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Clam Shack

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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Takeout

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  • 336
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    Very good
  • 77
    Average
  • 27
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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
Get there early -but don't miss!

This is one of those places that make coming here wonderful - fast and delicious seafood - you can't get any fresher. The lines get long so go early

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
HelenLarlington
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Chicago, Illinois
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  • Local cuisine
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Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This is one of those places that make coming here wonderful - fast and delicious seafood - you can't get any fresher. The lines get long so go early

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gilford, nh
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This was far the best lobster roll... includes tail, large claw and other pieces on a grilled roll.. This tasted so fresh.. Loved it..

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Cincinnati
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

OK - this is not a restaurant. This is a shack over a river where they fry up the best clams / clam strips you will ever have. Take it To Go or sit in the parking lot a a picnic table or out back on the dock alongside the building. Bring Cash! It's not cheap. It IS awesome. The... More 

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Summerville, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The clam shack was the first place we stopped at when we came into town and once we ate here we had trouble visiting any other restaurants. The lobster rolls are amazing and so is everything else

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Kennebunkport, Maine
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Easy to understand why the lobster roll at the Clam Shack is award winning. Fresh sweet lobster on a great roll with a bit of butter. It doesn't get any better than this!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Line is long, but it doesn't matter. Get the lobster roll with BOTH mayo and butter. Just do it. You won't regret it. Clam chowder is a delicious side, as is the coleslaw.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Hands down the best lobster roll in the country. Having tried them at over 50 places easy, this was perfection. You have the option of with mayo, with butter or with both. Highly recommend the onion rings as well, those were the best tasted as well. You could essentially have every meal here and not feel like you missed out... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is a little family-owned walk-up place with a very nice staff and good food. My boyfriend and I tried the Lobster roll and the Crab sandwich after recommendations told us this was a must-go. Overall, there are much better Lobster rolls and atmosphere at other places in Kennebunkport and surrounding areas for the $19 price tag. Given a re-do,... More 

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Marshfield, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

On a rainy day in Maine/May, we were in the area and found our way to Kennebunkport just to see where it was as were tootling the area haunts, staying in Ogunquit. The first place after the little bridge is the clam shack and I got their lobster meal deal, which you have to purchase in the "lobstah" room next... More 

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Kennebunks, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

They had a wonderful person telling the history of the shack. It all revolved around the famous lobster roll. We all were ready, even if it was small to try the lobster roll. Not to get tiny pieces of plain lobster in a tiny 2 oz cup if was that big!

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Additional Information about Clam Shack

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

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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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