This Great ...Clam "Shack" is a true bit of the shore. Owned and operated by commercial watermen, it boasts some of the very best seafood, gifts, T shirts and some locally born and bred novelty items. They will ship anywhere overnight, quality guaranteed!
Winter Hours: 10 am - 5 pm
Summer Hours: 9 am - 6 pm
They are currently in the process of opening a second location in Nassawadox VA.
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THE GREAT MACHIPONGO CLAM SHACK
"An Eastern Shore Delicacy"
The Barrier Island Lil' Neck Clam tm
Cloistered betwixt the mantles of these Great Clams, lay the heart of this wonderful delicacy. For hundreds of years, this treasure was not only consumed , but traded as "Wampum" or red cash by the Chesopean,Pamunky and Powatan Indians. So highly valued, its final resting places have been found as far away as the burial mounds of the Great Plains Indians. Quite a feat to have traveled so far from its humble beginings on the Barrier Islands of the Chesapeake Bay.
Cultured from the finest native hard clams, our Barrier Island clams are grown up for two years on beds adjacent to the Biosphere Reserve, arguably one of the most well managed and preserved bodies of water in the USA today. Virginias Coast Reserve area is known for its' pristine waters, home to numerous species of shrimp, crabs,fish and turtles, frequently referred to as the birthplace of the Atlantic.