Woodman's of Essex

$ $
121 Main St
Essex, MA 01929
(978) 768-6057
11:00am - 10:00pm
11:00am - 10:00pm
11:00am - 10:00pm
11:00am - 10:00pm
11:00am - 10:00pm
11:00am - 10:00pm
11:00am - 10:00pm



  • Voted second best clam shack in New England by Boston.com's readers
  • This is where Fried Clams were invented. If you are going anywhere near the North Shore, go to Woodman's. You owe it to yourself.
  • All food gluten free except onion rings, clam cakes, and sandwich rolls
  • They have gluten free options for most fried food!
  • They have free water, to the right of the drinks counter
  • Drinks in a separate line after you order food. Usually have a few different types of Sam Adams
  • Delicious clams! And try the coleslaw!
  • Amazing seafood and it's gluten free. Just be prepared for a wait.
  • part of "Grown Ups" was filmed here
  • A quintessential part of the woodman's experience is selecting your own lobster (big claws? Big tail?) from the outdoor table.
  • The fried clam plate is huge. Be sure to share it with someone when ordering.
  • Gluten free fried clams, baby!
  • Lobster roll is delicious. French fries and corn, well, not so much.
  • Check out Woodman's as seen on Food Feuds
  • The have gluten free versions of everything fried!
  • Love this place, a Massachusetts treasure!
  • Eat your fried clams upstairs on the top deck and enjoy some great views!
  • Don't be discouraged about the line outsideit goes quickly!
  • Try the Fried Clams - Whole clams with their bellies intact just they way nature and my belly intended and enjoyed!
  • Try the Buttermilk Soaked Vidalia Onion Rings - Crispy on the outside tender and sweet on the inside-perfect onion rings.

Nearby places

143 Argilla Rd
310 Argilla Rd.
156 S Main St (RT114)