Seafood Chowder at the Esquire Restaurant

We take seafood seriously in the Canadian Maritimes, and I can say without reservation that the seafood chowder at this roadside diner near Halifax, Nova Scotia, is the best I've had: it's made with butter, cream, potatoes, onions, bay leaf, and tender chunks of fresh-caught lobster, scallops, and haddock. The soup is never thickened with flour, so it's got a clean, pure ocean flavor. —Donna Rogers, Bedford, Nova Scotia

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