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Woodman's of Essex

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Certificate of Excellence2016, 2019 Winner
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FRIED PLATES‏
Served with fries and onion rings
Mkt
"Chubby's Original"
Fried clams
Mkt
Sea Scallops
15.95
Jumbo Shrimp
13.95
Native Shrimp
13.95
Clam Strips
14.95
Haddock
10.95
Chicken Fingers
26.95
Fried Lobster
26.95
"Down River" Combo
Clams, shrimp, scallops, fish
FAMILY STYLE BOXES
Sm. (½ Pt. ) 5.50
Md. (Pt. ) 7.00
Lg. (Qt. ) 11.50
Onion Rings
Sm. (½ Pt. ) 3.95
Md. (Pt. ) 5.50
Lg. (Qt. ) 8.50
Fries
Sm. (½ Pt. ) n/a
Md. (Pt. ) n/a
Lg. (Qt. ) Market
Fried Clams
Sm. (½ Pt. ) n/a
Md. (Pt. ) n/a
Lg. (Qt. ) Market
Sea Scallops
Sm. (½ Pt. ) 12.95
Md. (Pt. ) 20.95
Lg. (Qt. ) 39.95
Jumbo Shrimp
Sm. (½ Pt. ) 10.95
Md. (Pt. ) 14.95
Lg. (Qt. ) 26.95
Native Shrimp
Sm. (½ Pt. ) 10.95
Md. (Pt. ) 13.95
Lg. (Qt. ) 26.95
Clam Strips
Sm. (½ Pt. ) n/a
Md. (Pt. ) n/a
Lg. (Qt. ) 13.95
Haddock
One size
Sm. (½ Pt. ) n/a
Md. (Pt. ) n/a
Lg. (Qt. ) 10.95
Chicken Fingers
One size
SANDWICHES‏
Served with potato chips
19.50
Lobster Roll
14.50
Clam Roll
10.50
Clam Strip Roll
10.50
Crabmeat Roll
8.50
Haddock Sandwich
7.50
Steak Burger
7.50
Grilled Chicken
2.95
Hot Dog
7.50
Salmon Burger
SIDE ITEMS
Sm./cup 4.95
Lg./bowl 6.95
Clam Chowder
2.95
Home Made Cole Slaw
One size
2.95
Corn on the Cob
One cob‏
One 2.35
Four 6.95
Eight 10.95
Nana Bessie's Famous Clam Cakes
FOR KIDS 12 AND UNDER‏
5.50
Chicken Fingers
7.50
Clam Strips
7.50
Native Shrimp
7.50
Fish Boat
5.20
Hot Dog
5.25
Grilled Cheese
STEAMED CLAMS
W/ drawn butter
Market
Small
Market
Large
HOT BOILED LOBSTER‏
W/ drawn butter
Market
Choose Your Own
About
"Best Waterfront Seafood Shack"- USA Today "Best Restaurant in New England" about.com Readers Serving fresh award-winning seafood for over 100 years! Chubby and Bessie Woodman invented the fried clam back in 1916 Casual, family-friendly atmosphere. Gluten-free, seafood, chowder and more. Fried clams, scallops, shrimp, steamers, boiled lobster, lobster rolls plus burgers and chicken as non-seafood choices. Full Bar, Seasonal Raw Bar Catering throughout New England Shipping across the USA
PRICE RANGE
$10 - $30
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Soups
FEATURES
Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed May 7, 2019

Very nice food very good location service very good wood recommend would go again not sure when other places to visit

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank anthonydavidb2017
Reviewed May 3, 2019

Woodman's is noted for its fried clams, but be sure to order fried onion rings also. They are delicious. In the off-season, Woodman's has reasonably priced daily specials.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank AnniE34203
Reviewed April 14, 2019

Stopped at the counter service restaurant while traveling in Massachusetts. It is a nice little place in Essex. It is counter service with seating indoors. There is plenty of food with ever order. If you like fried seafood this is place to visit.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank DJO626
Reviewed April 13, 2019

Fsh, Fish and Fish, some of the best, Lobsters, Steamers are the best, friend Calamari, Scallops, all Onion rings, Fries. Busy on weekends, and summer months there can be a long line but well worth the wait.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Jerry G
Reviewed April 10, 2019

If you are looking for an authentic, down east New England seafood experience, Woodman's is the only place to go. Friendly and helpful staff, generous portions, and everything is always fresh off the boat. It is a bit rustic, but spotlessly clean with market pricing....More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank davidmallon
Rhonda W, Owner at Woodman's of Essex, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2019

Hi David Thank you for your awesome review about your visit to Woodman's! Top quality food, as well as customer service, is our top priority so we appreciate hearing your positive comments...I will be sure to share with our crew (: Enjoy your summer!

Reviewed April 1, 2019

The best fried seafood I have ever had. It is not saturated in oil and heavy tasting like a lot of places. The batter they use is delicious. I loved the fish platter (I can't eat shellfish, so I had to stick to regular fish)...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank travelinbluesgal
Reviewed March 28, 2019

On Saturday had their fried lobster tails, beyond delicious. They were unbelievably tender as were their fabulous onion rings, fries and everything else they offer.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank sheila932
Reviewed March 3, 2019

Woodmans is a restaurant that is eating in the rough. Very Popular in the summer months. They have lobster pots on the Outside and people are always in a line in the summer. People Come from all over the world as they are well known...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Pioneer753180
Reviewed February 5, 2019

Everything is Great, the Food, Servers, Parking, but......there is No atmosphere. Once you get your delicious food, we had $87.00 worth for two, you hunt for a table and you feel like you are in Burger King. Wish they had an area for Dining &...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank NewtownBobby
Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

If you are looking for fried seafood and clam chowder prepared and presented in the ‘old school way’- go to Woodmans. Everything was fresh and well prepared. Your drinks will be in plastic cups, you will sit at picnic tables inside and you will be...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank TraceM49
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410kaleighb
October 27, 2017|
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Response from John M | Reviewed this property |
I think you can. I left mine in the car but I seem to remember that there were a few tables outside.
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121058
December 3, 2016|
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Response from woodmansofesessex | Property representative |
Yes we ship clambakes, lobsters, and fried clam kits to anyplace in the continental USA. You can place an order on our webpage. Thank you, Rhonda Woodman
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September 7, 2015|
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Response from woodmansofesessex | Property representative |
The Top Deck area has air conditioning.
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