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"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
$10 - $30
Gluten Free Options
American, Seafood, Soups
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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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.
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.
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
Rhonda W, Owner at Woodman's of Essex, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2019
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!
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
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
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
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