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Clam Shack

2 Western Ave, Kennebunk, Kennebunks, ME 04043-7751
207-967-3321
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Ranked #5 of 50 restaurants in Kennebunk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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NYC area
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This is the place to go for fried clams. They are the best. They also have an award winning lobster roll, which my daughter feels is the best, but even though it was delicious, I prefer a more traditional lobster roll. This one had very fresh lobster meat on a specially made delicious hamburger bun with ketchup and/or butter. The... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

A facebook friend who lived in Maine told my husband and I that we needed to try this place. Line moves quickly! I ordered the lobster roll, we also ordered some cole slaw, my husband had the clam chowder, fried clam strips and a clam burger. The lobster roll was all about the lobster. I have to say it was... More

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DessertIsland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

First, Congrats! to The Clam Shack for the nod in DownEast magazine ! Way to go! As a lifelong CS fan, my first piece of advice, the wait in the line is always worth it. (Personally, why would you go someplace that didn't have line? If that many people are waiting in line for the food-Its got to be good,... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We ate here after a whale-watching tour. We arrived around 3PM and there was a short line, even at that time of day (the line was about 20 deep around noon the next day). Their lobster roll is excellent with lots of lobster meat. Highly recommended for lunch.

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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My wife and I travel each year 200 miles each way to visit Kennebunkport and to eat at the Clam Shack. That should tell you something about the quality of the seafood. Just before the small drawbridge is the restaurant. Great clams, clam strips, plentiful lobster on a hamburger roll, onion rings and french fries--its perfect. Eating outside and enjoying... More

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Great Neck, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

the wait is minimal, even at mid day. even if you have to wait for any amount of time, where else would you rather be? standing on beautiful bridge overlooking some of the most beautiful scenery in Maine. The lobster rolls are a full lobster, the fried clams are cooked to perfection and the servers are happy to be there... More

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Chatham, Massachusetts
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106 reviews 106 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I am used to the traditional New England lobster roll of lobster in a toasted hot dog bun, so when this lobster roll came as lobster meat in a buttered burger bun I was a little taken aback. It turned out to be quite good. We got here about 11:30 a.m. and were served immediately. A half hour later it... More

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Fairfield, CT
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I ordered their lobster roll and my husband had the fried clams at this shack with picnic tables. Have to admit we were a bit taken aback by the $50 price at a "shack" but it was worth it. Deliicious!

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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111 reviews 111 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We stopped here after a recommendation from a local. We had a lobster roll and a fried clam roll. The lobster roll came on a small hamburger bun. The lobster was a bit chewy and I wondered how fresh it was. The fried clams were on a hot dog bun and very good, however. You must park blocks away and... More

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nj
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173 reviews 173 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

There are plenty of places to have a lobster roll however one of our favorites is the Clam Shack. The only reason it is not rated excellent is the cost and the lack of parking. However if you are in the area, Lower Village Kennebunk and can find a place to park and you are looking for excellent seafood, this... More

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