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Woodman's of Essex

Woodman's of Essex

Seafood Restaurant$$$$
  • Stars
    Ranked #2 for seafood restaurants in Essex
  • Stars
    This place is famous for their seafood. It's one of the most popular in the city!
  • Tips
    Chase K.
    "The fried clams are great and the Fisherman's Platter is a big hit!"(17 Tips)
    Marc S.
    "Best lobster roll on this planet, and probably any other as well."(10 Tips)
    Peter L.
    "The lobstah roll is amazing..."(3 Tips)
    Dean T.
    "Amazing seafood and it's gluten free."(8 Tips)
Tips and Reviews icon83 Tips and reviews
  • gluten-free food
  • lobstah roll
  • onion rings
  • sandwiches
  • chowder
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  • Eric A.heart icon on user image
    Eric AndersenJuly 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Drinks in a separate line after you order food. Usually have a few different types of Sam Adams
  • Tim M.
    Tim MinahanJuly 24, 2010
    Lobster roll is top notch. Chowder's good too. You can pass on the fries, though.
  • Roberta R.heart icon on user image
    Roberta RuelJune 16, 2017
    Lobster roll and Harpoon!
  • Donna F.
    Donna FreySeptember 3, 2011
    Great food but be sure to bring bug spray if you sit outside!!
  • Eric A.heart icon on user image
    Eric AndersenJuly 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    They have free water, to the right of the drinks counter
  • Heather S.
    Heather SokolJuly 10, 2012
    October to April: Kids eat free every day!
  • Joe Z.heart icon on user image
    Joe ZMay 25, 2023
    Been here 25+ times
    Happy birthday dad! 🥳
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 26, 2014
    Check out Woodman's as seen on Food Feuds Read more
  • Katie R.
    Katie RussellJuly 10, 2011
    Delicious clams! And try the coleslaw!
  • C
    CMay 2, 2010
    Their fries, onion rings, etc are fried in lard and thus not vegetarian. But I doubt many vegetarians are going to Woodman's anyway.
  • Kris E.
    Kris Ellis-LevyNovember 2, 2013
    Try the onion rings.
  • David C.
    David CasterAugust 23, 2010
    The fried clam plate is huge. Be sure to share it with someone when ordering.
  • Jim G.
    Jim GregoireMarch 14, 2010
    grab a beer and friend clams at Woodman's - the official creator of the fried clam
  • Paulheart icon on user image
    PaulJuly 7, 2015
    Fried clams!!!
  • Bijan S.
    Bijan SabetJuly 24, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Lobster roll is delicious. French fries and corn, well, not so much.
  • Gina
    GinaOctober 6, 2015
    This place was recommended by a hotel staff member. It was very disappointing. Clam chowder was watered down. Lobster didn't taste fresh.
  • Y Y.
    Y YJune 17, 2017
    Horrendous clam cakes. Everything else tastes average.
  • Halley R.
    Halley RobinsonSeptember 19, 2011
    Get some steamers and clam chowda! :)
  • Scott H.
    Scott HendersonOctober 24, 2011
    Thicker breading on the fried food
  • Aram C.
    Aram ComjeanJanuary 30, 2010
    Fish sandwich is great, clams are fantastic.
  • soojin c.
    soojin cAugust 19, 2012
    Steamers + fried scallops
  • Heather G.
    Heather GallantApril 16, 2012
    They close at 8 on Sundays.
  • Jeannette C.
    Great food.
  • Micah N.
    Micah NyatsamboMarch 10, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask for the Chinese chicken when they are not busy! Read more
  • B
    BSeptember 17, 2013
    Leave here Fat and greasy!
  • Peter L.
    Peter LosingerJuly 9, 2010
    The lobstah roll is amazing...
  • Suzanne W.
    Suzanne WargoOctober 9, 2010
    Can have gluten free version. Yahoo!
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SinclairApril 24, 2011
    part of "Grown Ups" was filmed here
  • GlutenFreeKnitter
    GlutenFreeKnitterAugust 1, 2010
    Gluten free fried clams, baby!
  • Tom E.
    Tom EganMarch 6, 2010
    Gotta go with the Lobstah roll.
  • Michelle M.
    Michelle MartinApril 17, 2011
    Lobster roll was just "okay"...definitely not worth 20 bucks!
  • Emma B.
    Emma BAugust 28, 2011
  • Matt C.
    Matt CorwinJuly 12, 2011
    Awful place, take it from an Essex kid, not worth it.
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