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Real Cape Cod Seafood location

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Real Cape Cod Seafood location

40 years ago there used to be Clam Shacks that we're really Clam Shacks. I want to find a rustic place that still serves good portions of delicious clams with bellies that come from Cape Cod. Scallops Etc any ideas? Preferably mid-cape.

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1. Re: Real Cape Cod Seafood location

Real Clam Shack = The Clam Shack in Falmouth at Clinton and the Falmouth Harbor.

Mid-Cape in Dennis - Sesuit Harbor Cafe on the water inside the marina in Dennis, al fresco (like The Clam Shack), cash only, BYOB, open BLD. Busy, you'll probably have a wait but it's worth it.

In a building that does not look like a shack but with plenty of fried seafood is Kreme n Kone at the SE corner of Rt 28 and Rt 134 West Dennis.

in which town will you be staying? There are additional places that may suit depending on your location.

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2. Re: Real Cape Cod Seafood location

And, though not much to look at, Wee Packet in Dennis Port just east of Sundae School homemade ice cream (Sea St. and Lower County) is one of the few places that offers the small local bay scallops. It's an unusual many decades old place so you may have heard of it Ashley.

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3. Re: Real Cape Cod Seafood location

Spanky's Clam Shack in Hyannis.

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4. Re: Real Cape Cod Seafood location

I like going to the fishing pier in Chatham. There is a little hole in the wall there where you can order fried fish (clams, scallops, fish) or you can buy it raw to cook at home.

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5. Re: Real Cape Cod Seafood location

Not what I'd call a little clam shack but Arnold's in Eastham has delicious fried clams and other seafood.

Don't go to Sir Cricket's in Orleans.

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6. Re: Real Cape Cod Seafood location

One other suggestion is Seafood Sams in S. Yarmouth. Not a clam shack, but good seafood and very low key. You order at the counter and wait for your food.

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7. Re: Real Cape Cod Seafood location

Mac's Seafood on the pier in Wellfleet is a "feet-in-the-sand" clam shack with fresh local seafood. Also, Moby Dick in Wellfleet. Captain Cass on the harbor in Orleans and of course, the Friendly Fisherman and Arnolds in Eastham. All very noteworthy for their local food and rustic atmosphere.

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