Great clam shacks
Captain Scott's Lobster Dock is one of Great clam shacks.

1. Captain Scott's Lobster Dock

80 Hamilton St, New London, CT
Seafood Restaurant · 57 tips and reviews This family-owned restaurant with views of Shaw’s Cove marinas is known for the large amount of lobster they put in a lobster roll. And the fish market is open 7 days. Read more.

The Beach Plum is one of Great clam shacks.

2. The Beach Plum

17 Ocean Blvd, North Hampton, NH
American Restaurant · 28 tips and reviews The Beach Plum serves 78 ice cream and frozen yogurt flavors in addition to all manner of seafood. They were NECN's 2010 Best Lobster Roll in New England winner. Read more.

Thurston's Lobster Pound is one of Great clam shacks.

3. Thurston's Lobster Pound

9 Thurston Rd, Bernard, ME
Seafood Restaurant · 34 tips and reviews You can get clams and mussels by the pound at Thurston’s, as well as lobster and other seafood served “in the rough.” Watch the lobster boats come in, bringing the fresh catch that Thurston’s serves. Read more.

Mac's Shack is one of Great clam shacks.

4. Mac's Shack

91 Commercial St., Wellfleet, MA
Seafood Restaurant · 45 tips and reviews For a fancier take on the clam shack approach, Mac's Shack fits the bill, serving up sushi in addition to its coastal fare, but still on paper plates and plastic silverware. One of our NE favorites. Read more.

The Bite is one of Great clam shacks.

5. The Bite

29 Basin Rd (Menemsha), Chilmark, MA
Seafood Restaurant · 18 tips and reviews All food, including oysters, shrimp, and scallops, is fried to order, and if that has your nostrils and stomach needing an immediate fix, land one of the two picnic tables next door. Read more.

The Nantucket Lobster Trap is one of Great clam shacks.

6. The Nantucket Lobster Trap

23 Washington St, Nantucket, MA
Seafood Restaurant · 10 tips and reviews The bare-bones, rustic feel may not play well with the island's hoity-toity crowd, but that's reason enough to set out for this Nantucket shack. Let them back you a picnic, Read more.

Clam Shack is one of Great clam shacks.

7. Clam Shack

227 Clinton Ave, Falmouth, MA
Seafood Restaurant · 12 tips and reviews Situated adjacent to Falmouth Harbor, the clams and scallops are fresh and made to order. No frills here, which is exactly the way the clam shack experience should be. Read more.

Cooke's seafood restaurant is one of Great clam shacks.

8. Cooke's seafood restaurant

1120 Iyannough Rd, Hyannis, MA
Seafood Restaurant · 21 tips and reviews It would be easy to dismiss Cooke's as just another chain seafood restaurant. But that's not the case, as locals and tourists alike rave about a place with great food without the rustic elements. Read more.