Woodman’s of Essex Facts


Main Street, Essex, Massachusetts, Route 133, on the Causeway


1914 by Chubby and Bessie Woodman as a roadside grocery stand

First Fried Clam Sold

July 3rd, 1916: Fried Clam invented, first sold on July 4th, 1916. Read The Story of the Fried Clam


Present management are 3rd and 4th generation family members

3rd Generation

Stephen Woodman, Co-CEO
Douglas Woodman, Co-CEO

4th Generation

Eian Woodman, GM


Approximately 80 year round employees and up to 200 seasonally, at least 25 employed for over 30 years!