Rocky Point Clam Chowder

Recipe by quotFoodThe Way To

This is a tradition in Rhode Island! When I was growing up there was an amusement park on the shore called "Rocky Point". It had a huge Shore Dinner Hall that served a meal of lobster, chowder, clamcakes, sweet corn and watermelon. This is the original recipe for the red chowder. It makes 20-8 ounce servings so you may want to cut the recipe in half. Serve with my clam cake recipe. Close your eyes, take a bite and you are in Rhode Island!

Top Review by Lizstang

We made this chowder over Memorial Day weekend, what a hit it was!! Everyone remarked on how much it did taste just like Rocky Point's Chowder. We are definitely saving this recipe!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large stockpot, heat the salt pork until fat melts.
  2. Add chopped onions; Cook over gentle heat until very soft.
  3. Add clam juice, potatoes, seasonings, tomato puree, and alittle water; simmer until the potatoes are soft.
  4. Add quahogs/clams.
  5. Heat and taste for seasoning.
  6. TIP: It is best to use old, not new, potatoes because they thicken the chowder with their starch.
  7. This is not a thick chowder, but can be thickened by crushing Pilot crackers and adding to the chowder near the end of cooking.

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