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Woodmans Seafood Reviews - essex MAWe are frequently contacted for information to be included in articles for newspapers, magazines and various research. Want to know about fried seafood? Fresh seafood? The history of Woodman’s or why we have the best fried clams? We can even host film crews or assist with stories about Essex, Massachusetts!

We always like to help. Just give us a call and if we can be of assistance we will. Office hours are 9 to 5 Monday through Friday. The direct phone number is 978-768-2537.

If you need assistance on the weekend please ask for Steve, Doug, or Eian Woodman at 1-800-649-1773.

We once set up a trip down the Essex River for a nature show on the BBC! We’ve hosted commercials, TV shows and movies, as well as writers and photographers from all over the world. We enjoy helping the Press.

A Fam Trip can easily be arranged.

July 3, 2016 marked the 100th anniversary of the fried clam. View our press release Woodman’s of Essex Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the Fried Clam for more information.

Visit our 100th Anniversary page for more information on our anniversary, and links to our historic timeline and upcoming anniversary events.

Check out our local and national press below, or The Story of the Fried Clam.

If you need “Just the Facts” they can be found at Woodman’s of Essex Facts followed by a list of helpful Story Ideas.

Have fun! We’re proud of our place and our fresh and fried seafood, and seek to live to make it proud.

“I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so his place will be proud of him.”
—Abraham Lincoln

Press Recognition and Stories

Top Mass. caterers gain revenue despite crowded field

Top Mass. caterers gain revenue despite crowded field

“We feel Woodman's of Essex has a product that delivers consistency and an experience, excellent customer service, as well as a speedy booking process — all of which we continue to strive for in our catering division,” said Maureen Woodman, director of catering sales. View Press
Bloomberg Baystate Business Fried Clam Index (BBBFCI)

Bloomberg Baystate Business Fried Clam Index (BBBFCI)

Maureen Woodman is joining the hosts of the Bloomberg Baystate Business radio show to give the "Bloomberg Baystate Business Fried Clam Index" (BBBFCI), a fun indicator of economic activity in Massachusetts as measured by the sale of fried clams at Woodman’s of Essex. Learn more about the show here, and listen to the latest weekly episodes. View Press
10 Best Fried Clam Strips in New England

10 Best Fried Clam Strips in New England

Woodman's of Essex made the New England Today Travel list of 10 best fried clam strips in New England. Whether you like clam bellies or strips (for the record, we serve both), Woodman's is sure to be a favorite, but we're proud to be the first and (we think) the best around. View Press
The Invention of the Fried Clam

The Invention of the Fried Clam

The New England Historical Society took a fresh look at the invention of the fried clam by Lawrence "Chubby" Woodman in 1916, as well as the longstanding bellies vs strips debate. View Press
Maureen Woodman on NorthShore 104.9 Breaking Bread

Maureen Woodman on NorthShore 104.9 Breaking Bread

Maureen Woodman was a featured guest on NorthShore 104.9's "Breaking Bread" show. Maureen talks about Woodman's from 14:20-34:10, and then comes back again at the end of the show from 52:00-1:00:00 to serve the guys lobster rolls and talk about upcoming events at Woodman's. View Press
NorthShore Magazine - Faces & Places: Hidden Treasures of Essex

NorthShore Magazine – Faces & Places: Hidden Treasures of Essex

Woodman's and our own Essex Room's Donny Roy were featured in this May 2019 NorthShore magazine story about Essex, Massachusetts (page 25-31) View Press
Vogue Magazine

Vogue Magazine

Woodman’s of Essex was featured in this Vogue article titled “How to Spend a Fall Weekend on the North Shore of Massachusetts". View Press
New Food Economy

New Food Economy

Woodman's of Essex was featured in a New Food Economy article titled "Inside the push to get invasive soft-shell crab and caviar on our plates". View Press
Boston.com

Boston.com

Woodman's of Essex ranked in Chef Michael Serpa's list of top fried clam joints, in Boston.com's article titled "A Renowned Local Chef Ranked The Area’s Fried Clam Joints". View Press
Tripping

Tripping

Woodman's of Essex was featured on tripping.com in an article titled "The 6 Best Places To Get Seafood In Massachusetts". View Press