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Seafood Sam's On The Canal

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6 Coast Guard Rd, Sandwich, MA 02563-1996
+1 508-888-4629
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Sandwich, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is no fresher seafood reasonably priced and served New England style that Seafood Sam's. Ever wonder why its always so busy? Beer or wine if you want it, and an excellent dinner for the price. Down to earth with a great view and outside dining along the canal if you wish. Comfortable- not ostentatious. If you like seafood broiled... More 

Thank B8898GPdavidm
Brimfield, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good service, setting, and food. Prices were reasonable and have frequented the place many times when in Sandwich. Many friends and family feel the same.

Thank 2wonderes
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Literally right behind the Canal Visitor Center. Order at the counter and wait until your number is called. Great variety of seafood cooked different ways.

Thank Cary S
Sandwich, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

I love Seafood Sam's because they can always be counted on to serve great food. You know what you're getting every time. They have never let me down. The lobster bisque is fantastic, as is the fried seafood platter. I always get a serving of the steamed veggies--the best! The staff is very friendly and welcoming. The restaurant is super... More 

Thank sportsfan58
Jeanerette, Louisiana
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Really enjoyed our lunch here. I had salmon and coleslaw and fries. It was delicious. The lobster roll was also delicious.

1 Thank Libby1943
Greenville, South Carolina
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245 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Stopped by with some friends while visiting the Cape. I had the combo plate with oysters, scallops, slaw and fried, while my wife had a combo plate with scallops, clam strips, slaw and fries. Both dinners were cooked just right and were hot. This is a order and pickup type place so there isn't any wait staff. The restaurant was... More 

1 Thank TB149
Loudonville, Ohio
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100 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

A fun little restaurant for visitors who want seafood but are also in a hurry to be on there sightseeing way.You give the order at the counter. Receive a buzzer and then pick up your meal. Paper plates and napkins complete the casual atmosphere. Food was very good and the price was reasonable. It is set up to serve a... More 

2 Thank mary212
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

There was a good choice of seafood, but sadly it was all cooked in batter. The lobster bisque was tasty but wasn't served hot enough. We opted for some steamed vegetables which were ok but didn't really match the seafood, perhaps a salad would have been better.

1 Thank ferdymagellan
Sandwich, Massachusetts
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48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

I could not pass up the fried clams! Spectacular flavor.. no grease! Great location on the canal! Close to the visitors center and sandwich marina! The food and the view... plus walking off your meal right on the canal! Awesome!

1 Thank Lydia A
Houston, Texas
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Recommended by locals, but disappointed when food was served on paper plates with plastic fork and knife. Food was more like fast food vs a sit down restaurant atmosphere. One staffer was rude because we didn't hear her call out our number, because the buzzers they were handing out were not working. We expected a much nicer place and atmosphere... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Coast Guard Rd, Sandwich, MA 02563-1996
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Sandwich
  • Phone Number: +1 508-888-4629

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