Massachusetts & Beyond- BBQ & Clambake Catering Menus

Woodmans of Essex - Massachusetts Clambake Catering MenusWe’ve listed some of our favorite seafood, BBQ and clambake menu ideas to get you started. But we’re always happy to create custom menus for catered events – contact us today using the form to the right. These catering menus are perfect for catering your corporate or private event.

Many of our catering menu items are gluten free, or can be made gluten free. Please tell us about your dietary restrictions, and we’ll be happy to accommodate you.

Woodmans All American Clambake Menu - Lobster

All American Clambake

  • New England Clam Chowder – Award Winning! GF
  • Steamed Clams – with drawn butter & clam broth and
  • Steamed Mussels – in garlic & wine
  • 1¼ lb. Hot Boiled Lobster – larger lobsters available
  • One-Quarter Rack Baby Back Ribs – slow cooked! GF
  • Sweet Corn on the Cob
  • Corn Bread
  • Homemade Cole Slaw GF
  • Seasonal Homemade Dessert
  • Bottled Water

Add “Chubby’s” Original Fried Clams as an appetizer

Gramp’s Ultimate Clambake

  • New England Clam Chowder – Award Winning! GF
  • Steamed Clams – with drawn butter & clam broth and
  • Steamed Mussels – in garlic & wine
  • 1¼ lb. Hot Boiled Lobster – larger lobsters available
  • One-Quarter Rotisserie Chicken
  • Sweet Corn on the Cob
  • Homemade Cole Slaw GF
  • Seasonal Homemade Dessert
  • Bottled Water

Add “Chubby’s” Original Fried Clams as an appetizer

New England Wedding Clambake

Stationed Hors d’oeuvres

  • Classic Vegetable Crudités – with homemade dips

Passed Hors d’oeuvres

  • Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail
  • Lemongrass Thai Chicken GF
  • Grafton Cheddar Cheese Puffs

Main Course Buffet

  • New England Clam Chowder – Award Winning! GF
  • Classic Caesar Salad

Choice of Entrée

  • 1¼ lb. Hot Boiled Lobster – with drawn butter or Rib Eye Steak grass fed
  • Roasted Red Bliss Potatoes
  • Grilled Vegetables
  • Corn Bread
  • Seasonal Homemade Dessert
  • Freshly Brewed Coffee

Land & Sea

  • New England Clam Chowder – Award Winning! GF
  • Classic Caesar Salad
  • 1¼ lb. Hot Boiled Lobster – with drawn butter & lemon
  • Marinated Steak Tips GF
  • Roasted Red Bliss Potatoes
  • Sweet Corn on the Cob
  • Freshly Baked Rolls
  • Seasonal Homemade Dessert
  • Bottled Water

Woodmans Lobsterbake Catering Menu

Essex Lobster Bake

  • New England Clam Chowder – Award Winning! GF
  • 1¼ lb. Hot Boiled Lobster – with drawn butter & lemon
  • Hamburger – with lettuce, tomato, onion, & cheese
  • Old-Fashioned Hot Dog
  • Sweet Corn on the Cob
  • Homemade Cole Slaw GF
  • Homemade Potato Chips
  • Seasonal Homemade Dessert
  • Bottled Water

Perfect Picnic

  • “Chubby’s” Original Fried Clams – with our own tartar sauce GF
  • Choice of Entree – numbers needed in advance
    • Woodman’s Signature Lobster Roll – family recipe
    • Chicken Salad Roll -with apple on a brioche roll
  • Sweet Corn on the Cob
  • Tomato, Cucumber & Feta Salad GF
  • Homemade Potato Chips
  • Pickles
  • Seasonal Homemade Dessert
  • Bottled Water

Dexter's Delicious Barbecue Menu - Baby Back Ribs

Dexter’s Delicious Barbecue Menu

  • Homemade Chili GF
  • Cornbread
  • One-Quarter Rack Baby Back Ribs – slow cooked GF
  • Marinated Steak Tips GF
  • Grilled Chicken – breasts & thighs GF
  • Homemade Cole Slaw GF
  • Sweet Corn on the Cob 
  • Seasonal Homemade Dessert
  • Bottled Water

Optional Add-On: Hamburger & Hot Dog with rolls & condiments (sold in increments of 12)

Bessie’s Best Barbecue Menu

For Starters (Choose 1)

  • New England Clam Chowder – Award Winning! GF
  • Tortilla Chips – with salsa & guacamole
  • Sliced Italian Sausage – with peppers & onions
  • Sweet ‘n Sour Kielbasa GF
  • Spicy BBQ Shrimp – with crusty bread

From the Grill (Choose 2)

  • Italian Sausage – with peppers, onions & roll
  • One-Quarter Rack Baby Back Ribs – slow cooked! GF
  • Marinated Steak Tips GF
  • Hamburger & Hot Dog
  • Grilled Chicken – breasts & thighs
  • One-Quarter Rotisserie Chicken
  • Poached Salmon Filet GF
  • Seafood Kabob – shrimp & scallops

Side Dishes (Choose 3)

  • Homemade Cole Slaw GF
  • Red Bliss Potato Salad GF
  • Caesar Salad 
  • Homemade Pasta Salad
  • New England Baked Beans GF
  • Roasted Red Bliss Potatoes
  • Grilled Vegetables
  • Sweet Corn on the Cob
  • Corn Bread
  • Freshly Baked Rolls

Includes

  • Seasonal Homemade Dessert
  • Bottled Water

Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Homemade Seasonal Soup
  • Grilled Tofu Skewers – with chunks of tofu, pineapple and vegetables skewered and grilled with a pineapple teriyaki sauce
  • Sweet Corn on the Cob
  • Homemade Cole Slaw
  • Seasonal Homemade Dessert
  • Bottled Water

Inquire about other options

Childrens Menu

For children under 10 years of age. May be ordered in addition to your main menu.

