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"In the tony Cape Cod town of Brewster, there are several fine clam shacks, and Cobie's is at the top of that list. Housed in a tastefully whitewashed shack at a bend in Route 6A, this place has heavenly fried clams, juicy burgers, thick milk shakes, and a great cold lobster roll made with knuckle meat only. The ice cream stand, with more than 30 flavors of hard and soft ice cream, makes for a great dessert or mid-afternoon snack spot. Brewster, MA."

Yankee Magazine "10 Best Clam Shacks in New England," June, 2014


"Pick your passion: salty or sweet. There's a steady stream of people in the two lines at this small, window-only restaurant. The left lane is for hot, grilled, and fried seafood specialties; the right lane, for hand-scooped, big-as-your-face gourmet ice cream cones. Under the covered eating area, plastic benches are filled with families sharing baskets of fried clams coated in just enough batter to be addictive. And then there's the New England--style lobster roll: monstrous hunks of tender meat served cold with crisp celery—the way it's been done at Cobie's for almost 30 years."

Coastal Living "Our Favorite Seafood Dives of 2014," May, 2014


"Our first night on the Cape, we always hit Cobies, a classic, beloved clam shack at the end of Linnell Landing. In business since 1948, it's a local landmark. Though just a kitchen and a deck full of picnic tables, the families packed in around those tables — even after Labor Day — are all the advertisement it needs."

Newark Star Ledger "Kid's Dig Cape Cod," August 18, 2013


"This picture perfect clam shack has been dishing out exemplary fried clams, lobster rolls, footlong hot dogs, frappes and all the other beloved staples of summer since 1948."

Frommers Guide (2009)


"This is the quintessential Cape Cod clam-shack experience: nothing but takeout, paper plates, picnic tables and lots of golden fried clams. Cobie's famous clam plate comes heaped with batter-encrusted shellfish so fresh you can almost taste the sea. Sides of tender French fries and coleslaw complement the overflowing plate of clams. Fish and chips, clam strip, scallop and shrimp rolls are other highlights, each fresh and cooked to perfection. Footlong hot dogs, charbroiled Black Angus burgers and grilled chicken sandwiches provide a turf alternative to the surf specialties. There are also whole wheat wraps, hot panini sandwiches and fresh salads. Top it off with friendly service by a crew of eager youngsters and a clean outdoor dining area, and you have the type of Cape Cod dining experience that many crave."

Editor's Choice Award
Cape Cod Travel Guide
(Spring/Summer 2007)


"...Cobies keeps things commendably simple. On the flower-decked patio, I indulged in the fish & chips. The breading is just enough to complement but not overpower the flaky and flavorful fish. The lobster rolls are generously stuffed."

Washington Post - Travel Section (byline Phwong Ly)
Sunday, August 5, 2007


"Along a leafy stretch of Route 6A is Cobies, an old-fashioned, neighborly roadside stand that serves up sandwiches, lobster rolls, frappes and seafood platters at picnic tables in the open air. Very clean and polite, Cobies is as wholesomely American as the smiles behind the counter and the Stars and Stripes waving out front. The clams are tasty, too."

Boston Magazine (1996)


"Best Clam Shack on the Lower Cape…"

Cape Cod Life (1996-2004)


"Cobies is a great spot for food on the run and sustenance for ravenous bikers from the Rail Trail. Across the pick-up counter of this Cape clam shack pass baskets of succulent fried clams and sweet onion rings, together with charcoal grilled burgers and footlong hot dogs. Picnic benches are provided, and of course, there are ice cream cones for dessert."

Cape Cod Travel Guide (1997 Edition)

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