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Yesterday (18JAN19) was my first visit to Essex. I like to try new places on Friday's for fish. I had the Haddock, onion rings, coleslaw and a bottle of beer. Left $20. bill; which left about $3 for a tip. Excellent fish, excellent onion rings...More
We drive between Tallahassee and DeLand, FL quite often to visit our kids and grandkids. We'd tired of hitting the chain restaurants for lunch when heading home and made up our minds to check out something local. The "World Famous Clams" sign at the Essex...More
Went last night with family group of 10. All ordered fried seafood: full belly clams, scallops, shrimp. Everything was very well prepared (not over-breaded/over-fried like in most places). Onion rings were homemade and perfect. Beer was cold and served in frozen mugs. Servers were unbelievably...More
We have been here a number of times over almost two decades. It has never been anything to look at, but the food has consistently been amazing.
We stopped in today after a too long absence, and were warmly greeted. We each ordered our go...More
When craving a plate of fried belly clams without flying to Maine this is the place. Nice lightly fried clams with bellies. I got the plate, but the boat would have been enough ( 1/2 as much as plate ). Barely got through the plate,...More
A stranger passing by might turn up their nose at such a modest-looking place. Stop in and their taste buds would probably laugh at them. Rarely, if ever, have I had better seafood, or trimmings. Ordered a modest grouper box with onion rings and hushpuppies....More
Late this afternoon my wife and I decided we wanted steamed clams for dinner. We ended up in Astor, Florida at the Essex House. This is the only place in northeast Florida that you can get fresh soft shell clams for absolutely authentic steamers with...More