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Ceal's Clam Stand

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Ocean Boulevard, Seabrook, NH 03874
603-474-3150
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 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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Seabrook, New Hampshire
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Ever since I was in high school, Ceal's Clam Stand (on the hahba side of the boulevahd) has been the go to for fried clams and seafood. Run by the same family for generations it has a very discerning and faithful clientele that grows by the season. Some of the servers have been working there since they were in middle... More 

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Derry, New Hampshire, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

My wife wanted some clam chowder or even clam cakes but the "Clam stand" had neither. I wanted a lobster roll and they did not disappoint. It was fresh and lightly seasoned. Aside from not some essential clam products (IMHO) this is good place to get some delicious seafood.

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Thank David C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

always Great fresh seafood :) the prices have gone up but the food is excellent. Call in your order available too.

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Thank oreo2ole
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Concluded our vacation on a high note by going to Ceal's. The fried clams & onion rings were both perfectly seasoned, and we didn't think $30 for what we got was unreasonable for the portions we received.

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Thank MrsLineaM
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

Killer steak and cheese sandwich, frys were really good to! Good service as well. Chicken strips were real chicken not processed and we're very good.

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Thank GREG H
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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Thank Jacques1313
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

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  • Cuisine: Seafood

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