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The Great Machipongo Clam Shack

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6468 Lankford Highway, Route 13, Nassawadox, VA 23413
757 442-3800
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 96
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Gumbo Delight

Not sure I can add anything to what's already been written but the Seafood Gumbo tasted awfully good to someone who had forgotten his umbrella on a very rainy day.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
Steve U
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Sanford, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
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Parsippany, New Jersey
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Appears to be a converted Burger King. Very interesting decor and oldies music playing. Also, you can buy wine there and if you have it with your meal there is only a 5$ corkage fee. Interesting.

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Easton, Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This place used to have a great reputation, but sadly the last time we went there, it was greasy, limp, unremarkable and anything but local. One of the signs on the exterior said it all: "Seafood from around the world!" Just not much of it fresh and from the Eastern Shore of Virginia, unfortunately. A tourist trap operating under the... More 

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Sanford, North Carolina
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Not sure I can add anything to what's already been written but the Seafood Gumbo tasted awfully good to someone who had forgotten his umbrella on a very rainy day.

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Dickinson, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Stopped here on our trip up towards Dover, Delaware. The crab cakes were really good. I also had She Crab Soup that was delicious. Interesting stop 😀😀

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We were spending the night in a nearby hotel and after checking out the local restaurants we picked this one and we make a good choice. Very busy restaurant but the service was great and pretty fast. We had a great waitress who checked on us several times to see if we needed anything. We had the crab cakes and... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

In a former fast food building, it's decorated with interesting things, has a little gift shop. The food was really good and we had more then enough to eat, my husband had blackened tuna and I had oysters and scallops both came with 2 sides and hush puppies with beer bill was $50. There was 2 gentleman playing a little... More 

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Perry Hall, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

The best things about this restaurant are: 1) the service and 2) the hushpuppies. I had the Joe's sampler which was fried shrimp, clams and scallops. The scallops were the best thing (tender and flavorful). The clams tasted like frozen, store bought clams. There were two shrimp which were fine. My husband had a seafood gumbo type of meal which... More 

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Milton, Delaware
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We have driven by this restaurant many times and finally had lunch there yesterday. The clam chowder was like my grandmother used to make. Outstanding ! I thought she was in the kitchen. Also had fried soft crabs. They were lightly battered and fried just enough to be juicy inside. We will be back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I love seafood. I l like going to this restaurant because the fish platter is great and very inexpensive. The place is not that big inside. However, the waiters make it a personal experience.

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New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Stopped with our family on our way through the Eastern Shore and we had a great seafood dinner. Selection of dinners was numerous and we especially liked the option to select the type of seafood in any combination that you desired. I ordered the sea scallops, crab cakes and she crab soup. Fabulous. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6468 Lankford Highway, Route 13, Nassawadox, VA 23413
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Nassawadox
  • Phone Number: 757 442-3800

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?