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2013 Best Clam Shack, Cape Cod

Sesuit Harbor Cafe

Dennis
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 […] read more»
2012 Best Clam Shack, Cape Cod

The Lobster Trap

Bourne
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 […] read more»
2011 Best Clam Shack, Cape Cod

Captain Frosty’s

Dennis
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 […] read more»
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. […] read more»
2007 Best Clam Shack, Nantucket

Sayle’s Seafood

Nantucket
If it’s true that everything good is better fried, you plain can’t lose at Sayle’s. Diners choose from tasty fresh quahogs, steamers, and lobsters, and […] 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 […] read more»
2007 Best Clam Shack, Cape Cod

Captain Frosty’s

Dennis
Abandon all hope of squeezing into that teeny bikini after a feast at Captain Frosty’s, the pocket-size clam shack that’s been plying Mayflower and Corporation […] read more»
2006 Best Clam Shack, Martha's Vineyard

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 […] read more»
2006 Best Clam Shack, Nantucket

Sayle’s Seafood

Nantucket
No bivalve hut worth its sea salt is pretentious. So don’t expect glamour when you push through the swinging screen door. At $35 per person, […] read more»
2006 Best Clam Shack, Cape Cod

The Raw Bar

Mashpee
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 […] read more»
2005 Best Clam Shack, Cape Cod

Arnold’s Lobster & Clam Bar

Eastham
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, […] read more»
2005 Best Clam Shack, Martha's Vineyard

The takeout window at the Home Port

Menemsha
If it’s true that any activity is more fun on the beach and that all food tastes better fried, then the Home Port scores big. […] read more»
2005 Best Clam Shack, Nantucket

Sayle’s Seafood

Nantucket
More of a fish market than a dining destination, this Nantucket favorite deep-fries clams to crispy perfection. The crunch of the outer coating is followed […] read more»
2004 Best Clam Shack, Cape Cod

Arnold’s Lobster & Clam Bar

Eastham
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 […] read more»