The Legend Lives On

Lawrence Dexter Woodman-Son, Brother, Cousin, Husband, Father, Uncle, grand-father, great-grandfather, “Deck,” “Grampy” and so much more passed away on December 17th 1987.  He was a man of small words and big actions.  Grampy’s generosity is somewhat of a legacy today in the Woodman Family history books . Grampy’s parents were best described as, “Always wanting […]

North Shore Holiday Toy Drive

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 […]

Family Recipes Go Public

Hey all you foodies out there, ever been to Woodman’s of Essex?  Well if fried seafood is not for you, stay tuned.  As a way to celebrate our 100th anniversary we are digging through our drawers and closets in search of our most treasured family recipes.  Every month we are getting together to share these […]

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

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 […]

Nothin’ says we luv ya like LOBSTER!

Dad’s & Grads… Check out our Lobster & Clambake Shipping Packages a great way to celebrate Father’s Day and treat a Special Graduate to fresh seafood shipped right to their door. Order before June 30th and receive a FREE Woodman’s Baseball Cap with your purchase of a lobster or clambake shipping package. Just mention Dads […]

A New England Clambake and Scholarship Benefit at Bass Rocks

                                                                                                          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

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 […]

A New England Clambake: From the Essex River to YOUR Backyard

Woodman’s of Essex is not only a seafood restaurant; we are also a catering company!  You may come to Woodman’s for dining in Essex; however Essex dining can come to YOU.  Check out our diverse and mouthwatering catering menus.  We specialize in fresh lobster, locally harvested steamed clams and our award winning clam chowder. We […]

Our Story

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 […]

Clambakes – we come to you and cook

We’ve been planning your event for over 100 years— all we need now is for you to choose the date! That’s right—our solid reputation of excellence spans over 100+ years and five generations. So when you choose Woodman’s to cater your event you receive more than great food and service—you get the peace of mind […]