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Dan's Clam Stand

2315 N Sunshine Path, Crystal River, FL 34428-7852
+1 352-795-9081
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“clams” (131 reviews)
“maine lobster” (13 reviews)
“seafood” (87 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 8:00 pmAll hours
American, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
2315 N Sunshine Path, Crystal River, FL 34428-7852
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The buffalo style scallops were to die for!We 've been coming here for years to have Dan cook our fresh caught scallops and we are glad the he suggested we cook them buffalo style. The food and service is always exceptional and we got more...More

Thank offshore1432
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dan's Clam Stand in Crystal River is one of those local hole in the wall places where the food is so delicious that it doesn't matter what the place looks like. I really don't think it would matter what you ordered, because everything we have...More

Thank amymarie2011
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

OK - so it's not 5 star haute cuisine. But if you like fried gator, this place is excellent. It had a really good grouper basket and the breading isn't thick or too spicey, which would overwhelm the fish. The little kids menu is good....More

Thank Kuhoots
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We met our friends at Dan's on our way to Steinhatchee. My wife loves fried clams and Dan's did not disappoint. We ordered the clam and shrimp baskets. Plenty of food, tender clams, clean taste, good sauces. Everything was great and it made me overlook...More

Thank Ken F
Reviewed June 18, 2017 via mobile

Brought my dad on Father's Day and it was fabulous. The owner and our server Shawn from Maine were awesome. We had fried whole belly clams and sea scallops that were cooked perfectly and their chowder is wonderful. Great atmosphere and food, can't go wrong....More

Thank Missy S
Reviewed June 11, 2017 via mobile

We visited Dan's again. And we were not disappointed. The service was excellent. The food came out quickly. We were a family of 8. Dan came over and showed the grandkids lobsters. He was interactive with them. The kids touched the lobsters. We will be...More

Thank Heather W
Reviewed June 6, 2017

Four of us had dinner at Dan's Clam Stand...one person ordered a gator burger but didn't expect that the "burger" would be fried gator nuggets and didn't quite care for it. Another person got clam strips which he enjoyed, and two of us ordered the...More

Thank Marlene K
Reviewed May 31, 2017 via mobile

A great place for Captains to relax for a great meal out with the family. The Conch fritters are the best this north of the keys and the service was fabulous.

Thank Lindsay M
Dan C, Owner at Dan's Clam Stand, responded to this reviewResponded June 2, 2017

Thanks so much for the Nice Review

Reviewed May 27, 2017

Visited Dan's on a Saturday 1 pm. Not overly crowed service was generally good, the reason we we tipped the 20% norm. My spouse ordered the house shrimp special with hush puppies and coleslaw. Shrimp O.K., hus puppies dried out over cooked, coleslaw only average....More

Thank John O
Dan C, Owner at Dan's Clam Stand, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2017

We can add seasoning , We have a great Cajun Black fish Seasoning you can request to add in our breader. Our cliental base are majority of Seniors whom don't want spice just added to there food. Try Our Colossal Shrimp Which is Huge and...More

Reviewed May 20, 2017 via mobile

The clam chowder and the clam special was amazing. Great service. Eclectic little restaurant. True Florida feeling, like the little eating places in the keys. But come here for the clams. Tasty and yummy!!!

Thank Sccg1104
Dan C, Owner at Dan's Clam Stand, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2017

Thanks for the nice review

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James G
November 2, 2015|
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Response from Daniel C | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Yes we Serve beer and wine.
October 8, 2015|
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Response from Daniel C | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
yes you my bring your dog on our outside Tiki Deck
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$4 - $35
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2315 N Sunshine Path, Crystal River, FL 34428-7852
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Crystal River
  • Phone Number: +1 352-795-9081
  • E-mail
We are a Family Restaurant. We are Known for our Fried Shrimp Specials as well as the Best Hamburger in Citrus County. We Feature New England Whole Belly Clams, New Bedford Scallops, Maine Lobster. Alligator is also a Local favorite as well as Raw clams And Oysters. Our Clam Chowda is Wicked Awesome! Dan is from Manomet Mass.January 25th Dan's will be open for 20 years
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