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Clam Shack

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227 Clinton Ave, Falmouth, MA 02540-3851
+1 508-540-7758
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11:30 - 19:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 19:30
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Maui, Hawaii
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Eaten here 3 summers in a row. It gets a little less eventful each yr-maybe because we discover another place that isn't as hungry for profits. They aren't doing anything way wrong but $40 a head pushes it with so many Pounds around offering great meals for way less. Location is great w/nice walks and shopping close. Service is good... More 

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Thank coconutdave
Falmouth, MA
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Good fried seafood, especially the belly clams. Open seasonally, cash only, no phone orders. Unfortunately sometimes the staff isn't feeling it and close up early... To avoid disappointment be sure to call first to see if they are open and when they will stop taking orders...

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Thank mjp179
Waterbury, Connecticut
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89 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We made a point to visit this place again while on the Cape. Prices are very reasonable and the servings are large. One of out favorites is the fried scallops. We have not been to any other restaurant that prepares them like this. They are not breaded which cuts down on the oil and brings out its flavor. Nice location... More 

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Sale, UK
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238 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Ramshackled old shed of a building, we had a plate of clam and fries and a plate of shrimp and fries which we shared between four of us. I would defy most people to clear a plate, this was ample for four of us. Sat outside in the breeze and enjoyed it thoroughly, no trouble from seagulls, nice to watch... More 

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Thank JDsale
Media, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

On our trip to MA, I was not leaving until I had some authentic clam strips. They did not disappoint! Cool rustic setting on the bay, and yummy clam strips! I will definitely stop back next time we are in that area to try some of their other food.

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Thank Sunflwr164
Wayland, Massachusetts
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76 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

The setting is great. The food less so. My wife had the celebrated clams. Asked for whole bellies. Got a few. Taste was ok not great. I had scallop plate. Good portion only thing missing was flavor. Enjoy the scenery.

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Thank Nonchallant1
Omaha, Nebraska
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168 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Rustic. Prices in line with area places. The clam bellies and scallops were fantastic. Breading on the fried food was light and didnt hide the flavor. Calm bellies or scallop rolls - each a good sized snack for two, or a meal for one.

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Thank PJHoffnet
San Diego, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Truly the best Fried Clams - just note that their servings are large. I couldn't finish one of their clam plates and felt bad because I knew I couldn't get anything like this in San Diego.

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Thank charloub
Wolcott, Connecticut
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

A small place with some tables inside but picnic tables outside and on roof with a beautiful view of the pier. There was always a line but the service was fast. The whole belly clams were the best I've ever had so even though they were a little pricey, they were worth it.

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Thank pertpat
Vero Beach, Florida
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560 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Great spot. Clams delicious. Large portions. Parking available. Limited seating inside. Eating outside on the dock available while watching the boats go in and out of the harbor. Great location for dining outside. Always go here every time I am at the Cape and in Falmouth. Seafood pricey including clams. So what else is new on the Cape during the... More 

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Thank Tony C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 19:30
Monday
11:30 - 19:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 19:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 19:30
Thursday
11:30 - 19:30
Friday
11:30 - 19:30
Saturday
11:30 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 227 Clinton Ave, Falmouth, MA 02540-3851
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Falmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 508-540-7758

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?