Essex Clambake


Nothing says New England quite like the sweet smell of fresh lobsters, locally dug Essex clams and mussels steaming to perfection and of course our award winning Clam Chowdah.

We work with you to plan your clambake, picnic, or BBQ in your backyard, at the beach, your favorite location, or at one of our many event sites we have come to love over the years. A casual clambake which is perfect for family gatherings, reunions, corporate events, or special celebrations. You tell us what you want we will do everything in our power to accommodate you. By working closely together in the planning, our "we will take care of everything" approach will give you the opportunity to relax, sit back enjoy a drink and have your guests in awe of your fabulous party.

In order to serve you, we are accessible to you seven days a week "round-the-clock" to answer your calls. Whatever your occasion, we look forward to making it the success that you want it to be. Much of the success we have experienced during previous events can be directly attirbuted to the close working relationship that developed between our clients and our staff. Many creative ideas that we have incorporated into our presentations have evolved directly from suggestions and requests from our customers. If you don't see exactly what you are seeking in a menu or venue, let us know being flexible is a key ingredient to our success. Our goal is to exceed your expectations throughout the entire process.

From the sweet Essex steamed clams, the award winning-extra creamy clam chowda, the freshly harvested lobsters, the juicy butter and sugar corn, and the array of innovative sides containing fresh fruits and vegetables from farms around the corner, we bring you authentic New England flavors and stellar quality New England fare. Clambakes are not just for summer time, we do them anytime!

Essex Clambake caters many types of events all year long!

  • Clambakes
  • Weddings
  • Rehearsal Dinners
  • Afterparties
  • Family Reunions
  • Class Reunions
  • Country Club Events
  • Birthday Parties
  • Corporate Luncheons/Events
  • Graduations
  • Anniversary Parties
  • Dinner Parties
  • Religious Celebrations
  • Bar/Bat Mitzvahs
  • Funeral Receptions
  • Fundraising Galas
Clambake Catering Menus Catering Request Form



Explore our listings of venues to host your clambake or special event...Our clambake team travels, gear and all, to your own backyard or corporate site. Don’t have a site for your event? We’ll also travel to venues all around the state. Here are some suggested locations for your event or let us know where you are thinking of having your event and we can help you decide.

Explore the Venues