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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
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
161 reviews 161 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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
16 helpful votes 16 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 NEW

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

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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93 reviews 93 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

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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PA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

$17 lobster roll. Worth it! Tons of lobster, toasted buttery toll, butter and mayo. So good! This pittsburgh gal is happy!

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Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

It was a good lobster roll ,not exceptional, a fast food item......I wanted to try a really good lobster roll , and I heard that this was the best place....We came from Vancouver B.C.Canada Good but certainly not worth driving for...The staff were really good but waiting in line for 45mins not so good....Major problem parking in this lovely town....I... More

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Lewis Center, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

It's not the least expensive, walk-up window type restaurant you'll ever find, but it's tasty unadulterated seafood. The lobster roll is perfect - lots of meat, just a touch of mayo on a toasted hot dog roll. While eating along the river, keep your head on a swivel. The flying thiefgulls will steal your meal in a heartbeat, but that's... More

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