Have you ever said “I wish there were clams in these clam cakes!” when tearing open one of those fritters at your favorite seafood joint? Well, here at Cove Surf and Turf, NOBODY says that because we load our clam cakes with so many fresh chopped clams that we actually can’t fit any more in. When we opened in 2014, people said our clam cakes were the clammiest they’d ever seen anywhere. We like compliments, so we made them clammier.
Come to Cove Surf and Turf in the South End of New Bedford and sit on the patio, at a picnic table or in a cozy booth indoors to enjoy our crispy, fresh-made clam cakes loaded with so many clams that you’ll think you ordered a fried clam plate. Does it get any better? Yes. If you want to stay in tonight with a pile of our super-filled clam cakes and dip them in some homemade tartar sauce or malt vinegar, then call 774-202-2819 for DELIVERY to South Dartmouth or the south and west end of New Bedford. Yeah, we do that too. You could even order clam cakes online.
Back into clam boil season at Cove Surf and Turf in New Bedford. We’re excited to have Maine softshell clams available for our guests! Popular demand brought them back to the restaurant sooner than the planned Memorial Day weekend launch, and they’ve surely been welcomed. New England clam boils at Cove Surf and Turf are a favorite among patrons from New Bedford, Fairhaven and Dartmouth because, as we’re frequently told, they’re delicious and so clean.
Our steamers are carefully washed in a water bath made from sea salt during the first day of delivery; and we get three to six deliveries of fresh seafood each week. There’s a lot of prep involved to provide quality, clean clam boils. After about ten hours of constant cleaning, the clams are ready for the next step where they’re combined with locally-made linguica, sausage, all-beef hot dog, red potatoes, a fresh ear of sweet corn on the cob and a soft onion. Each order is steamed in clam juice, garlic, beer and different spices to provide an intense flavor and a great broth. Finished with a cup of real butter for dipping, our clam boils and steamers are sure to satisfy the adventurous diner looking to try something new and the seafood connoisseur alike.
What makes them even better than all that? Our restaurant delivers New England clam boils and steamers to South Dartmouth and most of New Bedford!
Order yours here!
How about our newest special: Gluten-Free Seafood Chowder. People have been asking us for some gluten-free options for years; primarily chowder. I bought some brown rice flour some time ago in anticipation to get this rolling and it’s been staring at me on my desk while I worked on website stuff and other admin things. So with this new winter weather (finally) I found some extra time to get experimenting.
I love making up recipes and trying different options for our menu items. I’m sorry to say that probably less than a quarter of the things we try here every actually make it to your table. That’s mostly because we just eat it up so quickly and selfishly hoard the ingredients list in our minds. But on the flip side, every one of our recipes here (hundreds btw) is a result of trial and feedback from you all. Some of them have found their permanent spots and others could use more work…like this chowder I mentioned. It’s made with gluten-free brown rice flour, fresh haddock, calamari, chopped clams, scallops and teenie little shrimp.
It’s received some fantastic reviews from the adventurous eaters here and earned itself a spot on our specials list at least for the rest of January. You can order it online here for takeout or delivery or call 774-202-2819.
-Chef Jesse James
*update: Entered in the 2016 New Bedford Chowder and won first place by a panel of judges in the blind taste testing AND second place by votes from the 2500+ visitors!