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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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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“hush puppies” (60 reviews)
“clams” (43 reviews)
“seafood” (107 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6468 Lankford Highway, Route 13, Nassawadox, VA 23413
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Reviewed today

I loved my fried oysters. Figured a ‘hippie’ restaurant would have good salad greens, and they did, so I ordered a salad for one of my sides. Sweet potato fries were good too, but those sweet oysters... yum! My husband had broiled scallops and said...More

Thank Laurie T
Reviewed 6 days ago

Been driving by this place for years and decided to stop for lunch. Great idea as this place is truly a hidden gem. Friendly staff and nice inviting atmosphere. Our server Linda was excellent. We ordered the shack sampler, a mixture of fried oysters, shrimp,...More

Thank Dave I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some people will not be able to connect the clamshack ambiance of this remarkable place with the superb seafood dishes that they offer. It's the Eastern Shore, and that's all that needs to be said. It ain't fancy, but it's some of the best seafood...More

Thank reddyfeet
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stopped here before and been extremely happy. This time - not so much. The parking lot was almost full. Every table was taken. Two waitresses were scurrying around. And one cashier was dealing with a dim-wit woman. Three people ahead of us. After...More

Thank John I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Driving north, stopped here because we had done so previously, and were well pleased. This time was a bit disappointing. Previously has a good selection of vegetables. Today it was Lima beans, period. The clam chowder had good broth, but large chewy (not tender) clams....More

Thank Fred F
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed great genuine eastern shore seafood. I had the crab cake on English muffin with was two cakes with melted cheese. Not only was the crab delicious but the English muffin was one of the best. My husband had fried oysters which were also nicely...More

Thank Rosemary1810
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

We had Fantastic Fried Oysters Shrimp and Scallops! We will definitely be returning to this restaurant!!!

Thank maggs6dogs
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Well worth the money and the travel. Anytime we go down this way, we make sure to visit and it never disappoints. Even my picky children love it and want to go every single time.

Thank Stahlko
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Why go to Baltimore when crab cakes are better and cheaper here. Great service in a funky crab shack. Make sure and check out table spices, excellent. Will return.

Thank Carmine C
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

We were on our way home from the OBX, and stopped for lunch. The food was fabulous.... as was the staff & other customers!! I’m not much on hush puppies, but man were they good!!! We wish it wasn’t so far away, it would become...More

Thank Susan H
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22 November 2017|
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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
  • Value
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, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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