Category Family Restaurant

North Shore Holiday Toy Drive 0

The Holidays are here again, and with this time come the memories and anticipation of many heartfelt traditions.  As a family business we pride ourselves on the importance of such events like family meals, warm and cozy fires, good friends and gift giving.  Yet not everyone is fortunate enough to look forward to these seemingly […]

Who Has the Best Fried Clams in the World? Essex does! 1

Where is the best place to get fried clams?  Essex of course, that is according to Michael Symon and the Food Network. Recently Michael Symon and his foodie entourage came to Essex to film an episode of his new show at Woodman’s and Farnham’s.   The two restaurants will be featured in an episode of his […]

A New England Clambake and Scholarship Benefit at Bass Rocks 0

                                                                                                          A huge thank-you to all who helped make our 22nd annual Deck’s Day for Dubbers so successful. It was a great day all around, the sun was shining, we had 102 golfers and we finally had some new winners! Congratulations go out to Justin Roy, Andy & Rick Southgate and Nick Carleton who finished […]

Yog n’Flave Arrives to Woodman’s of Essex 0

Woodman’s Ice Cream is now serving Yog n’ Flave Frozen Yogurt in Essex!  Yog N’ Flave Frozen Yogurt is all natural, NON FAT and only 220 calories per serving! Rich, creamy and full of flavor, you will love its delicious taste.  Fruit and candies can be added in for the “non-calorie counting set”.  We have experimented with […]

Our Story 0

Woodman’s of Essex – A Yankee Tradition since 1914 . . . IT ALL BEGAN BACK IN 1914 when “Chubby” and Bessie Woodman opened their roadside clam shack on the causeway in Essex, MA.  At that time, the TV hadn’t been invented, the average yearly salary was $750, and a gallon of milk cost 32 […]

Our Awards 0

“An American Cult Classic—right up there with baseball and apple pie.” — Zagat Restaurant Guide Awards “Best Seafood in America”—Forbes FYI Magazine “Best Local Food in MA” —Yankee Magazine “Best Steamers 2006” —Boston Magazine’s N.E. Travel & Life “Local Secrets-Big Finds” —Travelocity “World’s Best Fantastic Fast Food” —Travel Channel “Best Fried Clams, Clam Chowder, Onion […]

Woodman’s in the Rough – A Family Tradition 0

We thought it would a good idea to post chapters from the book written about our family’s restaurant to let you know how our past become our present and future.  Here is a excerpt about how Gramp (Chubby) started serving clambakes. Gramp was always coming up with ways of changing or improving the business.  The […]