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Seafood Center of Maine Incorporated

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1181 Portland Rd, Route 1, Arundel, Arundel, ME 04005
(207) 985-7391
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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Visitor rating
  • 18
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Where all the locals go

Seafood Center is a real Maine experience. Most of the customers are locals who frequent the establishment. The menu offers a variety of fried local catch and a few other things for the non-seafood eaters in your party. My favorite are handmade clam cakes and are the best I've ever had! Their clam... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2014
Nancy C
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Scarborough, Maine
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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32 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Arundel, Maine
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We've lived in Maine long enough now to remember when hitting the Seafood Center was a great, quick meal out. The portions and the quality were excellent. Since the new owners have taken over, we no longer partake. Smaller portions, lower quality, shorter hours, and not open all winter. The owners need to take stock and reinvent themselves if even... More 

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Westford, Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We decided to give it another try as we really liked it before So we took our family there and was even more disappointed. The kids hotdog plate was so bad that my granddaughter only took one bite, an it was suppose to come with applesauce but never did and the fries were awful. We also had a couple of... More 

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Wayland, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We had dinner there recently and the fried shrimp and clams were awful. The shrimp were all batter and hardly visible shrimp. The shrimp were so tiny, there was not even the flavor of shrimp! There were maybe two good big clams in the whole batch of fried stuff--which cost almost $20.. The portions were smaller than they used to... More 

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Portland, Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

These are the best fried clams you will find in New England, and I have had them in RI, Mass, and around Maine, my home state. A small side order will serve two normal appetites. Onion rings are excellent. This is where Mainers go. I love the fact they give you your own bottle of tartar sauce with your pickup... More 

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New York
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We travel here from NY just for The Seafood Centers lobster stew! YUMMY! The fried clams are huge and sweep, the lobster roll is packed with lobster. I can't say enough about this place except I wish they would open up closer to me. I order enough to take some home and freeze for another day!

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Scarborough, Maine
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Seafood Center is a real Maine experience. Most of the customers are locals who frequent the establishment. The menu offers a variety of fried local catch and a few other things for the non-seafood eaters in your party. My favorite are handmade clam cakes and are the best I've ever had! Their clam chowder is thick and creamy and full... More 

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Newtown
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This small restaurant has terrific seafood. Order food at counter and take it to your seat. Very casual eating. Had a lobster roll filled with lots of lobster, and not overdone with mayo. Service was fast on the day we went.

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New York
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

great food best haddock I had not fancy place at all. You order at the window and food is brought to your table. cooked fresh.

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Kennebunkport, Maine
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193 reviews 193 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Although we've lived in the area for over 20 years, somehow we missed going to the Seafood Center. On a whim, we thought we'd try it as we had been meaning to for awhile. We were pleasantly surprised. This place on Route 1 offers reasonably priced seafood and is popular with local people. Upon entering, the owners has a local... More 

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Massachusetts
Top Contributor
139 reviews 139 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Stumbled upon this and sooo glad we did! The kitchen is manned (no women that night) by the pleasantest of young men. It's an indoor clam bar that would be more in place at the beach but instead it's conveniently on Route 1. Great seafood, Yummy fried clams and filets. Varied menu. Wish I was there now!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1181 Portland Rd, Route 1, Arundel, Arundel, ME 04005
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Arundel
  • Phone Number: (207) 985-7391

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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