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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 2013
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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Kennebunkport, Maine
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85 reviews 85 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

For when you really need the grease fix; I would recommend any of the fried food. limited outdoor seating; so better for a grab and dash- eat at home or at the beach. Scallops are great, as are clams.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Loved the lobster roll, absolutely gorgeous! One of the highlights of the trip and nice to sit and eat it near the river. Reasonable price as well.

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

seriously the best fried clams and lobster roll we had all weekend... its the same stand that has been there for years and its just delicious!

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houston
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87 reviews 87 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

This place is on lots of must see lists...and I understand why. Simple great food in a very casual atmosphere.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

This was the claim, so we thought we ought to try it. A magnifying glass would have been helpful! Also the server hadn't fastened the top on our lemonade properly, so it was a soggy little roll. (They did supply another half roll when we pointed this out). We were underwhelmed.

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New York City, New York
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119 reviews 119 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Wow, the lobster rolls are super meaty and super delicious. Served on a round bun. Perfect with both a little butter and a little mayonnaise. The clam chowder was good, too. We tried a bunch of lobster rolls over the weekend but this was far and away the best. Loved it.

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Michigan
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117 reviews 117 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

We stopped here on our recent trip to Maine based on a quote that Barbra Bush said the Clam Shack has the best fried clams. So my wife and I shared a pint and Mrs.Bush is right. The fried clams are the best. Picnic table seating outside. Parking is a premium so plan on parking near by and walking. Well... More

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Kannapolis, North Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

During a recent trip to New England for the fall foliage, we made a stop in Kennebunkport. We ate lunch at the Clam Shack because of all the great reviews on Tripadvisor as well as several magazines. We were not disappointed! My wife and I had clam chowder and shared a lobster roll. This was our first experience eating lobster... More

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Youngsville, Louisiana
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84 reviews 84 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Had the steamed lobster which was very good. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Place was clean and had seating inside and out. Was a good location in town by the bridge. Would highly recommend this little spot.

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Perrysburg, Ohio
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We visited the Clam Shack on our recent visit to Maine, and really enjoyed the food. My husband I both had the lobster rolls and split an order of fries. While not as good as Red's and Bite into Maine, we did think the rolls were very good. They recommended getting them with both butter and light mayo, which was... More

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