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The Great Machipongo Clam Shack

6468 Lankford Highway, Route 13, Nassawadox, VA 23413
+1 757-442-3800
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“clams” (41 reviews)
“hush puppies” (58 reviews)
“seafood” (95 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
American, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
6468 Lankford Highway, Route 13, Nassawadox, VA 23413
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stopped here to grab a "quick bite" on our road trip. Took 10 minutes to get seated, then 20 minutes to get our menus. We ordered a kids pizza, a fried clam basket, and a shrimp po boy. Nothing complicated. Food took an HOUR...More

Thank Mike V
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were headed home from Chincoteague Island & we stopped here for lunch. The food was good & you got a lot. I even carried half of mine home. Service was a little slow.

Thank Beachlvrgrl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Man that crab dip is too good to be true. Hands down the best lump crab I've had since I've been in Virginia. Actually ended up purchasing fresh crab meat and bringing some home!

Thank LexiMLH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great seafood sampler and the service was better then alot of the bigger restaurants,most definatly would reccomend this to anyone on the east coast

Thank Curt L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were trying to avoid traffic in the DC / Baltimore area on our way to Williamsburg and found this place to eat lunch, worth the detour!! The seafood is really really good. I had a platter with flounder, shrimp and scallops. These are done...More

Thank Marko78Aggie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been by this place numerous times never time to stop. We stopped and what a wonderful down home type restaurant with local seafood and other food prepared the way your Mom would have prepared it. The staff certainly makes you welcome and was very attentive....More

Thank tlb1013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food, don't judge the restaurant by the exterior. It's an old McDonalds converted into a seafood restaurant. You won't be disappointed. FOOD IS THE BEST AROUND!

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

The outside isn't the most appealing but the food was great. I was there around 5 and it was fairly busy. I had the "Joe's Seafood Sampler" that had shrimp, clams, scallops, cole slaw, and hush puppies. It was well cooked and served pretty quickly....More

Thank Sarah W
Reviewed May 21, 2017

this place hase great food with no fillers and everything local and handmade. The crab cakes were filled with wonderful crab and seasoning. Scallops were sweet and perfectly cooked. Loved the decor and the feel of the place.

Thank 249jmoor
Reviewed May 17, 2017 via mobile

A seafood lovers dream. Soft shelled crabs, fried oysters, hush puppies all super delicious. Additionally, they have freezers full of all sorts of fish, soft shelled crabs, frog legs, sea scallops, giant prawns, jumbo shrimp, bay scallops, etc. If you have come unprepared for buying...More

Thank Donna M
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
We been There and are driving by on April 22 want to stop again would like to know hours and the price for your king crab frozen to go
March 26, 2017|
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Response from Jean M | Property representative |
Our spring hours are until 8pm during the week and 9pm on weekends. Frozen King Crab is $29.99 per pound. We hope that answers your questions! If you need further info please call us at 757-442-3800. Happy travels and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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: +1 757-442-3800
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