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All 2 Nassawadox Restaurants

The Great Machipongo Clam Shack

6468 Lankford Highway, Route 13, Nassawadox, VA 23413
757 442-3800
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Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Nassawadox
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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English first
Central New Jersey
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61 reviews 61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We were traveling down the Delmarva in some of the worst weather we have encountered in a long time when we decided to take a break. We were pleased we did. In spite of being dropped at the door, my wife got soaked in the short distance from the torrential rain: I go more thoroughly soaked. A piping bowl of... More 

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Dahlonega, Georgia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Originally intending to travel 10 miles up the interstate, I happened upon this place and did a 'u-turn.' Glad I stopped. Service quite friendly, very casual atmosphere. Food fresh, prepared well, reasonably priced, generous portions. Restaurant and store very clean. This is a former McDonalds location ... McD's has never had food this good.

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Long Branch, New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Not sure what was better , the food or the hospitality. In either case if you find yourself driving on RT 13, this is a great place to stop.

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Louisville
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The place isn't much to look at the but the food is good. Lots of crab meat without all the fillers.

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Annandale, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Driving down US 13 heading for Norfolk my wife and I grew hungry. On a whim we pulled into TGMCS. We were so happy we did. The food extremely tasty (and made from local foodstuffs), and the restaurant itself was physically interesting. Notably it has a attached market with local and world spices, condiments, wine and trinkets. And did I... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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367 reviews 367 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We were looking for a good, quick seafood dinner on the drive between Chincoteague and Virginia Beach, and TGMCS was in the right place at the right time. I ordered a dozen steamed clams and a fried oyster dinner with fries an a salad. My wife ordered fried flounder...also with fries and salad. The steamed clams were fabulous, the fried... More 

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Ely, Minnesota
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

We were craving seafood as we were headed south and the billboards caught our eyes and reeled us in. The staff was friendly and the food was good. We split crab cakes and a cup of the clear clam chowder. I would think that a clam shack would have fried whole belly clams on the menu but alas just clam... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

We were hoping for some authentic, local crab cakes, as advertised on several billboards along Route 13. The only option for dinner was 2 crab cakes plus hush puppies and two sides for $24. For that price, they should have been "great". They weren't. The crab cakes were barely warm, and bland. I ordered steamed broccoli, which was also barely... More 

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Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

After passing it many times while driving to and from NC, we finally decided to try it. The food was very good, better than we expected, and the service was good. However, the booth we sat in and the large window behind us needed a good cleaning. I know it is called a "shack" but they really should put some... More 

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Virginia Beach, VA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Have passed by this place many times but had not stopped as it was never meal time. This day it was. Not fancy, but really good seafood. Wife had a crab cake sandwich and I had the fried oysters. Both were really good. We both had a cup (more like a bowl) of Eastern Shore clam chowder. BEST we have... More 

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Additional Information about The Great Machipongo Clam Shack

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

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