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Ceal's Clam Stand

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Ocean Boulevard, Seabrook, NH 03874
603-474-3150
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  • 3
    Very good
  • 6
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  • 4
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  • 19
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Fried clams

Clams were tender and not too heavily breaded. They had good flavor and did not taste greasey. The stand itself it old and needs a good cleaning, but the food is good!

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
Jacqueline L
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Poughkeepsie, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We have eaten fried clams and onion rings at Ceals since the early 1970s. They have been consistently the most tender and sweet fired clams. We have tried many places in the area - Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine. The tender issue and sweet taste, make them the best. Often clams are chewy and tough to eat, but not at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Cute spot right off the road. Stopped at Ceal's Ice Cream which is right next to Ceal's Clams the other night. Many, many ice cream options to choose from. They sell Giffords which is very yummy ice cream. Variety of flavors--everything from traditional vanilla/chocolate to blueberry pancake and other options for more adventurous ice cream eaters. Additionally, they offer a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Clams were tender and not too heavily breaded. They had good flavor and did not taste greasey. The stand itself it old and needs a good cleaning, but the food is good!

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Billerica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The food is to die for. What i would be to be a fly on the wall for the receipe of their batter. Don't let the oldness of the place fool you. The place has been there since 1948 i believe and the food is epic! Enjoy, u wont be disappointed. Just opened on Friday May 8th 2015.

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Hampton, New Hampshire
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Rating the fried food here would not be an example of an "experience" re: eating out. This is a small shack with limited parking and a long wait for your order. The prices are far beyond your expectations. Your conversation after leaving this place will cnter on "why did we eat there"????? I can't say its "not for everyone" but... More 

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NH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I love when I can get a fried clam plate when its cooked in fresh oil. nothing like it. Best clams around, great prices too.

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Pelham
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I visited Ceals with my friend who had come from the UK. When I went to pay, the price didn't come close to the prices on the painted menu over where you order (15% more). I asked the person serving me why I was being charged so much. She referred to the "owner" who was a woman who nastily said... More 

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Springfield
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

Came her after a nice day at the beach with family. Walked away very disappointed. The food quality and quantity is not worth the outrageous prices they charge. Save your hard earned money and pass this place up! Service is as bad as the food!

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Seabrook, New Hampshire
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We phoned in our order for pickup. We should have checked the contents before going home to eat. The food we received was not what we ordered. We called again to report the mishap. No-one at CEALS seemed the least bit concerned nor remorseful. When we went back to the restaurant we were treated rudley and were given a lecture... More 

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Hampton Beach NH
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Myself like many others ( and I am a local ) expect these little hole in the wall seafood shacks to somehow be romantic and iconic and.......this one isn't .The food is ok but there are many better ones. The wait , the flavor level of the food , the amount of food offered and the high prices are not... More 

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Address: Ocean Boulevard, Seabrook, NH 03874
Phone Number: 603-474-3150
Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Seabrook
Cuisine: Seafood

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  • Address: Ocean Boulevard, Seabrook, NH 03874
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Seabrook
  • Phone Number: 603-474-3150

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

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