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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

Plate Magazine

Plate Magazine

Woodman's featured in the May/June 2016 issue of Plate magazine, in an article titled "Seafood Shacks Shell Out Classics". View Press
Wicked Pissed

Wicked Pissed

Woodman's featured in the "Food Fights" section of Wicked Pissed: New England's Most Famous Feuds by Chronicle reporter Ted Reinstein. View Press
AAA's Northern New England Journey

AAA’s Northern New England Journey

Deep-Fried Delights - Thank Woodman's of Essex for discovering the magic of fried clams - January/February Issue View Press
Yankee Magazine

Yankee Magazine

Woodman's listed as one of “80 Gifts New England Gave to America” View Press


Massachusetts Best Lobster Rolls View Press
Forbes FYI Magazine

Forbes FYI Magazine

“Best Seafood in America” View Press

“10 Best Fried Clams in New England” View Press

“10 Best Clam Shacks in New England” View Press
Northshore Magazine Food Issue - November 2014

Northshore Magazine Food Issue – November 2014

Woodman's cited for being a leader in gluten-free food! View Press