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“Great Place” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Seafood Sam's On The Canal

Seafood Sam's On The Canal
Ranked #9 of 64 Restaurants in Sandwich
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2014

love this place. the food is wonderful, come here every year for their whole belly clam platter. Clams are huge and delicious. prices are perfect when you are watching your spending while on vacation

Visited June 2014
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English first
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Fried clams”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2014

It's a cafeteria type place. Place your order at the counter and pick it up when ready. They are known for their fried clams. Stick with them. The fried clams were great. But no one else in our party of 8 enjoyed their food. Onion rings were soggy. Lobster was mushy. Just stick with the fried clams as I said before.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Debbie T
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Boston
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“We go back every year!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2014

Nicely executed, extremely fresh fried seafood and fish and chips. They also have some baked and broiled offerings, but we have never tried those. The "fish" in the "fish and chips" here is haddock, my favorite, and in my quest for the perfect fried haddock, I have not found better. The chips are rather mediocre frozen french fries, but at least they no longer have those reprehensible batter-coated fries they had last year. (Please consider using fresh potatoes with the skins on for your fries!) Husband loves the fried scallops. Everything tastes even better after a long bike ride along the Cape Cod Canal.
Counter service. Reasonable prices compared to similar food offerings elsewhere. There's a bar here, too. A back deck allows you to see the Cape Cod Canal around and between various other nearby structures. My only complaint is that the tables and condiments have a somewhat greasy feel to them, but hey: it's a fried seafood joint.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BostonDiner
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Somerville, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Good seafood at reasonable prices”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2014

Seafood Sam's has good seafood at reasonable prices. You order at the counter and then choose your own table to sit at, many of which have nice views of the Cape Cod Canal. You can also take your order to-go and eat on the waterfront at the Canal visitor's center, just across the parking lot.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Greg W
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San Antonio, Texas
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93 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Good Seafood”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2014

Seafood Sam's is a typical order at-the-counter restaurant. The Seafood platter and the fish and chips were both fried to perfection. I would definitely go back for more on my next visit to the Cape.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank LindanSAT
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