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DJ's Clam Shack

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629 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040
(305) 294-0102
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 31
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best lobster roll! Ever!

We had been on a search for a more local feel restaurant and dj clam shack didn't disappoint! This was the best lobster roll I have ever had. There was minimal seating (we found 2 bar stools and bellied up to the bar). But be prepared for 2 lobster rolls and 2 beers it was $50.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Erica J
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

We had been on a search for a more local feel restaurant and dj clam shack didn't disappoint! This was the best lobster roll I have ever had. There was minimal seating (we found 2 bar stools and bellied up to the bar). But be prepared for 2 lobster rolls and 2 beers it was $50.

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Bronx, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

My friend found this place after a Google search on seafood restaurants in Key West. DJ's is a quaint restaurant with some seating on the front porch and picnic tables in the back. I ordered the conch fritters and my friend ordered the fried shrimp. Both were fried and seasoned to perfection. The fries were good, but average. I did... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

A friend recommended DJ's Clam Shack on Duval Street. The location is easy to find....just look for the line! We ordered the lobster rolls and clam chowder. There is limited seating in rear, but the fare definitely makes up for any other inconveniences. It's not cheap but it's Key West. A great meal and experience. Highly recommend!!!

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

What a fun place to visit! Small and funky and the most unbelievably yummy lobster roll ever! We also had the fried shrimp which were delicious and came in a nifty paper cone. Portions are huge and there's a good selection of beer and sangria. We enjoyed sitting facing the street. Happy to recommend this to anyone doing the Duval... More 

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st peters mo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Triple D was so right on about this food establishment. Food was great. Front porch lacks seating to day watch. Back porch is huge. Heck who cares about seating, I would stand to eat this fabulous food. Definitely would visit again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Love, love, love this place! Found it a couple years ago and is one of our favorite lunch spots. Huge portions that we usually share. Cold beer. The back patio is small, but we've never had to wait too long for a table (usually share the picnic table with others and have met some great folks that way!)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Absolutely amazing lobster roll. Can't imagine what the overstuffed one is like because I couldn't even finish the regular sized roll. My husband got the steamed clams and loved them! Definitely give this place a try! You might even see a big iguana like we did! :)

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Enfield, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This is a small seafood shack on Duval, famous for being on Diners, Driveins and Dives, all seating is outside. We went for the whole belly clams, they were lightly breaded, small clams(the guy who took our order told us they would be small) I prefer a larger fried clam with a juicy belly but I enjoyed my meal. We... More 

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Newark, DE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

They offer an over-stuffed lobster roll, but don't even think about it, the regular size is plenty! Not much space to sit, consider getting it to go.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This was a wonderful fish taco. One of the best I have had! The lobster roll was good too but I would definitely get the fish taco again

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 629 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: (305) 294-0102

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?