Mary’s Fish Camp – Manhattan

I am a fried clam with the bellies nutcase. Growing up in Boston, I took this treat for granted as I could get them whenever I wanted. Worst case scenario was clam strips at Howard Johnson’s, a 5 cent MTA ride away. Living on the West Coast, fried clams with the bellies is just not a possibility unless I make them myself.

So every trip back East must include a restaurant serving fried clams. On our last trip to New York, we, of course, went to Mary’s Fish Camp. They open at noon and we were there at 11:55, ready and waiting.


A Dozen Malpeque Oysters with Blush Mignonette – good, but at Neptune Oyster in Boston you get a choice of at least 9 different types of oysters from both the East and West Coast


Fish Camp Oyster Po Boy – John liked this but thought Casamento’s in New Orleans was much better.



Fried Clam Roll with Celery Root Remoulade – good, but I actually prefer the fried clams at Neptune Oyster in Boston 


1/2 order of Neptune’s clams – we always order the clams as a split so the second split is as hot as the first split.

1 Response to “Mary’s Fish Camp – Manhattan”

  1. 1 Loving Annie January 19, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    You know how much I love chilled oysters on the half shell, Lizzie ! Kumamoto and Beau Soleil are my absolute favorites though, and an excellent mignonette or lemon juice to go with it !

    Fish lovers will adore your pcitures !

    Hope that you are having a good Monday 🙂

    Loving Annie

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