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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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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“hush puppies” (57 reviews)
“clams” (41 reviews)
“seafood” (102 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6468 Lankford Highway, Route 13, Nassawadox, VA 23413
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth the money and the travel. Anytime we go down this way, we make sure to visit and it never disappoints. Even my picky children love it and want to go every single time.

Thank Stahlko
Reviewed 1 week ago

Why go to Baltimore when crab cakes are better and cheaper here. Great service in a funky crab shack. Make sure and check out table spices, excellent. Will return.

Thank Carmine C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were on our way home from the OBX, and stopped for lunch. The food was fabulous.... as was the staff & other customers!! I’m not much on hush puppies, but man were they good!!! We wish it wasn’t so far away, it would become...More

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't know how this place could have this excellent rating!! We have lived on the Chesapeake Bay for many years and have harvested and eaten local seafood at home and have eaten in many restaurants and this place was about the worst ever. I...More

Thank hidollar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely the best seafood around. Great friendly service. Excellent desserts. Wonderful place to stop when traveling thru. A must stop to eat.

Thank Anecia M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an amazing place. Saw it advertised by their sign on the way to Assateague Island and decided to stop on the way back. The food was absolutely amazing! Fresh, fresh seafood. Scallops were the size of the bottom of a wine glass. Calamari was...More

Thank janelle h
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Seafood mixture...clams and oysters in particular...were good. Ambience was reflected in the building...

Thank Sidney F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Looking for something different, we stopped by the Clam Shack on the way back from Williamsburg, VA. The whole family enjoyed their lunch. Great food at a reasonable price. Everything tasted freshly made. The server couldn't have been any nicer. We also liked that we...More

Thank OceanCity21842
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The four of us stop here for lunch each year on our way to Salisbury MD. We are always seated quickly regardless of the time. We have found they have the freshest seafood on highway 13. I nearly always get their fried oysters; they are...More

Thank pez-oz33
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted to try a different place for lunch on our way home. The place is cute clam shack chic! Had the Shack Seafood Sampler: great oysters, shrimp, clams and scallop and hubby had the oyster taco special! Both were fresh and quite ample portions. Definitely...More

Thank Quilterbee2016
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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
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
Local cuisine, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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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