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Clam Castle

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1324 Boston Post Rd, Madison, CT 06443-3454
+1 203-245-4911
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Madison, Connecticut
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lived in this town for a dozen years and finally gave this place a shot. It was surprisingly good. This region is rife with fried seafood joints, and the Clam Castle, or as it is now known, Donahue's Clam Castle, stacks up favorably. It is a true clam shack in the traditional mold. It apparently started out as a hut... More 

Thank craig c
Middletown, Connecticut
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82 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best I've had, CT style, warm buttered frank roll. I may not agree with Jacques Pepin on everything, but on this he was right.

Thank johnahere
Bozrah, Connecticut
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

There seem to be a lot of places sort of like this in Connecticut so, when one stands out, it's worth mentioning. We kind of stopped in on a whim and were initially concerned about our decision - the kind of place that looks mostly clean, the tiny restroom is accessible from outside only, there's a lot on the menu... More 

Thank SteveWatson0522
New Canaan, CT
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73 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

As mentioned in other reviews, I am a fried clam fan! These are the best and this place is frequented by Jacques Pepin- I mean, really!?! Great chowder and bisque too.

Thank jtperreca
Meriden, CT
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Very informal right on Route 1Chowder and whole belly clams are great Both inside and outside dining.

Thank BobSMeriden_CT
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

This is a little gem .Great customer service very pleasant and helpful.The food tasted great and the portions more than enough.

Thank Carmen R
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Great fish tacos...good service...whole belly clams so tough they could not be eaten. Too bad as the lication ang overall price were good.

Thank Martha K
East Haven, Connecticut
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Clam Castle has gotten so much better in the last year or so. Before i would have given it 4 stars now it deserves a 5. The description of the fried items say "golden" they sure are , cooked perfectly! We had Fried shrimp and whole belly clams. Large portions and decent prices. I love the outside tables and the... More 

Thank Diane F
Hamden, Connecticut
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322 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Hi Again Folks, When ever I get the chance - once or twice a year - I go to the Clam Castle. Boy is this place worth the trip! This is not a chain. It is one of those shore "One Of" places that makes Summer in CT such a joy. The menu is huge, the kitchen is fast and... More 

Thank OldeBear
Torrington, Connecticut
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Great fresh seafood! Service was faster than expected. Limited parking, many patrons parked across the street and walked over.

Thank LeighErica

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1324 Boston Post Rd, Madison, CT 06443-3454
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 203-245-4911

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