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BEST Clam Shack, marthas vineyard

2011 BEST Clam Shack, Martha's Vineyard

The Bite

Chilmark

If the location in Menemsha’s western cove feels a bit desolate, rest assured: The Bite’s bright blue picnic tables will beckon like a desert oasis. You’ll quickly find yourself tearing through brown paper bags turned translucent with grease to get… read more»

2007 BEST Clam Shack, Martha's Vineyard

The Net Result

Vineyard Haven

Can a place that rolls sushi really be considered a clam shack? For the Net Result, we’ll bend the rules. The legendary Vineyard Haven fish market deals in only the freshest catch—its suppliers drop off their hauls several times a… read more»

2006 BEST Clam Shack, Martha's Vineyard
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The Bite

Chilmark

Don’t snub this rickety shack without a taste test. The Bite experience is as succinct as this tiny clam stand’s name suggests. Patrons pull over to the up-island roadside stop for quick orders of creamy quahog chowder and fried clams,… read more»

2004 BEST Clam Shack, Martha's Vineyard

Giordano’s Restaurant

Oak Bluffs

Before you board the ferry in Oak Bluffs, make time for one more taste of island living at its greasy, salty, satisfying best: a cardboard box full of Giordano’s fried clams. Housed in a no-frills walk-up stand (there are a… read more»