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The Great Machipongo Clam Shack

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6468 Lankford Highway, Route 13, Nassawadox, VA 23413
757 442-3800
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Stevensville, Maryland
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped in for lunch yesterday on our way back from North Carolina. My husband & I both got the Joes seafood basket and enjoyed it very much. Wish this place was closer to our home. Every time we visit I kick myself for not having an empty cooler to take home extra clams. Remember the cooler and make sure... More 

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Thank dkwils0n
Jersey Shore
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87 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After many times passing this place by, I thought I'd check out the TA Reviews before my latest trip. I was surprised by the number of glowing reviews so we decided to give it a try. Upon entering, we were pleased to see a fiddle and banjo duo on the corner bandstand so that set the tone for the meal... More 

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Jean M, Owner at The Great Machipongo Clam Shack, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your meal with us! Sorry for the "awkward" moments. That is not our norm! We'll look forward to seeing you again and hopefully everything will be in its proper place! Thanks for taking the time to review! More 

Staunton, Virginia
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407 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here on July 30. While there was a little bit of a wait, it was worth it. Our waitress was so friendly. We had the coconut shrimp dinner special, the crab cake dinner, kids chicken strips, and kids chicken and cheese quesadilla. Our food was served in a timely fashion and everything was delicious. They had live music... More 

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1 Thank dbae27
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch between Philly and outer banks- great seafood, wonderful service. Great value for the dollar. Hope to stop on our way back

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1 Thank marshalldown
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here for the oysters and cocktails. The oysters did not disappoint. Also had a bowl of she crab soup. I found it to be average. Service was okay. Just happened to be open mike night. Really enjoyed this. Great atmosphere and reasonable prices.

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Thank Rosalind H
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great little get away A must stop to see the inside oft he restaurant and taste the variety of seafood that if offered whether baked boiled or fried. I ordered a variety of food just to taste all of the varieties. The taste of the food was also very good.

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1 Thank Rosemarie K
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had we known just how good this was, we would have gone more than once during our week stay. They offer an appetizer of fried seafood- generous enough for a dinner! Homemade side dishes and huge variety on menu. Everything was good.

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1 Thank greenrobin713
Charleston, South Carolina
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216 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So many crappy options when headed from Va to De, but this is not 1 of them! Fresh seafood, fab soup, friendly staff and reasonable prices. Give it a try, u won't be sorry!

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had lunch yesterday at The Great Machipongo Clam Shack. Food was excellent, the place was clean and the service was great. You can't go wrong here.

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Frederick
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here for dinner after reading about it on TA, We're a little surprised to find it in a old McDonalds building. They even kept the drive through in use ! You will not be disappointed. I had crab cakes which were good, but still don't match up to Maryland crab cakes (sorry, guess I'm a crab cake snob).... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6468 Lankford Highway, Route 13, Nassawadox, VA 23413
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Nassawadox
  • Phone Number: 757 442-3800

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