Bill Smith's Famous Clambakes

Serving Martha's Vineyard for over 60 years!

Welcome to the 'Bill Smith' Experience

Bill Smith's has been the 'Vineyarder's preferred choice' as their clambake caterers for over 60 years.  We specialize in Clambakes - and we do them very well! (We also offer other catering options).

Whether you are looking for a unique party experience at home or on the beach with family or friends, or are planning a wedding for 30 to 3,000 guests, a 'Bill Smith's' Clambake will give your guests an experience in dining they will talk about for years to come.


 

Best of Vineyard awards
We have won a "Best of Vineyard" award from the prestigious Martha's Vineyard Magazine every year there was a Best Clambakes category since 1996.

Options for your Clambake Event


THE CASUAL CATERED CLAMBAKE

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Our most popular style is designed for a laid-back, fun party such as family reunions, friendly get-togethers, wedding rehearsal dinners and casual business functions. In spirit, it is similar to a picnic or a back-yard party with casual seating and buffet style food service. 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. 

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THE FULL-SERVICE CLAMBAKE

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Full-service is designed for special occasions, such as wedding receptions, corporate functions, special anniversaries, etc. The Full-service function is usually planned with linen table covers and napkins, glassware, metal cutlery, china or glass table service, chairs and tables, etc. The Full-service motif requires a tent or an indoor function room of some type. We do not recommend Full-service clambakes at beach locations.


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OUR UNIQUE
CLAMBAKE-TO-GO

Clambake to Go on the beach

The 'Go' option is a delightfully fun cook-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 it up from our commercial kitchen on the afternoon of the day you booked, 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.

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ARE YOU LOOKING FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT?

Other Options

Perhaps you were dreaming of a Surf-and-Turf? Do you have a special menu in mind? Let us know what you're thinking about and we'll put you in touch with our new Executive Chef.

You might be surprised at how flexible we have become!

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