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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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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fresh seafood” (29 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 3 days 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 4 days 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

I"m not sure we will ever head South on 13 and not plan it so we can stop in for a meal. Our early dinner was delicious and although I didn't purchase anything from the "fancy market" if you aren't from the Eastern Shore they...More

Thank Debra R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time we come down to Seashell Cottage in Cape Charles we enjoy a ride up north on R13 for a great seafood dinner. We always seem to order the same thing, broiled or fried seafood platter including, crabcakes, shrimp, scallops. It's always fresh and...More

Thank ShirleyE601
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a few days on the eastern Shore last week and stopped in to eat lunch here on our way to friends house. Seafood was fresh and well prepared. I had scallops and shrimp and my wife had fried oysters....both excellent. Service was outstanding. After...More

Thank tigerwhale
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the reasons we travel along the route less taken when traveling to Washington, DC or points further south is to take advantage of the Great Machipongo Clam Shack. My wife and I highly recommend a stop for a delicious meal with a variety...More

Thank Patrick C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a family traditional stop on our way from the Eastern Shore to Virginia Beach. It never disappoints. My oldest is nearly 9 and her favorite food is steamed clams. Theirs is her standard and her favorite. Fried oysters are amazing! Kids meal sizes...More

Thank wolfepack2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love the seafood! My boyfriend had an Oyster po'boy which was perfect. Oysters cooked just right. My crab cake sandwich was very good too. Hardly any filler if any. Great place!

Thank Patty K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for dinner on our way up the Eastern Shore to Ocean City. The full parking lot was our first hint it was going to be good. This was the unexpected "find" of our trip. Great prices, service and the freshest seafood I've had in...More

Thank Lori M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So glad I changed my mind. I don't consider myself a restaurant snob but the recommendation of this "local roadside gem" did nothing to prepare me for my first impression. On the Jersey shore, one would see a clam shack where fishing boats are docked...More

Thank wishuponadish
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22 November 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
27 March 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
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
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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