while antiquing in Essex. Selected it because it had been recommended by several antique store owners and because it got decent reviews on T.A. Some things to know: - This is a order at the counter and deliver to the table place - It can be very crowded - This is a CASH ONLY place... More

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Tasty tasty clams which are their claim to fame. The chowder was a little runny for my taste but still good. It's a quaint spot, nice view of the marsh.

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Beverly, Massachusetts
20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Food is good , fresh and piping hot, have been coming here for many years! Love clams and the best lobster in the country!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

This was the best seafood chowder in the universe!! We will come again!! Sit outside and enjoy the atmosphere!

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48 reviews 48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

After a day at the beach in Gloucester, we thought we'd try this for an outdoor dining experience. My wife usually doesn't like fried food, but we thoroughly enjoyed the weather, the food and the entrée experience.

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Ashland, Mass
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We have driven past J.T. Farnham's for many years and decided to stop this past Sunday. Parking is a problem on a busy summer Sunday. Parking is limited. There are roadside Spaces on the opposite side of the busy road and a marked crosswalk and signs warning Of a crosswalk. The order process is efficient and meals and drinks delivered... More

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Additional Information about J.T. Farnham's

Address: 88 Eastern Ave, Rt. 133, Essex, MA 01929-1329
Phone Number: 978-768-6643
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Essex
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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