DJ’s Clam Shack was created in late 2009 when two lower keys restaurateurs decided to combine 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, with its variety and incredible bounty of seafood, a recipe for success begins to emerge. The partners agreed that bringing traditional northern and southern sea fare together would interest people but they would have to combine only freshest and highest quality ingredients and find a way to keep prices reasonable. A small store in the middle of old town was selected and innovative “cone” packaging was added to complete one of the best traditional seafood experiences in the country.