Reader: No chowder? Clam up about the best seafood restaurants!

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Jax Fish House in LoDo is Denver's Best Seafood Restaurant.
Denver may be landlocked, but our ship occasionally comes in -- loaded with fresh fish. Yesterday we served up Denver's five best seafood restaurants.

Says UncleDave8:

I can totally back this list. Refreshing change from most Denver diners' choices like The Fresh Fish Company, Pappadeaux, Oceanaire and Ocean Prime.

Still, there were quibbles:

Says Mike:

New England Style Seafood is much needed. I really really miss Fried Clams Strips and great Clam Chowder. Please make it happen someone!

And then there's this from Newschaser:

Fried clam "strips" are not real New England seafood ... you'd want full belly clams and steamers with necks ... strips are garbage deep-water shellfish cut up and breaded commercially, not real clams plucked out of the sand. Think Essex clams. And a can of Moxie.

Have any suggestions for clams -- fried, Essex or otherwise? Post them, and any other favorite seafood spots, below, or joint the discussion of best seafood restaurants already under way here.

Location Info

Jax Fish House

1539 17th St., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

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I'm with Newschaser - clam strips ain't seafood any more than fishsticks are.  If there's no belly, it's just a rubbery little fried bit and not worth eating.  

Mmmm, Moxie.


"joint the discussion"

Like William Breathes?


Moxie.Now, that is a New England tonic.


You both simply have had bad clam strips. Sorry to hear that, hope you found good ones someday.

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