Boston, Part IV: J.T. Farnhams (Essex, MA)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009 7comments No tags Permalink 0

It took us 60 minutes to get there when it should have only taken 30 minutes. We got a bit lost and found ourselves in the forest, on unmarked street, and finally, a fruit stand with a very kind proprietor that pointed us in the right direction.

Soon enough, we made it to J.T. Farnhams in the town of Essex, with lobster on the mind.

I’ve heard this place gets quite crowded during peak dining times, but we were here at an odd hour, and there was just us and two other tables.

The daily specials board

Order at the counter and get your…

…lemonade here…

…ice cold and fresh squeezed.

Here is the lobster, fresh! Glorious! My parents were especially delighted because you can never get lobster like this in Hawai’i. You can get the lobster boiled or fried, but because we were eating a ton of fried food on this trip, we kept it simple and pure, opting for the boiled route.

We ate a trio of lobsters and shared some other dishes including this bowl of clam chowder…

…fried clams…

…which came with fries and onion rings…

…and then a lobster roll (with even more fries)! Fresh seafood is a awesome sight indeed ^_^

Happy Tuesday!

J.T. Farnhams
88 Eastern Ave
Essex, MA 01929
(978) 768-6643

  • K and S
    August 26, 2009

    that lobster roll looks incredible!

  • Justin
    August 26, 2009

    i want one of those cartons of fried clams NOW!

  • Cliff Ageloff
    August 26, 2009

    Nice work! I live down the street from this place and you picked the BEST local spot for your discerning palate! Come back soon – and remember, getting "lost" in Essex means you are really just discovering one of the last, great little towns in Eastern MA.

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  • SicklyBug and Cassaendra
    August 26, 2009

    Hi Kathy~Too bad you didn't get a chance to eat much clam chowder and seafood when you went up to Boston. :P That lobster roll looks AMAZING! Glad all went well.- C

  • Jhonny walker
    August 26, 2009

    Haven't been to this one…but brings back fond memories of this place close to Ipswich which has similarly delicious lobsters and fried clam! nice work!

  • yutjangsah
    August 27, 2009

    excuse me while i drool. damn that lobster roll is to die for.

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