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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 295
    Excellent
  • 134
    Very good
  • 61
    Average
  • 22
    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
Most recent review
Exceeds the Hype

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
CMsirP
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Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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57 reviews 57 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 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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York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Wow,,,,what a treat. Ate inside and had the lobsters, with chips (fries) from the shack outside. Both were fantastic.

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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120 reviews 120 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

My first experience with a lobster roll was on Martha's Vineyard and was similar to a tuna fish or chicken salad sandwich (lobster with celery and mayo) on a hogie bun at a very reasonable price. This sandwich had the meat of an entire lobster on a large hamburger bun. Very fresh, very tasty. Great time sitting at the picnic... More 

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College Station, Texas, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Greatest lobsters and clam strips. Staff is very anxious to explain lobster sizes and selections. Neat atmosphere and more than you can eat. Lobster is tender and sweet. Great artisan beers on tap.

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Fanwood, New Jersey, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Absolutely the best lobster rolls I have ever had. They also have excellent chowder and fried shrimp.

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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?