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2 Western Ave, Kennebunk, Kennebunks, ME 04043-7751
207-967-3321
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 304
    Excellent
  • 135
    Very good
  • 63
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Got a wad of cash?

Great fried clams but bring along a lot of cash. The line proves its all worth it! Made to order, piping hot. They are right near the bridge and there is no parking.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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Princeton, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Princeton, New Jersey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Great fried clams but bring along a lot of cash. The line proves its all worth it! Made to order, piping hot. They are right near the bridge and there is no parking.

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Westfield, Massachusetts
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62 reviews 62 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Having been to my share of clam shacks in Maine, I was disappointed in this highly rated one! There was absolutely nothing special. While the clam strips were good, I have had much better. Shrimp was tiny and had a funny aftertaste. The onion rings were bland. Again, nothing special or making me want to return. Since our last visit,... More 

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Deposit, New York, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We were a little disappointed in the food. The chowder was very watery. The clams were average. We were there early and it was not busy but we still waiting a good 20 minutes for fried clams and one cup of chowder. But we did want to try it since it seems to get a lot of press. They were... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

While on our vacation we stopped here a few times. The atmosphere was cool. Order at a window outside for the fried stuff or lobster roll or order inside for the whole cooked lobster. We did both and were impressed with the food. The clam strips were the best! You could get the lobster roll with butter, mayo, or both.... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

There was a line out to the street, but it was worth it! Clam cakes and tuna roll were great. Even though the line was long our food came up pretty quick.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Not much else to say other than this is a quintessential New England lobster roll. Fresh, not too buttery or mayonaise-y. Just right!

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

I had the 1lb lobster dinner--seeing as I live in Tennessee and have zero experience with lobster, I asked the cook how to eat it. He was happy to show me and said, "I already cracked it for you in all the right places". It was delicious and easily accessed! Awesome food, awesome service--can't beat that!

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Traverse City, Michigan
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259 reviews 259 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Literally the best lobsta roll on Gods green earth! I first found out about it on food network on a battle of the food show. It was them vs allisons. Allisons is good, no question. But nothing compared to here. I can't recommend enough! I sucked down two I ate so fast. Thank you for being here.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Great clams in an outdoor setting. It's right in the heart of Kennebunkport. Simple, but really good clams.

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The Lobster Rolls is out of this world. Have driven here from New Hampshire just to get the Lobster Roll. Be prepared to wait during the summer. The line has been 50 deep at times...

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Western Ave, Kennebunk, Kennebunks, ME 04043-7751
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Kennebunks  >  Kennebunk
  • Phone Number: 207-967-3321

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?