These 8 Restaurants Serve the Best Clam Chowder In Boston

Clam chowder is one of our city’s most iconic dishes. It’s an adaptation of the fish chowders common to nearly every place with ocean access. At first, clams were just one of the ingredients in fish soup but, by 1896, when Fannie Farmer’s updated version of the Boston Cooking School Cook Book was published, it included three variations on clam chowder and the dish was firmly established as part of New England cuisine. Head to these 8 Boston restaurants to sample this signature soup for yourself:

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We all have different preferences when it comes to chowder consistency and seasoning. Where’s your favorite spot to warm up with a steaming bowl of clam chowder? Let us know in the comments, then check out these other stellar seafood restaurants!