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Tom's Fried Clams

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885 US Rte 1, York, ME
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    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best fried clams in York

Ownership changed a few years ago at this fish market and takeout place on Route 1. Nice covered area with picnic tables if you want to eat there. The fried seafood is excellent especially the clams -- big, sweet and puffy.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2012
SweetKnuckles
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York, Maine
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Brimfield, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

wheres the clam in there whole belly clam dinner? paid for mostly breading, cole slaw was bland, came in a tiny cup, times must be tough. by far the worst i've ever had. complained at the window, they said they wanted to make me happy, and offered me more food, i said no thank you i had my fill of... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

I have been coming to Maine for 30 years, and this was, hands down, my worst dining experience on every level. Exorbitantly priced, gritty, rubbery clams and rude service. We got takeout, and it all went in the trash. Yes--that bad.

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York, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

Ownership changed a few years ago at this fish market and takeout place on Route 1. Nice covered area with picnic tables if you want to eat there. The fried seafood is excellent especially the clams -- big, sweet and puffy.

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Northborough, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

We ordered fried Calamari dinner for lunch. Menu description was that it would come with hand cut pickle, but what was provided was two small pieces (Quarter size) of hamburger pickle. And there was lot of just fried batter with some fried Calamari. Also, the outdoor tables were not clean. We will never eat there again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

mainly take out. fresh fish, frozen dishes, and cooked to order.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2011

Stumbled upon this place. Ate at the outdoor picnic tables. Had a huge lobster roll that was super fresh. We also tried the lobster Rangoon and it was delicious with a spicy sauce. Would highly recommend!

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

We love this place! We went again this weekend and the food is always terrific.

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Princeton, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2011

do not order a hot dog or a hamburger. You order the full belly fried clams (not the strips). They are big, fat and very tasty . . . and there are lots of them. And yes, in the summer it takes a while to get your order because they are made to order - not sitting in a fryer... More 

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Wells, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2011

the lobster roll i had there today tasted so good and it seemed to look bigger then other places ive been to. I cant wait to go back and try some fried clams, my friend got them and said they were.

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2011

What a great find. My husband and I stopped in and had an great dinner. The clam roll and haddock sandwich were fantastic! We'll visit again soon for sure.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 885 US Rte 1, York, ME
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  York

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

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