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Spanky's Clam Shack & Seaside Saloon

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Certificate of Excellence

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly

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Oysters on the Half Shell
six Wellfleet oysters served on the half shell with lemon and the Cape's best cocktail sauce
Littlenecks on the Half Shell
six native clams served on the half shell with the Cape's best cocktail sauce
Chilled Shrimp Cocktail
five jumbo shrimp with the Cape's best cocktail sauce
Chilled Seaside Sampler
an assortment of chilled local seafood including oysters, littlenecks, shrimp
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 4 days ago

One of our very last stops of the vacation before leaving this lovely place called Cape Cod. Yet another word-of-mouth recommendation so I'll tell you how they did! Oh, we're still on the hunt for the best lobster roll in the land. Lol. Atmosphere/Appearance: Set...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank edweave95
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Spanky’s Clam Shack is a seafood restaurant and is located on Hyannis Harbor very close to the Hy-Line Harbor Ferry terminal. This restaurant is only open for lunch and dinner during the warmer months and closes in the winter. Spanky’s has lots of tables inside...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank rockyjoe
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Love it here!!! Food is great and it is on the water. We always go here when in Cape Cod! Apps are wonderful

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ekseaman
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Plan your visit ahead of time b/c this place is very popular, and rightly so. The food is really good and the portions are generous, plus it's right on the harbor in Hyannis. Our server was friendly & helpful with menu selections plus she helped...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Cincinnati-Vic
Reviewed 4 November 2018

If you are into fried everything, then this is the place for you. Normally the 4 of us don't eat fried food but did this time. It was good clam strips and fish and chips.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank annk126
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

My husband really enjoyed his stuffed lobster. I’m not a seafood lover so I ordered a steak. It was flavorless, and we both agreed the sour cream for my baked potato was off. The thought of the way it smelled still turns my stomach.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jessalayne
Reviewed 24 October 2018

I was back home visiting Cape Cod from the PNW, and took my brother and our family out for a birthday dinner to Spanky's. I got a stuffed quahog that was so, so good, and my mother and I shared a Seafood combo, that was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Candace98
Reviewed 23 October 2018

can't figure out why people like this place so much. We visited for dinner and the only thing I liked was the free parking. The place was run down and smelled bad (in a bad way, like old dish towels). Service was indifferent. The clam...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank sarainglenwood
Reviewed 22 October 2018

My husband and I went to Cape Cod for a long weekend. We stayed in Hyannis and we wanted a great seafood dinner. Spanky's was close to our hotel, and I liked what I saw on the online menu, so we decided to give them...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank well-traveled32
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

We ate here 3 nights and each night it was great. We sat at the bar and had some fab cocktails and a lovely chat with Jen who was looking after the bar Great food here and not expensive Got chatting to lots of interesting...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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19 October 2018|
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Response from PekepooEmma | Reviewed this property |
No they do not deliver but you miss the whole fun experience by not eating there ha! Hahahahaha It is on the harbor and you can eat both inside and out( casual, fun atmosphere) and you certainly can dress anyway you want to... More
4 August 2018|
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Response from soupinsandwich | Reviewed this property |
I do believe they have gluten-free options however I don't follow those guidelines so you'd best call to find out if it doesn't state on their website which it probably does. Good luck!
4 August 2018|
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Response from annes9232016 | Reviewed this property |
I wish I could help, but, honestly, since I order the same thing each time I visit I do not know for sure. I could only suggest you check their website or call them directly to be sure.
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