D.J.’s Clam Shack was created in late 2009 when two Lower Keys restaurateurs, Jeff Gagnon and Doug Bell, decided to combine their years of experience to create easily accessible, fresh seafood on Duval St. in Key West. The newly formed partnership was steeped in rich northeast seafood tradition, one partner hailing from Ipswich, Massachusetts the other from Blue Point, New York. Mix in over forty years of living, fishing, and working the Florida Keys, a recipe for success began to emerge.Jeff and Doug agreed that bringing traditional northern and southern sea fare together would interest people, but only by combining the freshest and highest quality ingredients and keeping the prices reasonable. What started out from a small store in the middle of Old Town, has grown into a multi-location destination for seafood lovers. We’ve even been featured on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-In’s & Dives!