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“Great Food But Some Disappointments”
Review of The Clam House

The Clam House
Ranked #1 of 76 Restaurants in Palmetto
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed September 14, 2018

I emailed the restaurant to make reservations for a party of six at 6:45 PM. Upon arrival at your restaurant, we were was told by the hostess that no such reservation was received. We indicated the reservation was made via the restaurant's website email and was advised that the hostess did not have access to the email account. We asked who did and was advised that only the owner had access to this account. Even though the hostess believed that I had indeed made the reservation, we were refused the courtesy of adding our party to the reservation list. We were then treated as a walk-in. There is no notice on your website that reservations must be made by phone and that email reservation were not accepted. This was a real disappointment.

My wife ordered a grilled fish platter dry. When served she requested some melted butter for the fish. Upon receiving our bill we found that you charged $0.50 for the melted butter. We never heard of such a thing and everyone at the table was shocked by such a petty charge. It wasn't the money but the principle.

Our meals were delicious but it appears that that some aspects of the restaurant failed to meet up to our expectations.

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Thank Paul M
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

The establishment had a local feel to it with folks just getting off work meetups and families coming in but still maintained a "dining experience" feel. Most meals around the $15.00 and higher mark but worth the fresh from the gulf taste. I will be back with friends and fam.

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Thank ketnerks
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Best redfish,my favorite meomi p.n.,our server Christine was the absolute best.. great food, and service, what more could you ask for?!

Thank Renae N
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Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

We thought the sashimi platter was overpriced, the whole fried fish was great. Worst part is the tiny clams, the place is named after clams, but, they were tiny little things not worth the money, not even close.

Thank Bart C
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TheClamHouse, Owner at The Clam House, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2018

Hi sorry to hear about your disappointment. Unfortunately, right now we have the dreaded red tide in our area. Due to this we have to reach out to our other sources of farmers for our clams. We are just thankful to be able to get clams right now and the sizes may vary. This is out of our control for the time being but hope to be back to normal clam size shortly. Thanks for hanging in there with us... ; )

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Reviewed August 12, 2018

Was there for dinner of a Friday. Gets crowded and parking is little bit of an issue.but food and service very good. I had the clam chowder which was excellent. as was fresh sushi. We had the "Thai style" fish - land ?. Excellent as was the tomato salad side. Fish had a little oil taste from frying. These are whole fish so you need to know how to eat the scored top, then carefully remove the bone in one piece and .you have a large chunk of delicious meat. Not your usual fish place.

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Thank BobDallas
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