Soothe the Soul with the East End’s Best of the Best Clam Chowder

New England, Manhattan and Long Island clam chowder. Whatever style you prefer, have the best.
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When the weather gets this chilly, few dishes are as soothing as a big bowl of clam chowder. Whether you prefer your chowder white and creamy or red and brothy, Hamptons and North Fork restaurants have you covered. Last year, Dan’s Papers readers placed their votes and crowned these restaurants to be the best clam chowder purveyors on the East End. Try the chowders for yourself and, if you agree with their top-tier status, consider voting for them in the 2020 Best of the Best contest!

Best Clam Chowder in the Hamptons
Platinum – The Bell & Anchor; 3253 Noyac Road, Sag Harbor;
Gold – Springs Tavern; 15 Fort Pond Boulevard, East Hampton;
Silver – 78 Foster Restaurant & Bar; 78 Foster Avenue, Hampton Bays;
Bronze – Canal Café; 44 Newtown Road, Hampton Bays;

Best Clam Chowder on the North Fork
Platinum – A Lure Chowder House & Oysteria; 62300 Main Road, Southold;
Gold – Hallock’s Cider Mill; 1960 Main Road, Laurel;
Silver – Noah’s; 136 Front Street, Greenport;
Bronze – Little Creek Oyster Farm & Market; 37 Front Street, Greenport;

Check out all of our 2019 Dan’s Best of the Best winners, and visit to vote in the 2020 contest! Voting is open until midnight on December 31, and you can vote in every category in the South Fork and North Fork divisions—including Arts & Entertainment, Food & Drink, Home & Personal Services, Restaurants & Nightlife, Wellness & Beauty, Pet & Animal Services, Professional Services, Recreation Travel & Tourism, Shopping, and Wine & Wineries—every single day!

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