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J.T. Farnham's

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Quick Bites, American, Seafood

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Menu

GARDEN SALADS
Dressings: Parmesan Peppercorn, Creamy Greek, Italian, Honey Mustard, Blue Cheese, Rasp. Vinaigrette
8 Oz. Loin 11.9
Garden Salads With Grilled Haddock
10.95
Garden Salads With Grilled Scallops
4.95
Garden Salads
6.95
Garden Salads With Grilled Chicken
9.95
Garden Salads With Grilled Shrimp
DINNER PLATES
Served With 2 Sides: Fries, Rings, Slaw
18.95
Famous Fried Clam
21.95
Fishermans Combo
8.95
Dbl Cheeseburger
15.95
Sea Scallops
10.95
Calamari
13.95
Haddock Or Sole
8.95
Chicken Fingers Or Buffalo Tenders
14.95
Shrimp
12.95
Oysters
11.95
Clam Strips
BOXES
Small(1/2pt) 7.95
Medium(pt) 12.95
Large(qt) 20.95
Clam Strips
Medium(pt) 5.95
Large(qt) 7.95
Onion Rings
Small(1/2pt) 12.95
Medium(pt) 18.95
Large(qt) 32.95
Clam
Small(1/2pt) 5.95
Medium(pt) 8.95
Large(qt) 14.95
Chicken Fingers Or Buffalo Tenders
Small(1/2pt) 10.95
Medium(pt) 16.95
Large(qt) 30.95
Shrimp
8 Pcs 5.95
Mozzarella Stix
3 Pcs 11.95
Homemade Crab Cakes
Small(1/2pt) 9.95
Medium(pt) 14.95
Oyster
Small(1/2pt) 8.95
Medium(pt) 14.95
Large(qt) 22.95
Haddock
Medium(pt) 12.95
Small(1/2pt) 7.95
Calamari
BOATS
Served W/fries Or Rings
10.95
Oyster
8.95
Clam Strip
9.95
Haddock
13.95
Clam
11.5
Shrimp
12.95
Scallop
6.95
Chicken Fingers
8.95
Calamari
HOMEMADE CHOWDERS
12 Oz. Quart 10.95
New England Clam
12 Oz. Bowl 7.95
12 Oz. Quart 17.95
The Best Seafood Chowder
includes clam, haddock, shrimp, scallop & lobster
12 Oz. Bowl 4.5
12 Oz. Quart 10.95
Nana's Haddock
12 Oz. Bowl 4.5
12 Oz. Quart 10.95
Manhattan-spicy Scallop
SEASONING
17.95
Garlic & Parsley, Cajun, Lemon/pepper, Teriyaki, Jerk Salad W/lobster Meat
7.95
Garlic & Parsley, Cajun, Lemon/pepper, Teriyaki, Jerk Salad W/tuna
14.95
Garlic & Parsley, Cajun, Lemon/pepper, Teriyaki, Jerk Salad W/crab Meat
GRILLS
W/ 1 Side, Fries, Rings Or Slaw
7.5
Haddock Sand
fried
15.95
Lobster Roll
5.95
Angus Cheeseburger
3.95
Grilled Cheese
6.95
Sole Sand
fried
5.95
Chicken Breast Sand
3.95
All-beef Hot Dog
8.5
Haddock Sand
grilled loin
5.95
Tuna Roll
5.95
Blt
SIDES
0.75
3 Oz. Melted Butter
1
Aunt Nancy's Cole Slaw
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American, Seafood
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Some people say Woodmans is the place for fried clams but my local family prefers Farnhams. Even mid week the place was packed . The clam plate was a little pricy at $26 but what the heck.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank mgerhardt
Reviewed 6 days ago

The women that took my order scolded the gentleman in front of me, for not hurrying fast enough to pay for his order. Don't expect customer service, make sure your cash is out counted and ready to give it to the cashier, she is very...More

Date of visit: August 2019
1  Thank Lisa D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Farnham's is a Ten. Clams have small bellies and are deliciious, service is very good. You order at the counter and food is brought to you at your table. It is a cash or check (no credit card) place. They do have an ATM on...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank quiltseast
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My dau and her husband . Decided to have a box of fried clams while waiting for the lobsters. The clams were Wonderful and tender and sweet. Surprised on how much they have gone up this year. $30.00 for a pint of Fried clams. The...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Pioneer753180
Reviewed July 4, 2019 via mobile

This IS the place for fried clams. Had those with calamari and some blackened fish tacos. Spectacular. Delicious. Go

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank BellWildFire
Reviewed June 15, 2019 via mobile

I love seafood. Essex has s lot of great places for it but I think Farnhams is my favorite. It’s less crowded than woodmans and the food might be a little better. Only problem is that they are cash/check only.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank charlesbM4991CD
Reviewed May 19, 2019 via mobile

I’ve traveled to Essex for fried seafood for 40 years: typically to Woodman’s. When the line there was obscenly long at 2 pm on a sunny Saturday, we decided to give Farnham’s a try. Happy we did! Comparable food to Woodman’s but superior seafood chowder...More

Date of visit: May 2019
1  Thank Patrick R
Reviewed January 30, 2019 via mobile

Have eaten at Woodman's and Essex clam shack. Farnums, in spite if the parking nightmare, is our favorite. We had an errand in Salem so we drove the few extra miles to Farnums for dinner. It was off season, no parking problems for a change....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank H9654SArobertb
Reviewed January 15, 2019

I eat a lot of fried clams, Summers on Cape Cod, trips to Rhode Island, frequent visits to the Connecticut beaches, and NO ONE Beats Farnham's. Oh yes, I'll be back.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Michael N
Reviewed December 28, 2018

It's usually closed when we go up to Gloucester in November but we got lucky this trip. I must say that we consider ourselves pretty picky when it comes to fried clams. I grew up in New England and have eaten them all my life....More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Mrsrackman
July 4, 2016|
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Response from RockportBirder | Reviewed this property |
Must be a combination of two items, such as scallops and shrimp.
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sblock615
September 22, 2015|
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Response from robertwD7057IG | Reviewed this property |
The price for a "fried clam dinner" (served on a paper plate with fries or onion rings) was $26. Lobster roll was $19. Slaw $1 extra. Price of clams is high right now - I have seen a clam dinner priced as high as $48 (in... More
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jkrileysr
September 7, 2015|
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Response from Al O | Reviewed this property |
Take 128 north to Peabody Take 95 north to route 133 Take 133 east until you get to Farnhams
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