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227 Clinton Ave, Falmouth, MA 02540-3851
+1 508-540-7758
11:30 - 19:30
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Northampton, Massachusetts
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I worked 2 seasons at the Clam Shack and had a wonderful time. The owner and employees were great and I always love going back. There is something wonderfully familiar about it. The fried clams are amazing, along with the shrimp and they have the best cole slaw I've ever eaten. I try to always make it a priority to... More 

Thank tbarr0n
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

I've gone to the clam shack since I was a kid. The views are extraordinary. It can get a bit windy but I recommend sitting up on the rooftop deck. The food, however good, is set at tourist trap prices. You can honestly get much better food at Seafood Sam's or the Flying Bridge. I go there now as a... More 

Thank Michelle M
Maui, Hawaii
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 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 

Thank coconutdave
Falmouth, MA
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 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...

Thank mjp179
Waterbury, Connecticut
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95 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 

Thank djfred49
Sale, UK
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261 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
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 

Thank JDsale
Media, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

Thank Sunflwr164
Wayland, Massachusetts
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100 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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.

Thank Nonchallant1
Omaha, Nebraska
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177 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
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.

Thank PJHoffnet
San Diego, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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.

Thank charloub

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 19:30
11:30 - 19:30
11:30 - 19:30
11:30 - 19:30
11:30 - 19:30
11:30 - 19:30
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?