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Dan's Clam Stand

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2315 N Sunshine Path, Crystal River, FL 34428-7852
+1 352-795-9081
Tue - Wed 11:00 - 20:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Detroit, Michigan USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This restaurant is truly a 'stand' - and there is nothing fancy about it. My wife had fried shrimp and I had fried clams. Both were fabulous and well worth a try. The batter was light and tasty. mmm!

Thank Martin G
Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Some place you wouldn't stop as a tourist or snow bird, but you should. Excellent food and a unique place to eat. The clams are local and fresh as are the other dishes, including the clam chowder. A value that mostly only locals are aware of.

Thank LoonHunt
Ocala, Florida
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199 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were there for a second visit recently and what a difference two months makes. Last visit the portions were plentiful and delicious. This time the portions were very small and the food tasted as if it had been fried in used motor oil. And is it customary to ask the customer if they are finished with their meal? One... More 

Thank HappyFloridians
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I stopped for my first visit and ordered a bunch of stuff to go. The place is weathered but that doesn't bother me It has some atmosphere. I ordered fried fresh clams, fried shrimp, hot peal and eat shrimp, hush puppies, and onion rings. The onion rings were good, the fried clams were very good. The shrimp had a good... More 

Thank Larry A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We always come here for lunch after visiting with manatees. Great seafood and reasonable prices with a wonderful staff!!

Thank Brandon H
Manning, South Carolina
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Dan's Clam stand in Crystal River. It was a nice night so we sat outside. We are from New England and expect our chowder to have lots of clams in it and to taste like clam chowder. My husband had the Manhattan and I had the New England chowder. We thought both were very good and clammy.... More 

Thank sukiehb
Drummond Island, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

We went for the burgers and we weren't disappointed. They were quite large and tasty. We were full after eating our burgers but had to take home a piece of key lime cheesecake. What a great decision! So unique and flavorful.

Thank Dot S
Tavares, Florida
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

We were looking for a fun place to bring 6 couples to share our 50th wedding anniversary. We stopped at Dan's Clam Stand and tries their whole belly clams. It was like being back in New England. When we came back with all our friends we were treated great with fast service and great food. Everyone was happy with their... More 

Thank bernicek546
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We were visiting and decided to try Dan's New England clam chowder. If you are looking for a bowl of yummy deliciousness, this is IT! Just don't spoil it with crackers. It is served hot and steamy with the right amount of potatoes and clam pieces. I wanted to lick my bowl! Thanks Dan for your Southern hospitality. You can... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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146 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

The server was great, the food was great. We chose to sit outside overlooking the roadway and Clam Haven RV Park. Our friends from New England love the Whole Belly Clams they serve here.

Thank HappyFloridians

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$35
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2315 N Sunshine Path, Crystal River, FL 34428-7852
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Crystal River
  • Phone Number: +1 352-795-9081
We are a Family Restaurant. We are Known for our Fried Shrimp Specials as well as the Best Hamburger in Citrus County. We
Feature New England Whole Belly Clams, New Bedford Scallops,
Maine Lobster. Alligator is also a Local favorite as well as
Raw clams And Oysters. Our Clam Chowda is Wicked Awesome!
Dan is from Manomet Mass.January 25th Dan's will be open for 20 years

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