  • Steamed Old Fashioned Hot Dog
  • Sweet Corn on the Cob
  • Pickles & Chips
  • Seasonal Homemade Dessert
  • Bottled Water

Inquire about other options

Service Upgrades

  • Tents, Tables & Chairs
  • Linens
  • China Dishes
  • Flatware & Glassware
  • Cake Plates & Forks
  • Plastic Cups
  • Plastic Tablecloths
  • Event Coordinator
  • Wait Staff & Additional Crew
  • Bartending Service

Starters

  • New England Clam Chowder – Award Winning! GF
  • Crab & Corn Chowder GF
  • Poblano, Shrimp & Corn Chowder GF
  • Homemade Gazpacho
  • Down East Raw Bar – local littlenecks, oysters on the half shell & jumbo shrimp cocktail
  • Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail
  • Spicy BBQ Shrimp
  • Baked Stuffed Clams*
  • Scallops Wrapped in Candied Bacon GF
  • Pan Seared Mini Crab Cakes* – with remoulade
  • Shrimp & Corn Hush Puppies* – with a spicy remoulade
  • Stuffed Mushrooms* – with seafood or without
  • Lobster Tartlet – with sweet shallots, artichoke and tarragon
  • Smoked Salmon – on rice crackers with capers and creme fraiche
  • Antipasto Display or Skewers GF
  • Sweet & Sour Kielbasa GF
  • Grilled Flank Steak Sate* GF
  • Grilled Long Bone Lamb Chop* – with fresh mint salsa
  • Japanese Beef Scallion Rolls
  • Lemongrass Thai Chicken Sate* GF
  • Chicken Pesto Crostini – with roasted red peppers
  • Chicken Pesto on Cucumber Rounds
  • Loaded Potatoes* – stuffed with Grafton cheese, chives and horseradish wrapped with prosciutto
  • Variety of Hard Cheeses – with crackers
  • Vegetable Crudités – with homemade dips
  • Homemade Potato Chip Bar – with homemade dips
  • Tortilla Chips – with tomato salsa & guacamole
  • Fresh Fruit Display
  • Summer Bruschetta
  • Marinated Vegetable Crostini* – with balsamic glaze GF
  • Artichoke Parmesan Cheese Puffs
  • Grafton Cheddar Cheese Puffs*

* May require kitchen access or additional equipment fees

Our Essex Room Homemade Desserts

  • Mixed Berry Shortcake – with whipped cream
  • Citrus Zabaglione – with fresh berries and French macaroon GF
  • Apple Bar – with salted caramel
  • Assorted Cookies
  • Brownies
  • Assorted Bars
  • Watermelon
  • Ice Cream Sundae Bar
  • Assorted Whoopie Pies
  • Seasonal Bars

Beverages

  • Coffee & Tea
  • Chilled Assorted Soda
  • Chilled Assorted Seltzers
  • Chilled Bottled Water
  • Homemade Lemonade
  • Fresh Brewed Iced Tea
  • Sports Drinks
  • Crushed or Cubed Ice

May We Suggest Adding…

  • “Chubby’s” Original Fried Clams – with our own tartar sauce GF
  • Woodman’s Famous Onion Rings
  • Nana Bessie’s Mini Clamcakes
  • French Fries
  • Homemade Potato Chips
  • Larger or Additional Lobsters
  • Woodman’s Famous Lobster Roll – family recipe
  • Steamed Clams – with drawn butter & clam broth
  • Steamed Mussels – with garlic & wine
  • Poached Salmon Filet – with candied lemon vinaigrette GF
  • Seafood Kabob – shrimp & scallops
  • Marinated Steak Tips GF
  • Rib Eye Steak – grass fed
  • Baby Back Ribs – slow cooked
  • Rotisserie Chicken
  • Grilled Chicken – breasts & thighs GF
  • Grilled Linguica – with spicy mustard
  • Italian Sausage – with roll, peppers & onions
  • Grilled Hamburger*
  • Old-Fashioned Hot Dog
  • Grilled Chicken Sandwich*
  • Veggie Burger*
  • Roasted Red Bliss Potatoes
  • Grilled Vegetables
  • Grilled Asparagus
  • Homemade Cole Slaw GF
  • Red Bliss Potato Salad GF
  • Sweet Potato Salad GF
  • Homemade Pasta Salad
  • Quinoa Salad GF
  • Cold Ramen Noodle Salad
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • New England Baked Beans GF
  • Seasonal Salads – with homemade dressings
  • Classic Caesar Salad
  • Tomato, Cucumber & Feta Salad GF
  • Grilled Corn & Tomato Salad GF
  • Tomato & Mozzarella Salad
  • Tomato, Mozzarella, Cucumber & Basil Salad
  • Freshly Baked Rolls
  • Corn Bread

*Served with lettuce, tomato, pickles & onion