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The Great Machipongo Clam Shack

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6468 Lankford Highway, Route 13, Nassawadox, VA 23413
+1 757-442-3800
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09:00 - 21:00
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North East, Maryland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Later evening, heading for hotel room located off Route 13. Hungry, but not wanting to stop at a restaurant for a full meal, we stopped here and were happy we did. Friendly personnel placed our take-out order quickly. The macho oyster poor boy, served on a hoagie roll with lettuce tomato, house sauce and sweet potato fries hit the spot.... More 

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Thank Betty C
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

From the Bay Bridge Tunnel, following US 13 through the rural Eastern Banks of VA, a eye catching sign alerted us. And then we came to the reused McDonald Resturant. A real find. Partnering with local suppliers and handcrafting it fresh, it delivered a wonderful lunch in a casual setting. She Crab soup the best on my 2 plus week... More 

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Thank Linda K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must-stop for us. Eat-in is best. It's a clam shack ambiance, but the selection is great and take-out just isn't as good without the sounds and smells.

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Thank Chester D
Onancock, Virginia
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good Seafood at reasonable prices catering to locals, travelers and tourists. Quick service, clean, a bit busy but hard to beat for moderate + casual, live music some evenings. Good for family and Friends.

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Lewes, Delaware
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125 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Check out the Great Machipongo Clam Shack if your driving through the Eastern Shore and are looking for a place to eat. In this re-purposed McDonald's, you will find a quirky seafood joint with very good food. The seafood is fresh and tasty. The service is friendly. It doesn't look like much when you drive by, but you won't be... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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219 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

It was great to see a restaurant on the Eastern Shore open during the winter months. Many are closed. This restaurant is located on the main highway and easy to find. It's a large, attractively decorated restaurant, and even has a section that sells frozen seafood and lots of "hemp" products. I would hardly describe the place as a "shack."... More 

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Thank JoyfulWriter
Parksley, Virginia
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I stop here every time I head south to visit family...and every time on the way home so I don't have to cook lol! Fried oyster sandwich is great...but I LOVE the seafood platter!!! The wine selection is good as well as like local ales...fresh or frozen seafood is available....just a great stop if you want great food and service.

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Thank Judie C
Lusby, Maryland
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Seems to a local favorite, nothing fancy but the food was good and the seafood was fresh. Off to the side of the dining area there was a seafood market with some good stuff to buy.

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Thank Cynthia S
Los Angeles, California
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is just a shack along the highway, but don't let that stop you from stopping here for a meal. The seafood is very fresh, deliciously prepared and an extensive selection. The creamy clam chowder soup is divine. Parking is free. No reservations needed. The portions are generous and reasonably priced. Come hungry!

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Thank Annette M
Emerald Isle, North Carolina
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55 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Wow! What a treat! Stopped here for dinner while breaking our trip from New Jersey to North Carolina. Food was terrific and drinks were very reasonable! Service was excellent. The decor was unique and eclectic and there is a shop where seafood, gourmet sauces, gifts, and other items are for sale. So glad we chose this delightful restaurant! Highly recommend!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 21:00
Monday
09:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 21:00
Thursday
09:00 - 21:00
Friday
09:00 - 21:00
Saturday
09:00 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?