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BEST Clam Shack, Cape Cod

2013 BEST Clam Shack, Cape Cod

Sesuit Harbor Cafe


Some of the fun that comes from visiting the Sesuit Harbor Cafe is just knowing where to find it (hint: it’s the buoy-covered shack next to the Dennis Yacht Club, past rows of boats stacked in the marina). The menu… read more»

2012 BEST Clam Shack, Cape Cod

The Lobster Trap


The golden whole-belly fried clams are worth an impromptu day trip. Add in the Buzzards Bay and Back River vistas, the newly built bar stocked with local brews, and the overstuffed lobster roll served on buttery brioche (yes, brioche), and… read more»

2011 BEST Clam Shack, Cape Cod

Captain Frosty’s


Last time we stopped at Captain Frosty’s, we spotted a crow flying off with a beakful of clam strips. Who can blame him? The shack’s golden, crisp clams are summer in a salty bite—and especially great when finished off with… read more»

2006 BEST Clam Shack, Cape Cod

The Raw Bar


Mashpee’s New Seabury is one of the Cape’s toniest communities, brimming with quaint shops, picture-perfect lawns, and crushed-seashell pathways. The Raw Bar, which dispenses cheap beer beneath bare-breasted mermaid memorabilia, is the one place locals and visitors can really let… read more»

2005 BEST Clam Shack, Cape Cod

Arnold’s Lobster & Clam Bar


Just as hot dogs are a Fenway favorite, it would be silly to skip clams on Cape Cod. And among the dozens of small shacks, Arnold’s remains a standout. This quality-conscious spot now has a dining room and screened-in patio—as… read more»

2004 BEST Clam Shack, Cape Cod

Arnold’s Lobster & Clam Bar


The long lines don’t lie: Arnold’s serves fried clams at their messy best alongside the fluffiest, tastiest onion rings we’ve ever eaten. The location doesn’t hurt either: It’s right on the Cape Cod Rail Trail, with picnic tables in the… read more»