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227 Clinton Ave, Falmouth, MA 02540-3851
508 540 7758
11:30 am - 7:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 7:30 pm
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Falmouth, MA
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good fried food, especially the belly clams. Unfortunately sometimes the staff isn't feeling it and close up early...

Thank mjp179
Wayland, Massachusetts
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63 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The setting is great. The food less so. My wife had the celebrated clams. Asked for whole bellies. Got a few. Taste was ok not great. I had scallop plate. Good portion only thing missing was flavor. Enjoy the scenery.

Thank Nonchallant1
Omaha, Nebraska
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160 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Rustic. Prices in line with area places. The clam bellies and scallops were fantastic. Breading on the fried food was light and didnt hide the flavor. Calm bellies or scallop rolls - each a good sized snack for two, or a meal for one.

Thank PJHoffnet
San Diego, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Truly the best Fried Clams - just note that their servings are large. I couldn't finish one of their clam plates and felt bad because I knew I couldn't get anything like this in San Diego.

Thank charloub
Wolcott, Connecticut
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A small place with some tables inside but picnic tables outside and on roof with a beautiful view of the pier. There was always a line but the service was fast. The whole belly clams were the best I've ever had so even though they were a little pricey, they were worth it.

Thank pertpat
Vero Beach, Florida
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530 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot. Clams delicious. Large portions. Parking available. Limited seating inside. Eating outside on the dock available while watching the boats go in and out of the harbor. Great location for dining outside. Always go here every time I am at the Cape and in Falmouth. Seafood pricey including clams. So what else is new on the Cape during the... More 

Thank Tony C
Falls Church, Virginia
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I grew up around the corner from this institution, but hadn't eaten here (at least that I can remember) in 50+ years. After a long drive from DC to CC, we walked over here and had the best plate of fried clams with bellies. Small-medium-sized, lightly battered, perfectly fried in what had to have been very fresh oil, and sweet... More 

1 Thank Fred T
Smithfield, Virginia
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102 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic view and deck. This was the best clam/lobster shack food we've had so far in New England. The portions are fresh and large. Get clam bellies rather than strips. Lobster roll had lots of chunks of meat. The coleslaw is mostly cabbage little sauce. Be prepared they take cash only. On weekends the line is long and tables are... More 

1 Thank Paul S
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is Cash only with no atm nearby that I could find. The Food seemed fresh and they delivered huge portions. Had a fantastic view of the pier with all of the boats in it as well Some seemed to even dock there to eat. Only con is that it is cash only.

Thank Robert M
Hyannis, Massachusetts
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The clams were quite good, having said that you have pay extra for the fries, Cole slaw etc. Clam roll 18/bucks, don't expect any fries or slaw though unless you willing to shell out more money. That just goes against my grain. Sit on the dock at picnic tables, which is nice, paper plates. We aren't talking fine dining here!... More 

1 Thank Barbara E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 7:30 pm
11:30 am - 7:30 pm
11:30 am - 7:30 pm
11:30 am - 7:30 pm
11:30 am - 7:30 pm
11:30 am - 7:30 pm
11:30 am - 7:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 227 Clinton Ave, Falmouth, MA 02540-3851
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Falmouth
  • Phone Number: 508 540 7758

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