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The Great Machipongo Clam Shack

6468 Lankford Highway, Route 13, Nassawadox, VA 23413
+1 757-442-3800
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“hush puppies” (59 reviews)
“clams” (42 reviews)
“seafood” (104 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6468 Lankford Highway, Route 13, Nassawadox, VA 23413
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed great genuine eastern shore seafood. I had the crab cake on English muffin with was two cakes with melted cheese. Not only was the crab delicious but the English muffin was one of the best. My husband had fried oysters which were also nicely...More

Thank Rosemary1810
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had Fantastic Fried Oysters Shrimp and Scallops! We will definitely be returning to this restaurant!!!

Thank maggs6dogs
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the money and the travel. Anytime we go down this way, we make sure to visit and it never disappoints. Even my picky children love it and want to go every single time.

Thank Stahlko
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Why go to Baltimore when crab cakes are better and cheaper here. Great service in a funky crab shack. Make sure and check out table spices, excellent. Will return.

Thank Carmine C
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

We were on our way home from the OBX, and stopped for lunch. The food was fabulous.... as was the staff & other customers!! I’m not much on hush puppies, but man were they good!!! We wish it wasn’t so far away, it would become...More

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 6 November 2017

I don't know how this place could have this excellent rating!! We have lived on the Chesapeake Bay for many years and have harvested and eaten local seafood at home and have eaten in many restaurants and this place was about the worst ever. I...More

1  Thank hidollar
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Absolutely the best seafood around. Great friendly service. Excellent desserts. Wonderful place to stop when traveling thru. A must stop to eat.

Thank Anecia M
Reviewed 29 October 2017

What an amazing place. Saw it advertised by their sign on the way to Assateague Island and decided to stop on the way back. The food was absolutely amazing! Fresh, fresh seafood. Scallops were the size of the bottom of a wine glass. Calamari was...More

Thank janelle h
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Seafood mixture...clams and oysters in particular...were good. Ambience was reflected in the building...

Thank Sidney F
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Looking for something different, we stopped by the Clam Shack on the way back from Williamsburg, VA. The whole family enjoyed their lunch. Great food at a reasonable price. Everything tasted freshly made. The server couldn't have been any nicer. We also liked that we...More

Thank OceanCity21842
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21 November 2017|
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26 March 2017|
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Response from Jean M | Property representative |
Our spring hours are until 8pm during the week and 9pm on weekends. Frozen King Crab is $29.99 per pound. We hope that answers your questions! If you need further info please call us at 757-442-3800. Happy travels and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6468 Lankford Highway, Route 13, Nassawadox, VA 23413
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Nassawadox
  • Phone Number: +1 757-442-3800
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