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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We read the prior reviews and went with the lobster roll, clam chowder and fried clams. They were all pretty decent, but I wouldn't say top notch sea food. The lobster roll was plentiful, for sure, but lacked a little in the flavor department. The...fried clams were also a large portion and they were tasty. I have had better clam chowder, but it was still good. Overall a satisfying meal. It is casual seafood dining in a casual environment.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great little place. The oysters were plump and cooked well; the clams were also cooked to perfection. Onion rings were large and meaty! Lobster bisque was loaded with lobster flavor and chunks of lobster meat! The service was impeccable! I would highly recommend...this small restaurant to anyone visiting the areaMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 1, 2022 via mobile

Pretty good food. Didn't have to wait to be seated. Seemed like there was only one guy working. The clam chowder and the lobster roll with onion rings we're delicious, shining stars of the menu. The fisherman's plate offered a lot of options. Disappointed the...kids menu didn't have a clam strip option. The chocolate pie dessert was alright but not exciting.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 24, 2022 via mobile

A return visit after a year. Took the plunge with ordering a lobster roll and onion rings. Super generous portion of lobster with the melted butter to pour over! Husband had steamed clams and fried clams with fries. Both excellent. Staff is very friendly and...kept the water and tea flowing. A must for your visit to Sanibel.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 21, 2022 via mobile

We always make sure to visit The Clam Shack while vacations in swfl. Always great service and the vibe is here is casual. The food here is served promptly and always delicious. From the calamari to the clams everything is great!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed June 13, 2022

We enjoyed the steam clams as an appetizer. Nice fresh salad. I had the crab stuffed shrimp. Everything was delicious

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 12, 2022 via mobile

Great food, fast service. My daughter can’t eat dairy, and our server Mario went out of his way to make sure she knew any item that could possibly have dairy products. That care meant a lot to us! Everything we had was good!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 15, 2022 via mobile

Friendly and fast service. The whole belly clam basket and clam roll were a little pricey but worth the money. Quaint, fun place for a quick lunch and beverage.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 13, 2022

The best fried oysters and clams I have had on the island. Lobster rolls and "chowdah" are awesome too. I had to come back twice.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 9, 2022 via mobile

I left this restaurant feeling sad for them. This restaurant has always served excellent food in a casual atmosphere. Let me say up front that the food has not suffered, but almost everything else has. And by suffered I mean badly affected by rising prices...and a lack of employees. After being seated (by a waiter who looked almost comically put-upon) we waited over ten minutes for anyone to pay attention to us. We were seated near the bar and the bartender must have noticed because he brought over a couple of waters. During our long wait I noticed the air conditioning vent in the ceiling was dripping water onto my head, so I had to move my seat. Thank G-d for the bartender because he ended up being our de facto waiter, as well as helping out the staff in the whole place. Our clams and onion rings were as good as ever but I found the whole episode a bit depressing. Hang in there, Clam Shack! Like most Americans you are probably weathering this Cat. 5 economic storm and doing your best while waiting for it to pass. We will be back!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed March 1, 2022

It's not fancy, but the food is amazing. Had a lunch of friend clams and sweet potato fries and it was heaven. Our server was great - attentive and very nice. We will be back!

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 17, 2022 via mobile

Yummmmmo! We are from Maine and let me tell you their lobster melt was probably the best I’ve ever had 👍 The owner is originally from New England and he clearly knows what he is doing. This is a must for a lobster lover!

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 2, 2022

Last night my husband and I decided to give The Clam Shack a try based on other reviews and the photos. Well, it didn't disappoint. The lobster roll was packed with lobster, the roll was so fresh and yummy, and the fries were hot and...crispy. We both highly recommend this little gem of a restaurant.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed January 25, 2022 via mobile

I ordered what was pictured, lobster roll and onion rings. I sat close to the kitchen area watched the lady preparing the meal. They have a secret spice like KFC…. I have had all kinds of breading on onion rings, this breading wasn’t heavy it...was light crispy and the onion was perfectly cooked with the batter. No onion drag you bit the onion ring and got a crisp bite. Simply delicious! Now for the Lobster roll, it is pricy but it was the best tasting FRESH Lobster that simply melted in your mouth, I ate the sandwich with a fork and knife didn’t want anything to go to waist and I simply licked my plate clean.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed January 25, 2022 via mobile

Was looking for a seafood spot close enough after dropping our bikes at Finnemore’s after a 23 mile ride on the island and this place popped up with rave reviews and a 2 minute walk. Others reviews were spot on-the clam chowder was the best...we’ve had in a long time. Cod, clams and waffle sweet potato fries were just the way we like them. Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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If you go to the restaurant’s page on TA, scroll down a bit past the first few reviews. You will find an option to “write a review.”
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Yes we definitely are kids friendly!! Great kids menu and free ice cream come with the menu for kids.
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Very kid friendly!
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The Clam Shack is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5