We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“We were glad we decided to try this restaurant while spending the night in the area.”

The Great Machipongo Clam Shack
Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Nassawadox
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Reviewed 25 August 2017

My wife and I went there recently while staying overnight in the area. We both enjoyed our meal and it appeared that they were very popular with local residents as well as travelers. Our waitress was friendly and helpful with our ordering . I had steamed clams followed by a fried oyster dinner and both were very good. My wife had a combination serving of fried clam strips, shrimp and scallops and her meal was very good. Although I am not a fan of hushpuppies although I live in the south now my wife likes them and said they were very good. Since this was our first time there and we were just passing through I am not much help on other questions.

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Fred B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (436)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

84 - 88 of 436 reviews

Reviewed 24 August 2017

Highly recommend the place! One of the best seafood places ever visited! The oysters are the most delicious, the She Clam Chowder is the best

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank ksu-ny
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

The food was really good and fresh. We had a variety of appetizers and main courses and all were great. The kids meals were small compared to price - one chicken tender only. The only complaint was the service was very, very slow. It took over an hour to get our appetizers. It was a busy Saturday night, but still...

1  Thank DamianR418
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
A TripAdvisor Member
14
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

This place was absolutely amazing. The atmosphere was very cool and the food was perfect. I recommend the homemade crab cakes. Everything was so good and be sure to check out the little market that they have there. 10/10 would recommend and go back in a heartbeat!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Finding The Great Machipongo Clam Shack while visiting family was and continues to be a highlight of our vacation. The food is outstanding southern seafood cuisine, the staff is incredibly personable, and the atmosphere is just as great. Walk into the bathrooms or simply look around and you'll see Post-it notes everywhere, written by people from across the country and even world, all raving about just how special this restaurant is. Whether choosing a sampler platter or a simple bowl of soup, you will not be disappointed by anything at this establishment. 10/10 would recommend. The next time we head south, we will be making a stop at The Great Machipongo!!

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
1  Thank cookamandab
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed The Great Machipongo Clam Shack also viewed

 

Been to The Great Machipongo Clam Shack? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing