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Clam Shack

227 Clinton Ave, Falmouth, MA 02540-3851
+1 508-540-7758
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good30%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“clam bellies” (9 reviews)
“fried clams” (30 reviews)
“cole slaw” (15 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 19:30All hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
227 Clinton Ave, Falmouth, MA 02540-3851
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Reviewed 4 days ago

So The Clam Shack was recommended by the cycle rental place. We were a little nervous looking at it - it looks very run down. Inside are 6 or so booth-sized tables set very low with stools. Outside are a few picnic tables - no...More

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 6 days ago

My sister and I finally made it to The Clam Shack. Lucky we had cash, there was an atm there if you don't carry it. Of all the places we have had fish and chips this was by far THE BEST! The fish was cooked...More

Thank maryb6412017
Reviewed 6 days ago

So I read reviews saying these were the best fried clams on the Cape. I'm sorry. They are very good. They are VERY EXPENSIVE!!!! but, Sir Cricket's out does them because their clams and onion rings are both better! The onion rings here had too...More

Thank alden84
Reviewed 1 week ago

My favorite thing about this place was the location! It was so great to sit outside and watch the boats go in and out so close by! The food is also great and did not take long. Cod was so fresh! I wish they had...More

Thank CrisFM7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fried fish, clams, oysters, scallop, shrimp are superb. Light batter and clean fresh oil. Fries are the best you can get. Cole slaw is vinegar based and delightful. Loved sitting on dock eating the best in Falmouth and drinking white wine (BYO).

Thank Bluehog2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is Cape Cod. It is summer. You Have to have your fried clams and scallops! In Falmouth, The Clam Shack is the place to go. The food is great, the prices are reasonable. It is right on the water and you can eat outside....More

Thank Mike P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In search of world's best Clam roll, I came very close here. Huge clam bellies perfectly fried in FRESH tasting oil. These at at or very near the best I have ever had and this has been a search over several years now in Delaware,...More

Thank jgieske
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic fresh fried seafood; a real gem on the harbor! My wife and I visit each summer when we are in town. This is a great spot for a casual but delicious lunch!

Thank Togatown
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

To add to the persons comment from yesterday... 8/9 people in my group have had very upset stomachs after eating here last night as well. My grandma grew up here and swears by this place but we all got clam bellies except my sister and...More

Thank Natena B
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

I was profoundly disappointed in the Fried Whole Belly Clams ($21.50) @ the Clam Shack, after hearing this place lauded near & far. They were not really crispy outside, & completely mushy & black inside, tasted terrible. I'm not sure if they were completely cooked,...More

1  Thank ChanEvan
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids
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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