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Clam Shack

) #56 of 117 Restaurants in Falmouth €€ - €€€ American, Seafood
227 Clinton Ave, Falmouth, MA 02540-3851
+1 508-540-7758
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good28%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“fried clams” (30 reviews)
“clam bellies” (8 reviews)
“fries” (19 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 19:30All hours
American, Seafood
€€ - €€€
227 Clinton Ave, Falmouth, MA 02540-3851
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1 - 10 of 114 reviews

Reviewed 1 week 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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the real deal -- fried seafood with a tip to those who prefer broiled. Large servings of fresher than fresh scallops, clams, and non-native intruders like shrimp. Sit outside and watch the fishing boats come in.

2  Thank Ellen S
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...More

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 19 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...More

Thank coconutdave
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...More

Thank mjp179
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...More

Thank djfred49
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...More

Thank JDsale
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...More

Thank Sunflwr164
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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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