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Bob's Clam Hut

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315 US Rte 1, Kittery, ME 03904-5618
+1 207-439-4233
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11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Description: Established in 1956 on busy Route One long before that stretch became...
Established in 1956 on busy Route One long before that stretch became bustling and busy with Kittery's outlet shops, Bob’s was the locals' golden fried standard. Now Bob's is a favorite spot for locals and travelers alike. We hear it from our guests: no trip to Maine is complete without a meal at Bob's Clam Hut.Bob's is committed to serving traditional Maine fried seafood with straightforward simplicity. Our clams are always fresh, which means daily deliveries--we're too small to store more than that anyway. We use "specials," which are clams hand-selected for consistent size and quality. We follow the original Bob's recipes, including the famous tartar sauce. Customer favorites include Bob's New England Clam Chowder, Lobster Stew, the traditional Bob's fried clams, and the Lillian fried clams. The volume of fryolator oil we go through amazes our suppliers--our oil cleanliness standards are second to none. Our staff uses the same cook-to-order system that Bob and his family developed way back when the Clam Hut first opened.Open for lunch and dinner year round from 11:00.
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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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    Very good
  • 76
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  • 42
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Stopped in when shopping in Kittery for lunch. We shared a combo (both kids of clams) platter. Clams were tender, fries crisp, coleslaw was tasty too. A bit pricey - this with 2 drinks cost over $30USD. A quick lunch stop with a family could get expensive. Atmosphere was great, outdoorsy picnic... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Martha37_13
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Nova Scotia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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Nova Scotia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Stopped in when shopping in Kittery for lunch. We shared a combo (both kids of clams) platter. Clams were tender, fries crisp, coleslaw was tasty too. A bit pricey - this with 2 drinks cost over $30USD. A quick lunch stop with a family could get expensive. Atmosphere was great, outdoorsy picnic table style, with a by-the sea decor. Will... More 

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Connecticut
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Having seen Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives my husband had to try Bob's Clam Hut. Being a non-seafood eater, I was not as eager to try. But, the experience was fun. We were clueless of the

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Fenwick Island, Delaware
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

After a weekend in Acadia we stopped on our way home. I researched the menu so we could make it quick. Hubby got clam strip basket and I got combo whole clam and scallops. I won..lol..the whole clams fried Lily style were amazing and the scallops ..the best ever. The clam strips were tasteless..I mean no flavor!! I am a... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The food at Bob's clam hut is always awesome but a little on the expensive side.but the food is consistently great ( a little note Roberts grill across the street is the same owners but more of a sit down place food is also excellent there too!)

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We went out of season so the lines were not very long. The food was really good but a little on the expensive side. We had the lobster roll and the clam chowder. Again, it was really good, but not he best we have had

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I live in Maine. I have been eating fried seafood all my life. You can find bigger portions other places if that is what you are into, but you will not find better fried haddock, clams, scollops or shrimp anywhere. The prices are high, but they have the location and the reputation to go with it. When friends come from... More 

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Boston
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60 reviews 60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Wife and I have eaten here dozens of times over the years since there close to the Kittery outlet stores, The clams are good but not the best I have eaten, the haddock is very good. The service is excellent, you order your own food and take it to your table. The place is very clean overall, during the summer... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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136 restaurant reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

In the interest of full disclosure, before today, I had never had a lobster roll, so my point of comparison is nil. Please forgive me though...I have a good explanation....I spent my life thinking I was allergic to shellfish...until today. As it turns out, I'm allergic to anything other than fresh, preservative-free shellfish. Sans sulfur-wash, I'm a footloose, fancy-free crustacean... More 

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Farmington, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Small portions, compared to other local seafood places. Overpriced. Fun atmosphere with all the tourists. Better value down the road at The Weathervane. Very popular because of Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives visiting them.

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Peaks Island, Maine, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Enjoyed one of Maine's iconic restaurants the other day and reminded ourselves that it is an amazing place throughout the year - crowded or not. Snow piled up where the summer picnic tables attract larger crowds. But enough about the place and space: the clams and onion rings, my favorites, are as good as ever. Check out the basket special... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 315 US Rte 1, Kittery, ME 03904-5618
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Kittery
  • Phone Number: +1 207-439-4233

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating

Description

Established in 1956 on busy Route One long before that stretch became bustling and busy with Kittery's outlet shops, Bob’s was the locals' golden fried standard. Now Bob's is a favorite spot for locals and travelers alike. We hear it from our guests: no trip to Maine is complete without a meal at Bob's Clam Hut.Bob's is committed to serving traditional Maine fried seafood with straightforward simplicity. Our clams are always fresh, which means daily deliveries--we're too small to store more than that anyway. We use "specials," which are clams hand-selected for consistent size and quality. We follow the original Bob's recipes, including the famous tartar sauce. Customer favorites include Bob's New England Clam Chowder, Lobster Stew, the traditional Bob's fried clams, and the Lillian fried clams. The volume of fryolator oil we go through amazes our suppliers--our oil cleanliness standards are second to none. Our staff uses the same cook-to-order system that Bob and his family developed way back when the Clam Hut first opened.Open for lunch and dinner year round from 11:00.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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