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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
Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 298
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  • 134
    Very good
  • 61
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  • 23
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  • 17
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lobstah Rolls

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...

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
John T
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Nashua, New Hampshire
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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Nashua, New Hampshire
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

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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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

While visiting my son, acting at the Arundle Barn Playhouse 5 years ago, we were introduced to "The Clam Shack". I was introduced to my first lobster roll, baptized in warm drawn butter. My son told us you have this kind or the kind with mayonnaise and celery or lettuce filler, This was very enjoyable. On another day, I had... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Far too expensive. Way overpriced. Avoid it especially if you are on a budget. Lobster is of excellent quality but it can be bought elsewhere for far less. Shop around.

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Canandaigua
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93 reviews 93 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

After walking around and enjoying the sights, you may want to find a casual restaurant where you can enjoy the view, people, and food. If so, this is the place. We at there twice and having experienced many lobster rolls on vacation, these were at the top. Ditto with the chowder. Expect a line, which goes pretty fast, and to... More 

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Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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57 reviews 57 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

One doesn't come to a place called a shack for the atmosphere, but only for the oft-extolled seafood and fried offerings. The lobster roll is truly an amazing experience. The clam strips were also very tasty, though to be honest, I can't see any reason to get anything other than a lobster roll here. Well worth the line, the price,... More 

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Kennebunk, Maine
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84 reviews 84 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

There is always a line but the food is good. No place to park really so you are better off walking to the shack. If you through some clams over the bridge and under the Shack, the bass will be greatful. Don't let PETA catch you though, all that fried food may constitute cruelty. :)

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Dallas, Texas
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69 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I have eaten many lobster rolls, but the Clam Shack lobster roll was the best I've ever had. I would travel back to Kennebunk just to have that roll again. We also had a crab sandwich, but the lobster roll was the star of the show.

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Lakeville, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Best Lobster Roll we have ever had. We always make sure to go to the Clam Shack a few times during our Kennebunkport vacations.

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EASTPORT
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Good but pricey;however this is Kennebunkport and not. Old Orchard Beach.Good town for a morning walk.

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Kennebunkport Maine
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I have been visiting the state of Maine every summer for the past 20 plus years, have eaten fried clams all over the state and I can say without reservation that The Clam Shack fried clams are the best!!!! Try them and see for yourself. My wife says The Clam Shack lobster roll is the best and she has eaten... More 

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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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