Clam Shack

Clam Shack | Lobster Pound | Roadside Stand | Street Food
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Lobster roll nirvana! Meat from a one-pound lobster is picked from the shell in immense pieces (no shreds here), loaded into a locally baked roll, then drizzled with melted butter (or, if you wish, dolloped with mayonnaise). It is not a huge sandwich, dimensionally speaking, but its flavor is immeasurable.

From a full menu of fried seafood (as well as hot dogs and hamburgers), fried clams are the stand-out: whole belly critters that perfectly balance crunch and goo. Whole lobster dinners are available from the seafood market next door.

It is up to the customer to find a place to eat food once it is retrieved from the window of the shack. Many people just loiter on the sidewalk and eat standing up. Also, there are a couple of benches in back with a lovely view of the water. They are conveniently located in a shady area, but put you in harm’s way of the gull pirates who would swoop down and steal a clam or even a chunk of lobster out of the roll if you leave it unguarded.

What to Eat
Clam Shack, Lobster Roll
Lobster Roll
Must-Try
No shortage of sweet meat in this lobster roll
Clam Shack, Fried Clams
Fried Clams
Must-Try
Exemplary Yankee summer shoreline whole-belly fried clams
Clam Shack, Clam Roll
Clam Roll
Must-Try
Nominally a sandwich, the clam roll overflows.
Directions and Hours
open now
Sunday11 am - 8 pm
Monday11 am - 8 pm
Tuesday11 am - 8 pm
Wednesday11 am - 8 pm
Thursday11 am - 8 pm
Friday11 am - 8 pm
Saturday11 am - 8 pm
Information
Price
$$
Seasons
Summer
Meals Served
Lunch
Credit Cards Accepted
No
Alcohol Served
No
Outdoor Seating
No
Website

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