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The Great Machipongo Clam Shack

6468 Lankford Highway, Route 13, Nassawadox, VA 23413
+1 757-442-3800
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“hush puppies” (61 reviews)
“clams” (45 reviews)
“seafood” (110 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 21:00 Hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
6468 Lankford Highway, Route 13, Nassawadox, VA 23413
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Reviewed 1 week ago

North on Route 13 just after The Bay Bridge Tunnel is this treasure of a restaurant for fresh seafood!! We let Linda (our fabulous waitress) order for us. And she made wonderful choices! We tried 2 types of crab soup, both were top notch!, Stuffed...More

Thank maryloustrain
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the road and glad I remembered this restaurant right along 13 about 20 miles before reaching it. The Clam Shack offers lots of choices to take with you, frozen, like Dungeness Crab, frog legs, alligator tail. I kept it simple with a take out...More

Thank DK B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place was packed, the food was great. I highly recommend the scallops and shrimp. The music was fantastic. Come out eat, drink and be merry the next time Matt, Wayne and Sometimes Bill play at the Clamshack!

Thank Lee Ellen Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place blew me away! The food was outstanding--I had the soft shell crab plate with sweet potato fries. It was the best Ive had, no doubt. Our server was amazing. She gave us a free oyster stout to try as I had never had...More

Thank dercameron
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Route 13 up the Eastern Shore offers very little besides fast food and seafood, but this place had a nice selection of items to please both the seafood lovers and haters in our group. It's an eclectic little place with fresh food, good prices, and...More

Thank jerseymariner
Reviewed 31 January 2018

This was my third visit so should have known what i was getting. It was a Tuesday evening in the Winter and they weren't busy. Just wanting something warm and not fried (which most of the menu items are). Had the Eastern Shore Clam Chowder...More

Thank BattenBell
Reviewed 31 January 2018

Stopped in while taking scenic route from New Jersey to Newport News. At lunchtime in the summer so it was very busy. Plenty of parking. Busy waitresses handled crowd well. Medium wait for small order. Clam cakes. A bit more expensive than anticipated but given...More

Thank Edward W
Reviewed 29 January 2018

A wide variety of local and other seafood, cooked or frozen to take home. The soft crabs are great (in season) and they also have a wide variety of cookbooks, local history books, spices, and whatnots from the Eastern Shore of Virginia. It is well...More

Thank Tyaskin
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Great place for both seafood and non seafood. Third time here but first for dinner. They have a nice market to take home. Also on various occasions has a live local band

Thank bogie0006
Reviewed 22 January 2018

I loved my fried oysters. Figured a ‘hippie’ restaurant would have good salad greens, and they did, so I ordered a salad for one of my sides. Sweet potato fries were good too, but those sweet oysters... yum! My husband had broiled scallops and said...More

Thank Laurie T
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Questions & Answers
21 November 2017|
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Response from acnc | Reviewed this property |
The seafood stock is augmented with frozen stock when needed or the item is off the menu. I don't think anyone would have a problem finding a tasty meal
27 March 2017|
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Response from Jean M | Property representative |
Our spring hours are until 8pm during the week and 9pm on weekends. Frozen King Crab is $29.99 per pound. We hope that answers your questions! If you need further info please call us at 757-442-3800. Happy travels and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
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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