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Mac's Shack

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91 Commercial Street, Wellfleet, MA 02667
508 349 6333
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 128
    Excellent
  • 82
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best clam shack

There's a lot to love with this place: fresh oysters, large portions, good service, and excellent local brews! The atmosphere was pleasant and relaxing. Wellfleet is a lovely village which adds to entire experience. Worth the effort to get out there.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Frank Y
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Cumberland, Rhode Island
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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250 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Cumberland, Rhode Island
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

There's a lot to love with this place: fresh oysters, large portions, good service, and excellent local brews! The atmosphere was pleasant and relaxing. Wellfleet is a lovely village which adds to entire experience. Worth the effort to get out there.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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71 reviews 71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Having bought wonderful fish (and even local beef) from Mac's over the years, and having eaten at the Mac's on the Wellfleet pier and the new one on Shankpainter Rd. in P-Town, we decided to give Mac's Shack in Wellfleet a try. The Wellfleet oysters were very good, though not as good as those from Bookstore Restaurant; the Clams Casino... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Stopped in here when Winslow's Tavern was closed for lunch. Very happy we did! Sat at the bar counter outside, shared six of the best, freshest, plumpest, juiciest oysters I have ever had. Didn't even bother with the sauces, they were so perfect on their own. Bartender made the best - according to him - Manhattan he had on the... More 

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Scarsdale, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Amazing seafood, sushi, raw bar, but, by far, the best oysters on the Cape, hands down! Can't stop dreaming about the Russian oysters (oysters, topped with creme fraiche, caviar and a shot of vodka! yum!!!). If only there was a way to have them delivered to NY! Great cocktails, fun atmosphere, friendly and attentive staff. Can't wait until the summer... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We dined here on 12/30/14. There were six of us. Four adults and 2 college age. We all enjoyed our meals . The group ordered a variety of different meals and all were excellent. The service was friendly without being fake. We were greeted nicely on entering and on departure at the front door. Whether it was Sushi, Scallops, or... More 

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maine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Usually I shy away from any dining establishment that offers a mix of standard fare and something as specialized as sushi, but we had heard good things about Mac's Shack and attended events (beautifully) catered by them so we decided to give it a go when we were on The Cape in June. We had an outstanding late lunch on... More 

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Wendover, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We were advised to visit this restaurant by an American friend who went to Cape Cod every summer for 15 years. We stayed 3 nights in Chatham and after trying Macs Shack on our second night had no real choice but to return the next night. All the fish looked fantastic but the lobster was just superb. If you ever... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The food was great. The service was great. The menu was interesting. It was so good, we found ourselves in the area a week later (with so MANY other dining options), and we went BACK! The oysters are amazing, large, flavorful, soft, buttery (try the Russian version with vodka!). If you are in Wellfleet, your are missing out if you... More 

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Venice Beach
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

While a bit on the expensive side, this informal restaurant has superb food, great drinks, a fine beer list on tap, and friendly and professional service. Easily one of the top several restaurants in Wellfleet!

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Eastham, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

excellent gluten free selection, excellent cooking and excellent service. This is a seasonal restaurant open April through the end of October. Luscious seafood, gluten free clam chowder, and gluten free grilled scallops with risotto! Rustic seating with wait staff who appear to have an outstanding grasp on menu options!!! Wish it were open all year!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 91 Commercial Street, Wellfleet, MA 02667
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Wellfleet
  • Phone Number: 508 349 6333

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?