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Try The Hamptons and North Fork’s Best Clam Chowder

Favored by any connoisseur of seafood and hot soup, clam chowder is the staple of decadence intertwined with a classic meal on the East End—just add oyster crackers.

Whether you are craving rustic chowder or a fancy, modern take on this classic dish, Dan’s Best of the Best has you covered with top chowder selections on the East End.

Craving the old-fashioned chowder that can only reach the flavors it does because of a homemade recipe? North Fork platinum winner Cliff’s Elbow Room (1549 Main Road, Jamesport, 631-732-3292, elbowroomli.com) has exactly what you need with their creamy and delicious Homemade Red Long Island Clam Chowder.

 Whether you are in the mood for New England– or Manhattan-style clam chowder, Dan’s North Fork gold winner Jerry and the Mermaid (469 East Main Street, Riverhead, 631-727-8489, jerryandthemermaid.com) can provide both of those soups, even with bacon added in.

For a fancy take on the classic chowder dish, silver Noah’s (136 Front Street, Greenport, 631-477-6720, chefnoahs.com) serves up their delicious version of New England clam chowder with the entire clamshell submerged in the soup, packed with garlic, chives and herbs.

Another special clam chowder can be found at bronze honoree Tweed’s (17 East Main Street, Riverhead, 631-208-3151, tweedsrestaurantriverhead.com) where they present a creamy and fresh New England clam chowder, along with a clear broth that they named Long Island Clam Chowder.

Looking for hearty chowder? South Fork platinum winner Westlake Fish House (352 Westlake Drive, Montauk, 631-668-3474, westlakefishhouse.com) has exactly that, and it is delicious. Called MTK Clam Chowder, it is served New England style with local clams and cream.

 Offering good vibes and live music, gold Shuckers Lobster & Clam Bar (58 Foster Avenue, Hampton Bays, 631-723-3100, shuckerslobsterbar.com) serves up local and fresh clam chowder with a smile and a warming atmosphere on the docks of their restaurant.

South Fork silver Canal Café (44 Newton Road, Hampton Bays, 631-723-2155, thecanalcafe.com) offers delicious New England style chowder with a view. Located right off the marina, this café has more than just local clam chowder that will make any foodie fall for this place.

 Chunk Clam Chowder is what you will be served at bronze winner Tully’s Seafood Market (78 Foster Avenue, Hampton Bays, 631-728-9043) and the finished product is a perfect combination that every chowder strives to have: fresh clam chunks and good flavor, but not too creamy to overwhelm everything else going on in the soup.

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