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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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Families with children

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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
Most recent review
Good average Cape Cod chippy

This is a seafood shack. It doesn't aspire to fine dining - no candles, no starched napery. It's a good, honest, seafood-and-no-frills joint, where you place your order at the counter and go back to collect it when it's ready, and on the evening we were there it did everything right. The fried... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 17, 2014
misterig
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London, UK
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  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
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London, UK
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193 reviews 193 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This is a seafood shack. It doesn't aspire to fine dining - no candles, no starched napery. It's a good, honest, seafood-and-no-frills joint, where you place your order at the counter and go back to collect it when it's ready, and on the evening we were there it did everything right. The fried scallops I ordered were the juiciest and... More 

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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133 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Been 3 times on bus tour stops, never have liked their food. I ordered a veggie burger - it was served on toast instead of a bun, was of poor quality, and was dried out. The french fries were OK. Their alternatives for people that can't or don't eat seafood are pitiful - think twice if you're with someone that... More 

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oregon
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16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Casual stop with good selection for seafood. Walk up counter. Reasonable prices, interesting Cape Cod Canal and Visitor Center across the road

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Plymouth, massachusetts
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4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

My daughter and I tried Seafood Sam's again last night. We both ordered the " Monday Special" Clam strip plate. Mine with baked hers w/fries. Our side dishes were piping hot but the strips were cold and rubbery. Not sure if it was a bad night or not. Wish it was as good as our first visit.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Had lunch with a group. Stand in line to order, pick up food when complete. Busy day, but service was good. My wife and I had the fried oysters and fish and chips, both of which were great. Probably some of the best fried oysters I have eaten. Sides were just OK. Prices reasonable.

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

After taking our anniversary photos on the Sandwich Boardwalk, my boyfriend & I agreed to stop by the first restaurant we stumbled upon, which happened to be Seafood Sam's. I had an idea of what to expect because I'd heard of the overall atmosphere & quality of the food, so it didn't come as a surprise to me when we... More 

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Forestdale, Massachusetts
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4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Sometimes the lines and wait can be long - have to read menu from the wall -paper/plastic plates / - food is usually good /

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Nyack
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49 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Seafood Sam's is not a fancy place. It is true that it is kind of "fast food' In appearance, but if you sit at the bar, you can be served by the nicest, most pleasant of bartenders - and order the baked seafood casserole with extra crumbs. It is outrageously good and chock full of fresh seafood. We went as... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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65 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We have stopped here a few times ghis summer, most recently in late August. I was surprised each time with how long it took to receive our food. Everything seems overpriced for the quantity you receive. The fried clams are ok. The lobster and lobster clam rolls are also ok. Same goes for the lazy man's lobster. Portions are small... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

A pleasant lunch place which takes your order before you sit down. Nice to sit on the outside deck overlooking Cape Cod Canal. Lobster roll was good and so was the crab roll special with some lobster mixed in. Lots of fries with each plate.

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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 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?