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All 49 Kennebunk Restaurants

Clam Shack

2 Western Ave, Kennebunk, Kennebunks, ME 04043-7751
207-967-3321
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Ranked #5 of 49 Restaurants in Kennebunk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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English first
Dallas, Texas
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We came through this city on our way to New Hampshire. My husband and I both had a lobster roll which was the freshest lobster that I have ever had. We liked the sandwich so much thatwe then ordered a lobster and split it. I probably will never be able to eat lobster again because it will always be compared... More

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Saugus, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

They claim to have the best lobster roll in new england - not even close!!!!! I mean sure, it's probably good for a "food on the go" type of place but claiming "best of new england" is far fetched.

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

The hardest decision might be whether to have butter or mayo--get both!! The lobster roll is the best I've had; the lobster is so fresh, tender and sweet while the roll is lightly toasted and so tasty. Then go back for dinner and get the fried clams (so sweet!), fried shrimp, fried scallops, fried haddock for an appetizer before you... More

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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167 reviews 167 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We learned of this place from the book "Road Food". Not being from New England, my husband had never had fresh fried clams. I never had them before either. I am not real experimental, but theirs were so good after a taste that we ordered another box. I then ordered one of their lobster rolls, which was a super treat... More

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Chagrin Falls, OH
2 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

If you are anywhere near the beautiful town of Kennebunkport, you MUST treat yourself to a stop at The Clam Shack. Quite simply, you will never find a more delicious lobster or lobster roll meal ANYWHERE!! Fresh, flavorful & perfectly prepared, there is nothing like A Clam Shack Lobster Roll or lobster dinner. From the delicious slightly toasted roll, to... More

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Haverhill, MA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Loved the simplicity of this lobster roll. Choice of a dash of butter or mayo! I live in Massachusetts and it is hard to find a lobster roll without lots of mayo and some celery or other garnish. This was fresh, simple and delicious!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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97 reviews 97 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Fried clams, lobster or fish sandwiches, fries, even burgers - everything is great and worth the wait in line.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Supposed to be the best lobster roll for many miles around and it was good but expensive. Also a long wait as so many people queuing to get one. Very sunny day and tables and chairs available for eating out so happily waited in the sunshine. Can't compare the lobster roll with any other as the only one we had... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We had the pleasure of stopping in Kennebunk on a sunny Tuesday morning in October. That being said, there was no one at the Clam Shack. Literally zero people were in line at noon. So we walked right up, ordered two lobster rolls, a pint of fried clams and a couple of beers. Everything was perfect!

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Elgin, Texas
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92 reviews 92 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The Clam Shack has a good lobster roll. It was more like fast food, but excellent taste. Busy place with a long line of customers.

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