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

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Visitor rating
  • 37
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Amazing fresh fish

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
scfnurse
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Sarasota, Florida
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Sarasota, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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61 reviews 61 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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Olympia, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

very disappointed. Inexpensive fish (haddock or flounder) for comparably expensive price. It is actually hard to get good fish in FL without getting into a little black cocktail dress. The best we have found is cod that is fresh every day at a new restaurant called Cast and Cage in Bradenton Beach at the end of the Bridge Street pier.... More 

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TheClamHouse, Owner at The Clam House, responded to this review

I think you might have posted this to the wrong restaurant. First we don't have Flounder on the menu and second, The Cast and Cage is closed......hummm. Oh, well hope you have a better dining experience wherever you land next. ; ) More 

Mansfield, Ohio, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

HUGE plate of fried clams, enough to share, Along with 5 different sushi rolls and drinks, a truly fun night. Sat out on the covered patio which is right next to the road so it was a little noisy, but well worth it.

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Tampa, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

It's not on the water, but that is the only thing this seafood resturaunt lacks. Seriously. This is Florida. There is no reason to settle for seafood that is not local and fresh. The Clam House is the real thing. It has local fish options that you will find no where else. Honestly, the only way to have some of... More 

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Clearwater, Florida, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Fresh caught fish, fast service, fun atmosphere. Clam House has an unusually large selection of seafood as well as alternatives. Yummy!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Don't be fooled by outside appearance, The Clam House is the place to eat if you want fresh seafood. We came at 10pm and they stayed open for our group of 6. The fresh fish is fantastic and Larry our waiter did an amazing job. Clam Strips, Mahi Fish Taco's, and Shrimp and Grits are fantastic. If your in the... More 

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Portland, Maine
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Don't be fooled by the location and outside appearance. The atmosphere is exhilarating, the staff enthusiastic, and the food absolutely wonderful. Only the freshest fish is served here....right off the boat. We tried the unique clam chowder (broth based), the clam strips, the fish wrap (haddock), shrimp & cheese grits, and the best of all....the Thai Fish Platter. Get there... More 

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69 reviews 69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I wanted a new seafood place to try and a good friend suggested this. It seems to have very good fresh fish, seafood and clams of course! Fun atmosphere, bar, and sushi and an outdoor dining area. Service was friendly, but I was surprised we were not asked if we wanted refills or checked on more then one time. I... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We are new to the area and always looking for good sea food. The Clam House is one of the best. We have tried the Thai fry hog fish, the steamed clams, the sushi and the desserts, and they were all exceptional. Would love to have them offer steamed fish. We will be back.

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