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“Great food and location on the beach.”

Mac’s On the Pier
Ranked #13 of 49 Restaurants in Wellfleet
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$11 - US$18
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
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 8 June 2014

The food is great and eating on a picnic table on the beach is a vacation tradition that you will surely want to do. The ice cream shop is a fitting end to a delicious meal. If you want to purchase fresh seafood to take home for cooking at a later time, then go around to the back to the fish market. Always great.

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Reviewed 8 June 2014

Excellent food. Service was not up to the standard that Mac usually has in his eateries. The inside seating can be noisy when the bar is open. But you will surely enjoy the food and fresh sushi.

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Reviewed 3 June 2014

We used to love this place but their prices have skyrocketed. Fine location. Order at the window and eat at picnic tables overlooking the Bay. Good lobster rolls, but Maurice's S on 6 has just as good gor 40% less. Food is fine, but prices out of line.

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Reviewed 2 June 2014

Mac's on the Pier shares the same space as the seafood market and it seems to be a bit of an institution with locals and vacationers. A window, a large menu and a lot of fresh seafood up for grabs. Seating at Mac's is either on the deck or out on the sand beneath brollies or the blaring sunshine. It was nice that the weather became sunnier as we headed north on the cape.

It was a trio of seafood dishes for us as we shaded ourselves and took in the grassy dunes and shimmering harbour. And then our order number was called. Small fried cod (11.99) and the first lobster roll (13.99) on this trip. The fish is just as it should be - flakey and juicy inside a crisp lightly crumbed coating.

The lobster roll was smaller than I was expecting. I guess being in the States had conditioned me to over-sized portions being the norm, but a roll 11cm long threw me a little. Not that I cared. I mean, look where we were. Sitting on sunny Cape Cod eating seafood by the harbour. As for the lobster, which was pretty generous by the way, it was beautifully fresh, juicy and lightly tossed in mayo dressing.

We almost left without trying the whole bellied clams (18.99). This is fried food at some of its best. A small portion was actually big enough as my eating companion wasn't all that keen on them. I, however, relished the crunchy little fella's. Being whole bellied means the gastrointestinal tract is left intact, adding more of an "ocean" flavour to the juicy molluscs. A spritz of lemon and dunk into tartare sauce is all they needed.

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Thank heneedsfood
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Reviewed 28 November 2013

The best lobster bisque and clam chowder in the area. We bought 2lb lobsters and they cooked them free. Excellent service and the freshest and best selection of seafood in the area.

Thank PK002
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