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227 Clinton Ave, Falmouth, MA 02540
508 540 7758
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11:30 am - 7:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 7:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 15
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great fried clams with a harbor view

Fried clams are excellent. Harbor view is an added plus. Cole slaw is not so good, too much vinegar. Price is a little high, but that's to be expected during summer on The Cape.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
travelerz20
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Cape Cod
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Cape Cod
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84 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Fried clams are excellent. Harbor view is an added plus. Cole slaw is not so good, too much vinegar. Price is a little high, but that's to be expected during summer on The Cape.

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Sit at the mouth of Falmouth Harbor while eating the most delicious fried clams, scallops, hamburger, hot dog and French fries or onion rings. Something for everyone! Casual Cape Cod dining at its best!

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Wellesley, MA
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

There is nothing more Cape Cod than sitting by a working harbor and eating fried clams. Clam Shack certainly fits the bill there. The fried seafood are very good, with a crunchy batter that is not greasy at all. We had clams (whole), scallops, and fish; all came with undressed cole slaw (nice for a change; some might find it... More 

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Larchmont, New York
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

If it hadn't been a great day to sit on the roof and have dinner, it would have been a dud of a meal. The soup we had was good but the clam bellies were ok. Besides the fact that it is very casual and everything was served on paper plates the price was very high. We usually come to... More 

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Northen New Jersey
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Just what you think of when speaking of a clam shack. The real thing, we ordered clams and fries and brought in our beer. Perfect!

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Falmouth
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The outside seating, up or down, is delightful. They have a good view of the harbor and on a nice day it can't be beat. The food is average but give the onion rings a pass.

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West Suffield, Connecticut
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I never order fried shrimp, it always is over done! Well not at the Clam Shack, our daughters brought shrimp rolls home for my husband and I for a treat and they where! Absolutely delicious, now I not only get my clams there, I enjoy a shrimp roll, too. I also gave it a five star rating for atmosphere, it... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The clams were y he best I have ever had. They give you a lot but the price is a little steep. Relaxing down by the water.

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

as a Falmouth resident, I'm amazed that it took us so long to finally try the Clam Shack. However, considering how rude the kid and woman at the counter were, we weren't missing anything and we have no need to ever go back. Never ordered, just left. I saved money and was greeted properly at Seafood Sams AND had a... More 

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Hebron, Connecticut
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The prices they charge for clams is beyond unreasonable. They definitely have a "fleece the tourist" mindset.

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Additional Information about Clam Shack

Address: 227 Clinton Ave, Falmouth, MA 02540
Phone Number: 508 540 7758
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Falmouth
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 7:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 7:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 7:30 pm
Cuisine: Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 227 Clinton Ave, Falmouth, MA 02540
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Falmouth
  • Phone Number: 508 540 7758

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 7:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 7:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 7:30 pm

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