Clam Shack

Clam Shack | Lobster Pound | Roadside Stand | Street Food
Worth driving from anywhere!

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
No shortage of sweet meat in this lobster roll
Clam Shack, Fried Clams
Fried Clams
Exemplary Yankee summer shoreline whole-belly fried clams
Clam Shack, Clam Roll
Clam Roll
Nominally a sandwich, the clam roll overflows.
Directions and Hours
closed 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
Meals Served
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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