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Captain Jack's Roadside Shack


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Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner

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Include fries and coleslaw
Fried Whole Belly Clams
Fried Scallops
Fish and Chips
Fried Whole Belly Clam Roll
Cup $3.25
Bowl $6.00
Clam Chowder
Fried Fish Sandwich
Grilled Chicken Sandwich
BBQ Grilled Chicken Sandwich
Topped with onion rings
Homemade Chicken Nuggets
With fries
All natural beef
Hot Dog
Hand Cut Fries
Homemade Thin Onion Rings
Garden Salad
Water Bottles
Coffee From Esselon Cafe
Lunch, Dinner
American, Seafood
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating
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Reviewed 25 August 2018

What a fun place. And really good, too. Driving past, you would be forgiven for just casting a glance and driving on- but that would be a mistake. There are lobster rolls and burgers, scallops, clams and hot dogs, fries and fried onions, all good,...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank MunichEricJ
Reviewed 5 August 2018

The lobster roll was heaping with fresh lobster enough to split with my wife - NO Longer. It is no longer worth $20. The hot dog roll came with a ball of lobster meat the size of a scoop of ice cream filling only half...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank williamtN8936LB
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

My sister lives in the area and kept bragging about Captain Jack’s, while we were in town for a few days we decided to try it out. We arrived at 2pm, missing the huge lunch crowds, ordered our lobster rolls and only waited about 7...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank RachaelC485
Reviewed 25 July 2018

My lobster roll was so packed that I couldn't even see the bun that it came on. I needed a fork to eat the lobster roll. ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!!!!!!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank dennisrollercoaster
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

I had driven past this location from Easthampton to Northampton and noticed the long lines, I kept it in the back of my mine for a must visit. Some few weeks later my son sent a picture of his visit with his family. This past...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank wbrb33
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

While back in NE I have been doing a personal lobster roll search. Found a couple of good candidates in CT. However this roll was packed with sweet meat and not excessive mayo. Whole belly clams were great not too heavily battered. Went late in...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank mkoi56
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Thought we would stop and try Jacks. Ordered hot dogs and fries. It took over 35 minutes for our order to arrive. Hot dogs were burned and fries if you could call them fries were a bunch of small over cooked pieces. Will skip and...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank 67worldtr
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

It was Memorial Day weekend, hot and humid. Upon arrival the place was packed. A little craft show in the back. The food looked good. We ordered. Then waited. And waited. And waited some more. About 63 minutes to be exact. Unacceptable! Period! The lobster...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Kenkkk123
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Excellent This is a more or less take out. They do have picnic tables you can sit at but no inside dining. FOOD is Excellent and large portions. My wife and I usually get the fish and chips with a all scallop. And we share...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Richard C
Reviewed 29 April 2018

In April we were experiencing Summer seafood fever. We decided to try Captain Jack's and we were blown away. I am a whole belly clam snob and their clams were by far the best that I have had in a long while. The staff was...More

Date of visit: April 2018
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