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Old Town
Seafood, Fast food, British, Scottish
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148 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1QS, Scotland
+44 131 225 4338
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The haggis supper is absolutely one of the best I have had I always come here everything I visit Edinburgh. I would recommend the Clamshell fish bar if you fancy haggis or fish supper 5* I will be back when I come to Edinburgh again.

Thank Linda B
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious delicacy available in many different chocolate bars! Seats out front to eat in or as most do u can takeaway. Offers a wide variety of takeaway food. Central location just up from the castle. Very happy pleasant nice staff to

Thank Emma L
Coventry, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We'd been walking for hours, including up to Arthur's Seat and back so we were really hungry and wanted to try the deep fried haggis. There are several restaurants that sell it but there's nothing quite as good as a chippy. The clamshell is a proper fish as chip shop. Mainly takeaway but there are s couple of tables outside... More 

Thank 832lisa68
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I'm in Edinburgh (not very often), I try and get to the ClamShell for a haggis supper. It never disappoints. There's not much I can say about a haggis supper, it's haggis and chips with salt and sauce. Reasonably priced, speedy service and good food. Lovely.

Thank KeithLM
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

I had to prove to my teenagers that deep fried Mars bars exist! So we bought ours from the Clam Shell. Nice, clean fish and chip shop with chairs and tables inside and out on the pavement.

Thank Liz R
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

I was visiting Edinburgh and went to the ClamShell around 2am for a snack last night. It just happened to be the first place I came across but I actually remember going a good few years ago for a deep-fried Mars bar... Last night was less exotic as I just went for chips and mushy peas (£3.60) then decided to... More 

Thank BabySinclair
Sainte Genevieve, Missouri
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118 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Stopped in here with the significant other twice while visiting Edinburgh! The place only has 4 seats along the wall at a high table. Most people get their food and take it home with them. The restaurant itself seemed to be dirty most of the time, floor and long table. It is a very confined space and can get very... More 

Thank Brad S
Norwich, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

I had a deep fried mars bar and deep fried pizza and they were great. I would definitely have another mars bar !

Thank Erin W
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132 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Our 2nd fried fish craving. Bene's was closed so we settled for this, without the chips. The fish was fresh and batter was nice. Nothing to fault. simple quick fix for our craving.

Thank beargoh
Melbourne, Australia
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301 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

A popular place for fish and chips, even for locals. Some items might be a shock to non Scots but it's always good quality.

Thank 8pairs

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$37 - US$37
Seafood, Fast food, British, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 148 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1QS, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 4338

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Old Town

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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