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Cindy's
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174 Yarmouth Road (Route 1), just north of Exit 17 from Interstate 295, Freeport, ME
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174 Yarmouth Road (Route 1), just north of Exit 17 from Interstate 295, Freeport, ME
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Description: They don't have their own website. They are on Route 1 (aka Blue Star...
They don't have their own website. They are on Route 1 (aka Blue Star Memorial Highway).
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  • 7
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  • 1
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  • 1
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Juicy clams, formidable lobster rolls

It's a shack on the side of the highway, but they do have some of the best specimens of fried clams in southern Maine at least. Clams were large, sweet, and retained some juiciness -- in other words, crispy coating but yet the clams were not overcooked. Lobster rolls were very fresh and a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2014
Peter W
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New York
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New York
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It's a shack on the side of the highway, but they do have some of the best specimens of fried clams in southern Maine at least. Clams were large, sweet, and retained some juiciness -- in other words, crispy coating but yet the clams were not overcooked. Lobster rolls were very fresh and a relatively good bargain at $14.50 --... More 

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Skip the restaurants at Freeport. After shopping we drove south and saw Cindy's passing along Route 1 as we were looking for a place to eat where we could park our car and bring our dog down. Thank goodness we stopped and gave this place a try. The fried clams did not disappoint and neither did the lobster rolls. They... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Cindy's, for years, has been a best kept secret amongst lobster rollers. The lobster meat is clean, plentiful, simply with mayo, and on a perfectly toasted hot dog roll. The way it should be. Sitting on the picnic tables with other locals and tourists is always fun. The fries and onion rings are also friend perfectly. A local treasure.

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New York City, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We stopped here last night for a quick dinner between Portland Jetport and our lodgings on Mt. Desert Island. Our travels have taken us here for many years, The Pottle Family has been running this for a long time, strictly under their ownership. The food is fresh, locally sourced, served on plastic trays with paper plates, to be eaten on... More 

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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64 reviews 64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Came across this side of the road joint. We were pleasantly surprised how good the food was. If you Re looking for fresh fully loaded non mayo lobster rolls this is the place. The coleslaw is so good, once again not loaded with mayo. Service is fast and friendly. Seating is outdoors on covered picnic tables. Credit cards are accepted.

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Maine
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52 reviews 52 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Went to Cindys on Sunday and was very happy to see them open. Ordered clams and onion rings and the wait was less in ten minutes! The clams were fresh and you can tell the oil that they were fried in was fresh as they were a light golden brown. The tartar sauce is homemade and combined with the clams,... More 

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Maine
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

Ordered fried clams to be taken home. Very disappointed in the batter the clams were in. Being in New England you expect the clams in crumbs - which they were done that way a long time ago at Cindy's. The clams were way over cooked but there was a huge amount of them along with soggy fries and so so... More 

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ashby,mass
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

Heard this place was great but found otherwise. Portions were very small. Food was good but we all left hungry. Lobster roll was small with only a handful of fries. At 18 bucks I expected a little more, Same goes for the scallop and clam plates. Won't be going back!

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2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2011 via mobile

Cindys has the best fried clams in town! As someone who has gone to Cindys every year I can say that the food is fantastic and the casual atmosphere is great. Bob Tuttle is the owner and is often on hand either behind the counter cooking or chatting up the customers. There is something to be said about a place... More 

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New England, Novi Anglia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2011

Average and not very generous portions of standard fried fare. Fried clams not even served with a lemon wedge. Location is roadside, not on the water. Keep driving.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 174 Yarmouth Road (Route 1), just north of Exit 17 from Interstate 295, Freeport, ME
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Freeport

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Description

They don't have their own website. They are on Route 1 (aka Blue Star Memorial Highway).

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