Bill Smith's Famous Clambakes

We offer three Clambake options - Choose the one that works best for you!



Monday through Thursday is the equivalent of 15 adult guests.
Friday through Sunday and major Holidays the equivalent of 20 adult guests

The CASUAL CATERED CLAMBAKE is designed for a laid-back, fun party such as family reunions, friendly get-togethers, wedding rehearsal dinners and casual business functions.

In spirit, the Casual Catered Clambake is similar to a picnic or a back-yard barbecue with casual seating and buffet style food service on Chinet platters, with plastic cutlery, paper napkins, etc. Blankets or beach chairs are great for your beach party while the same type of seating you would use for an at-home barbeque works wonderfully well in your yard or function hall.

The Casual Catered Clambake is great for your back yard, the beach or wherever you decide to hold your party.  The Casual option works to give you an event that your guests will talk about for years to come.




Our minimum to reserve a Full Service Clambake is the equivalent of 30 ADULT guests

The FULL SERVICE CLAMBAKE is a perfect choice for wedding receptions, some corporate functions and formal celebrations. This classy-but-casual party uses tables, chairs, linens, china, glassware, metal cutlery, etc.  Your Full Service clambake should be held either in a hall or under a tent so that the long-planned event is not subject to the vagaries of weather. We do not recommend formal events at a beach setting.

When you want elegance without being stuffy, you want the never-to-be-forgotten Full Service Clambake offered by Bill Smith's Martha's Vineyard Clambake Co



The Unique


We require a minimum equivalent to 6 portions to reserve a Clambake-to-Go

Our Unique CLAMBAKE-TO-GO is a delightfully fun do-it-yourself clambake for groups as small as six persons.

We prepare everything you need and place it in two kettles: one for the chowder and one for the clambake.  You pick them up from our commercial kitchen on the afternoon of the day you booked them, together with a high speed burner, a tank of propane and everything else you need for a fabulous picnic. Then off you go to a beach or your summer cottage for the fun of a do-it-yourself clambake.

We can usually book a Clambake-to-Go within 48 hours of request EXCEPT for holidays and July or August weekends.