IT ALL BEGAN BACK IN 1914 when “Chubby” and Bessie Woodman opened their roadside clam shack on the causeway in Essex, MA. At that time, the TV hadn’t been invented, the average yearly salary was $750, and a gallon of milk cost 32 cents. WWI was just beginning, Babe Ruth was a rookie for the Red Sox, the fried clam hadn’t been invented, and it took all day and a beach to cook a New England clambake. Since 1914 the Woodman family has served up hearty portions of seafood and memories to generations of loyal fans. Visit Woodman's of Essex to dig into a New England feast of our famous fried clams, clam chowder and fresh lobsters. We're open year-round!