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“Great little dive” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Clam Castle

Clam Castle
1324 Boston Post Rd, Madison, CT 06443-3454
203-245-4911
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Ranked #17 of 41 Restaurants in Madison
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: Seafood
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Madison, Connecticut
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great little dive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

Small walk up.counter service for fresh fish. On the main road outdoor seating isn't great, but food makes up for the lack of ambiance

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
169 reviews 169 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
“Yummy!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

This place is a typical New England clam shack -- nothing to speak of from the outside, but the fried clams are delicious and the lobster rolls are full of buttery delicious lobster. This place isn't cheap but you get lots of good quality clams and lobster.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Fried Clams Outstanding!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

The title says all you need to know. Very casual, great summer place. Snack bar atmosphere. Great for families. Did I say the fried clams were great?

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Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Whole clams too salty”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

The salt and some kind of spice? Paprika? Cumin? Completely Overpowered the flavor of the seafood. Disappointing. We will stick with another restaurant. Reasonable pricing and very friendly staff.

Visited October 2013
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Seattle, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“get the clam strips!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We drove by this place and thought they must have great food with such an unpretentious facility. We saw their trip advisor rating and stopped in. The king size clam strips were $14 and awesome. They get better with vinegar too. Definitely the thing to get, barely chewy and full of flavor! I don't like the chewiness of calamari but this was good. Fair sized, my boyfriend devoured most of them and was quite full. the chowder was watered down and the burger was slipped together from a cheap frozen patty, so I don't recommend them in the least, but it was worth the stop for the fried clam strips.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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