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Ceal's Clam Stand

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Ocean Boulevard, Seabrook, NH 03874
603-474-3150
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  • 5
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Good seafood chowdwer

Long history and not the best beach location. Owners either too cheap or not smart enough to address the property short comings. Haven't paved parking lot in all these years. WHY? Really don't care about their customers and it shows with their investment. Always has and will be a seasonal grab... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2014
acemeth
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Billerica
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The food is to die for. What i would be to be a fly on the wall for the receipe of their batter. Don't let the oldness of the place fool you. The place has been there since 1948 i believe and the food is epic! Enjoy, u wont be disappointed. Just opened on Friday May 8th 2015.

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Hampton, New Hampshire
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55 reviews 55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Rating the fried food here would not be an example of an "experience" re: eating out. This is a small shack with limited parking and a long wait for your order. The prices are far beyond your expectations. Your conversation after leaving this place will cnter on "why did we eat there"????? I can't say its "not for everyone" but... More 

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NH
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110 reviews 110 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I love when I can get a fried clam plate when its cooked in fresh oil. nothing like it. Best clams around, great prices too.

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Pelham
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I visited Ceals with my friend who had come from the UK. When I went to pay, the price didn't come close to the prices on the painted menu over where you order (15% more). I asked the person serving me why I was being charged so much. She referred to the "owner" who was a woman who nastily said... More 

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Springfield
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

Came her after a nice day at the beach with family. Walked away very disappointed. The food quality and quantity is not worth the outrageous prices they charge. Save your hard earned money and pass this place up! Service is as bad as the food!

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Seabrook, New Hampshire
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We phoned in our order for pickup. We should have checked the contents before going home to eat. The food we received was not what we ordered. We called again to report the mishap. No-one at CEALS seemed the least bit concerned nor remorseful. When we went back to the restaurant we were treated rudley and were given a lecture... More 

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Hampton Beach NH
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26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Myself like many others ( and I am a local ) expect these little hole in the wall seafood shacks to somehow be romantic and iconic and.......this one isn't .The food is ok but there are many better ones. The wait , the flavor level of the food , the amount of food offered and the high prices are not... More 

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NH
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Long history and not the best beach location. Owners either too cheap or not smart enough to address the property short comings. Haven't paved parking lot in all these years. WHY? Really don't care about their customers and it shows with their investment. Always has and will be a seasonal grab an go beach business.

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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51 reviews 51 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This Clam Shack does have good clams but the price are outrageous. We will never go to this Clam Shack again. Pricy is one thing that most people can live with but outrageous prices drives customers away. There seems to be an attitude in this Hampton Beach Area that they can ask any price for their product because in a... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Although it is pretty expensive for a fried food take-out window, the food is always hot, fresh, and melt-in-your-mouth good. We particularly love the scallops, shrimp, french fries, and onion rings, but pretty much everything is great here at this great old-time seaside shack.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ocean Boulevard, Seabrook, NH 03874
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Seabrook
  • Phone Number: 603-474-3150

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

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