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“Fried seafood done right”

Mac’s On the Pier
Ranked #13 of 48 Restaurants in Wellfleet
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$11 - US$18
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Description: Order at the window. Send the kids to scout a table on the sand. This is the place for a plate of fried clams with a slow summer sunset on the side. Steamers with broth and drawn butter, a lobster roll, a fried fish sandwich, onion rings--they're Cape Cod classics for a reason. There may be nothing better. But here's satisfaction for those who might crave something else: grilled tuna with summer vegetables and ponzu, a scallop burrito, fish tacos, Caribbean fish stew. And ICE CREAM, of course: sundaes and frappes, soft-serve and scooped - served every night until 9:30 pm. Our honest-to-goodness clam shack. Right on Wellfleet harbor, next to our original fish market.
Reviewed 4 September 2013

Returned to Mac's on the Wellfleet Pier twice during our vacation. Be aware that this is a seafood shack. The seating is outside under umbrellas on picnic tables. The bathroom is across the parking lot near the Harbormaster's building.

Over the 2 visits we sampled the fried oysters (best I've had since my childhood on Long Island -sweet, juicy, perfectly cooked), full fried clams (large, and evenly battered), kale soup (generous amounts of sausage and kale though not the depth of flavor you'd get at other restaurants) and steamers (large, sweet - add butter yum!).

Fresh, quality seafood is not cheap and you will pay upwards of $40-$50 for 2.

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Reviewed 24 August 2013

Wife, and I stopped at Welfleet Harbor for a bite to eat coming back from Race Point in Provincetown. I had a small order of whole clams, although pricey they were very tasty. My wife who is not a seafood lover had a burger, which was well prepared. A side order of onion rings (hand breaded) were good as well. Picnic tables, with umbrellas were off to the side where we dined. Self serve for condiments, tartar sauce, ketchup, etc. All in all, not a bad experience. Kayakers were in the harbor as we were eating our meal. Very informal. As stated previously the clams I felt, were overpriced, but hey, we were on vacation, and the place was right on the water.

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Thank Dennis G
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Reviewed 20 August 2013

Went to Mac's on The Pier after it was recommended to me. Had the fried scallops and was pleasantly surprised that they weren't coated in batter. They were perfectly done and piping hot. The wait was a little long but it was worth it. The seating area is completely outdoors (not so great if it's raining) and what a view of the bay!!! I would go back.

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Reviewed 15 August 2013

Great raw bar dinner!!! Great outdoor eating and loved the vibe!!! It's also lovely for children. You won't be disappointed if you like raw bar food. I enjoyed it a great deal. It was ready quickly and we also enjoyed the sea bass special wi summer vegetables and rice. Yummy!!!

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Thank Franz255
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Reviewed 11 August 2013

Right at the Wellfleet Town Pier and literally on Mayo Beach a fun place to bring the kids or a date for a casual and tasty meal and ice cream.

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Thank JAG596
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