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The Clam House

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304 7th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221-5207
+1 941-721-8774
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very fresh seafood

Joined some local family for this adventure. while they have the classic seafood items (and the best grouper in town) they have a dish called Thai Fry....basically a whole fish (flesh sliced diamond) lightly seasoned and fried. It was wonderful. Fun part is the bring you a clipboard with what... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
mwoods11
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Joined some local family for this adventure. while they have the classic seafood items (and the best grouper in town) they have a dish called Thai Fry....basically a whole fish (flesh sliced diamond) lightly seasoned and fried. It was wonderful. Fun part is the bring you a clipboard with what fish they have left that evening...pick your fish and how... More 

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Brevard,NC
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36 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Palmetto is, along with Bradenton my home turf. Our close close family chose the Clam House for our final dinner together. I had not been in this area of town for decades.we heard they served a Thai Fry fish dish which sounded and looked interesting. I called the restaurant and asked David if we needed reservations for a party of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Ask the owner about how he farms his own clams and provides clams to most area restaurants - and I bet he saves the best for his place because the clams are succulent and tasty. Has become one of our favorite places to have a casual dinner out. Music is a bit too loud (and the speaker vibrates) but aside... More 

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Canton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

John and I went to the CLam House with our best friends. Our waiter, Florian, was a fisherman by day and incredibly knowledgeable about fish. All is fresh and caught this day. They have a clip board with the fresh fish that they have and as you order it, the waiter crosses off your choice. They come in varied gradations... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Food is good but when serving wine/beer glasses should not be wet...happened early dinner/lunch. ..night bar staff seems to prepare glasses. ...should be all the time to be consistent

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Palmetto, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We tried going to this restaurant last Friday but they were packed. Today is Wednesday and we sat right down and got served right away. It was our third or fourth time here. I ordered the shrimp over grits and was not disappointed. Kudos to the chef. It was really good. Sug was our server and she did a good... More 

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Centerville, Ohio
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I walked in early myself for their seafood. Got seated and waited for long, watching servers walking back and forth in front of me. Then a waitress came over and asked me to change table saying she had reservations. Obviously single walk-ins are not welcomed here, they don’t care. Make sure you make reservations or bring a crowd of guests... More 

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Fleming Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We had sushi and Thai fry Everything was perfectly prepared, delicious and the staff was very friendly!! Our new favorite seafood place, having just moved here Try it you will not be dissapointed :)

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We had a fabulous dinner. My husband had the Thai fish fry. It was fabulous. I had the clam house grouper- so fresh. Our daughter loved her fish sticks and chocolate cake. John, our server, was friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient.

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Bradenton Fl
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51 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We were a party of 6 dining here for the 1st time. We all ordered different dishes and each one from appetizer to entree was fresh, delicious and perfectly seasoned. The shrimp and grits were the best we've had since dining in Charleston.Doesn't sound good but believe me, if you never tried before, this is the place for your first.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 304 7th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221-5207
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Palmetto
  • Phone Number: +1 941-721-8774

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Sushi
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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