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Mike's Clam Shack

Chowder, Seafood, Soups
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1150 Post Rd, Wells, ME 04090-4502
(207) 646-5999
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7:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful Duo on Saturday November 7

Clam chowder is always good! The duo in the bar area was excellent on November 7. I hope to catch their music again soon.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Rocky Hill
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were in Well's off season, and were looking for some good food and entertainment, well Mike's Clam Shack fitted the bill and we are so happy we choose Mikes. We already said we will go there the next time we are in the area. The food was great and the waitress was awesome.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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112 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mike's is one of the better restaurants on Route 1 in Wells, Maine. Just read the reviews on Trip Advisor. So, why, on a quiet, rainy Thursday evening, were things a bit out of whack? My wife ordered baked haddock with cracker crumbs, "broasted" potatoes and cooked baby carrots. Everything was fine, except for the somewhat warm carrots. How is... More 

Thank Ron8
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clam chowder is always good! The duo in the bar area was excellent on November 7. I hope to catch their music again soon.

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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whenever I go to the Ogunquit area, I always go up the road a ways to Wells so I can eat at Mike's Clam Shack. They serve the best bowl of clam chowder. Sometimes I make this my entire meal by ordering another bowl.

Thank retdvm
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were told to try miles from a friend. It's a great family restaurant with good food at a reasonable price. Expect a wait during peak dinner hours

Thank Lisa L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

That is all you need to know. Could it have been the tartar sauce? possibly, as it was creamy and yummy. Could it have been the cocktail sauce? Maybe, as it had the perfect kick to it. Or was it just that the clam to breading ratio was perfect, and the clams melted in your mouth without the least bit... More 

Thank Lammie39
Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped for lunch and enjoyed a typical Maine chowder and fish rolls. My husband had an excellent lobster roll with clam chowder. I had a native shrimp roll with delectable fish chowder. We enjoyed a great grape nut pudding for dessert. The menu looked awesome serving everything breakfast to dinner. The prices were really reasonable. Since it was Sunday... More 

Thank Mainevisitor1
Central, Vermont
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fun night at Mike's Clam Shack, my husband had the Prime Rib, he was hesitate at first because they warm it up on the grill. He was glad he ordered it as it was cooked to perfection. I had baked haddock and it was great as well. We went into the bar area and got a table so didn't have... More 

Thank KCVermont
Wells, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

And probably the best anywhere. We have been going to Mikes for years, even when he had a take out stand in Moody, Me. Always the best of anything that we order. Never disappointed in anything, including things that aren't seafood. Sunday they have the best turkey dinner and large enough for two people to share! Of course the fried... More 

Thank Peke47
Campbell, California
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101 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mike's Clam Shack seats a lot of people. We walked in without reservations and had to wait only about 10 minutes which were easily spent looking around in the gift shop. The service is friendly and quick. We had lobster rolls which were good as was the pie for dessert.

Thank Terry M

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1150 Post Rd, Wells, ME 04090-4502
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Wells
  • Phone Number: (207) 646-5999

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chowder, Seafood, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children


Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?