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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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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“clams” (47 reviews)
“seafood” (121 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6468 Lankford Highway, Route 13, Nassawadox, VA 23413
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had dinner this Sunday night with family members. My family and my in-laws had both been to this restaurant before on other trips and had a positive experience. Unfortunately this was not the case tonight. Food was extremely delayed, calamari had a burnt smell and...More

Thank Douglas E
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

After a long drive, we wanted local seafood. GMCS was busy but we were seated within 10 minutes and put in our order soon after. We had to wait about 30 minutes for our food but there are signs all over the restaurant that state...More

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I highly recommend this restaurant! I was in the area and am so glad that I read the reviews. I ordered the crabmeat stuffed shrimp, and it was scrumptious! I had planned to save half of it for later, but I cleaned my plate! I’d...More

Thank debynell
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great seafood at great prices. Customer Service is also excellent. We stop at the "Clam Shack" each time we visit the Eastern Shore of Virginia. They even have live music on Friday and Saturday nights.

Thank 34704BoBo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You have to stop in for breakfast, lunch or dinner. We hit about 11am for brunch. Wife had gluten free crab cake, outstanding! I had burger with bacon, cheese and fried oysters, perfect. Store has many nice spices, we picked up 2, and sauces. This...More

Thank JResvcs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The GM Clam Shack is unassuming but it offers some great seafood. We had 2 dogs with us and they served us on the outdoor picnic tables which was perfect. We had calamari and onion ring appetizers. The main course scallops, crab cakes, and shrimp...More

Thank Alan S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It could have been great, an old McDonald’s with tons of fish to take home and cook and a nice menu. But, the staff is cold, they don’t care if you are there at all. My daughter got a bad crab cake which caused her...More

Thank Fritz_the_1st
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here by chance and it will be on our list of places to stop forever. The charm and quirkiness were adorable and the food was absolutely delicious...wonderful place!

Thank Marie P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food & service. Enjoyed the funky atmosphere too! We stopped on our way on a fluke & are glad we did. They accommodated my food allergies with no difficulty.

1  Thank lshipley2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were staying on the eastern shore for a couple of nights for our anniversary. Since we were within 15 miles or so of this place, we knew we had to swing by again. Get the she-crab soup. It’s delicious- you won’t...More

1  Thank courtleister
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November 21, 2017|
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Response from acnc | Reviewed this property |
The seafood stock is augmented with frozen stock when needed or the item is off the menu. I don't think anyone would have a problem finding a tasty meal
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
Large groups, Local cuisine, 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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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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