Fried whole belly clams (way better than clam strips) are a Cape Cod culinary masterpiece not to be missed on your next visit to our lovely peninsula. While fried clams are served at many Cape restaurants, it takes a true master to prepare these crispy mollusks to a divine level. In our humble opinion, the top three places to taste this treat from the sea are…

 

Captain Frosty’s Fish & Chips

Honeysuckle Hill Inn West Barnstable MALocated on Route 6A in Dennis, approximately 20 minutes from Honeysuckle Hill Inn, this little roadside shack has been dishing out fresh and tasty seafood for over 40 years. From first-hand experience, we can honestly say their fried clams are superb. Stand in line, place your order, sit outside in their comfy patio, and your order will be brought to you pronto. They are also renowned for their hand-cut onion rings and clam cakes. Captain Frosty’s has become a Cape Cod tradition for many visitors – why not make it yours, as well?

Honeysuckle Hill Inn West Barnstable MA

Seafood Sam’s – Sandwich
Honeysuckle Hill Inn West Barnstable MA

Seafood Sam’s Sandwich

Located smack dab on the Cape Cod Canal, 15 minutes from our inn, this casual and popular spot has been serving excellent seafood since 1974. Place your order at the counter, get your buzzer, and wait to be “buzzed” to pick up your fried clam masterpiece. Besides fried clams, they also serve a full variety of fried and baked seafood, along with terrific (and reasonably priced) lobster rolls. Due to its location, you will be treated with an excellent view of the canal – great for people and boating watching. Fried clams with a water view – what could be better?

Honeysuckle Hill Inn West Barnstable MA

Osterville Fish, TOO

Honeysuckle Hill Inn West Barnstable MA

This traditional clam shack is located in Barnstable Harbor, next door to one of our other favorite seafood restaurants Mattakeese Wharf. It only takes about a 12-minute drive from our inn to reach this fried seafood oasis. Place your order at the window, take a seat at one of the picnic tables on the outside covered patio, and wait in anticipation for some great fried clams (as well as other delicacies from the sea). Service is quick, and you won’t be disappointed. Also located next to Barnstable Harbor Ecotours and Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises, Osterville Fish, TOO provides a convenient stopping point for a great meal after a day of enjoying the local flora and fauna or some whale watching.

Honeysuckle Hill Inn West Barnstable MA

Honeysuckle Hill Inn West Barnstable MA