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Seafood Sam's On The Canal

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6 Coast Guard Rd, Sandwich, MA 02563-1996
(508) 888-4629
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout

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  • 38
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Another Annual Tradition

For 8 years our family has eaten here and some of our favorites include their special "crabby lobster" roll which includes lobster meat and crabmeat, the clam chowder, and the fried clam strips. If you order these New England classics, you won't be disappointed.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Christopher T
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Hauppauge, New York
via mobile
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  • Families with children
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Hauppauge, New York
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

For 8 years our family has eaten here and some of our favorites include their special "crabby lobster" roll which includes lobster meat and crabmeat, the clam chowder, and the fried clam strips. If you order these New England classics, you won't be disappointed.

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Bartow, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We come to the Cape about every 3 months to visit family. We live in Florida and my man can't get his whole belly clans down there, so, it's too Seafood Sam's at least twice. He always gets the seafood platter which is huge! I've had the broiled seafood platter, the shrimp and the scallops. We have never been disappointed.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We went on a Monday night in mid August and were surprised that they close at 9:00 PM. We had arrived at 7:30 PM - which was plenty of time for dinner, but you should plan to arrive early. The food was good, and we were surprised that they had a full bar. The out dinning in the deck was... More 

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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Stayed on the cape for 3 days and ate here twice! My husband and I had the lobster roll the first night and we both thought they were delicious. The second night we had the boiled lobster dinner. The lobster was awesome!! The only negative I can think of is that the onion rings are not worth the $2 up... More 

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Onset, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We didn't know what to expect as we were looking for a casual place after a long day of taking my family around on tours. We didn't want to get dressed up nor did we have time to head home to do so and then back out again. Checked The Pilot House and they were having a private party that... More 

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Los Alamitos, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

My father, brother, husband and I stayed on the Cape for several days. My dad is originally from the Boston area and REALLY wanted Clams. Sam's was so good, we ate there twice in three days!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Order at take out window, you pick up your order when ready (your hand- held lobster blinks!). Fried haddock and rice was awesome, fried clam strips and baked beans were very good, and the quahog was awesome. Just add a little drawn butter to the quahog (stuffing in a clam shell) and enjoy! Great stop for lunch--- no servers, you... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

There was really nothing special about this place, although it is always crowded. You order at the window and then sit down and wait for your number to be called and you have to pick up your food and bring to the table. In 5 weeks on the Cape ate here once and would not go back. Food was ordinary... More 

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Vernon Rockville, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Seafood Sam's offers a great selection of what you want from a Seafood Place without all the frills. You order at the counter (sometimes the line is out the door!--but moves relatively quickly) and you lobster beeper lights up when your food is ready. Some of the best Lobster Bisque anywhere can be had here. Eat outside or enjoy the... More 

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Stockbridge, Massachusetts
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61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Easy drive or walk from teh center of Sandwich is Seafood Sam's. Not fancy: You order at a counter and pick up the food when the lobster-shaped radio-receiver vibrates. Seating outside or inside. large portions of excellent fried or broiled seafood; also great lobster rolls. Beer and wine and harder stuff at the bar. A definite during your stay along... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6 Coast Guard Rd, Sandwich, MA 02563-1996
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Sandwich
  • Phone Number: (508) 888-4629

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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