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Bob's Clam Hut

315 US Rte 1, Kittery, ME 03904-5618
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Ranked #7 of 61 Restaurants in Kittery
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $25
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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.
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English first
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73 reviews 73 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

If you are after fine dining, this is not the place for you. If you like good quality seafood cooked to perfection, don't miss this place. You have a choice as to eating inside in a very basic but clean dining room, it is a hut after all. Also you can opt to eat outside at a standard picnic table... More

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Houston, TX USA
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73 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

On the recommendation of a friend, my wife and I stopped here. What a crowd! Regardless, the service was quick and the food was quite tasty. We got the clam basket and they were golden fried and begging to be eaten. When we're back in Kittery, guess where we'll stop?

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Kittery, Maine
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

I've visited Bob's Clam Hut many times over the years since I live in Kittery. The fried seafood is always fresh and delicious. My favorite is the fried oyster basket, but the lobster rolls are very good as well. Always bring visiting relatives and friends to Bob's. My grandchildren love it!

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Ontario's Near North, Canada
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140 reviews 140 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

It's amazing how efficient Bob's Clam Hut is. Quite an operation where they serve hundreds for lunch, day in, day out. We went there on the strength of what we saw on the Diners Drive-ins and Dives episode that featured this landmark. The fried clams are truly the best. The lobster rolls are also top-notch. If it looks really crowded... More

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Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Stopped here on our recent trip through Maine. What a spot! They were super busy the day we stopped in, which is always a good sign. We both had fried clam baskets. Probably some of the best friend clams I've ever had. And I liked that there was a good choice of condiments and sauces (I loved that they had... More

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Speedway, Indiana
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57 reviews 57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I walked around the corner from the Kittery trading post to eat at famous Bob's Clam Hut. It was very confusing to someone who has never been there. I walked in and sat down; only to find I had to go to the window out front to place my order I finely figured it out and got my food ordered.... More

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150 reviews 150 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We can to Bob's at the recommendation of friends. If you go there for the first time, stand back and analyze the menu choices. There are lots of options that can overwhelm a newbie like me. We went with a combo of fried calamari and clam strips. The calamari and clam strips were excellent but the deal came with a... More

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Seattle, Washington
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343 reviews 343 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
236 helpful votes 236 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Bob's is not a secret but, despite the crowds, it is awesome. The service is great, the staff is friendly and the food is exactly what you want! Quintessential Maine, you shouldn't miss Bob's if you are heading through Kittery. It is right off the highway. Get the lobster roll and fried clams! My husband and I went with our... More

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Leominster, MA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I had a fried clam dinner here last weekend. It was the perfect amount of crispy batter! Delicious!! Reasonable price, too!

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Fast food style deep fried everything! The fish was light and crispy. Each basket is enough for 2 people!!

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