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Clam Shack

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2 Western Ave, Kennebunk, ME 04043-7751
207-967-3321
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Nairobi, Kenya
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157 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have my favorites, but actually all the seafood rolls at this little hole in the wall age great. One of my favorite places to eat in Kennebunkport.

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Thank Miotoni
Staten Island, New York
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good hearty lobster here.Plan on spending about 19 bucks a lobster roll.No beverage or fries included,Lobster meat is plentiful , and large size.Delicious !

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Kennebunk, Maine
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've paid more, I've paid less, and I've had wildly mixed results with lobster rolls in Maine. Today, however, I had the best lobster roll ever at The Clam Shack, one of the most popular eateries in Kennebunkport. You'll find no tables or chairs. You wait on line, walk up to the window, place your order, and wait. On busy... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We didn't order too much here, the menu is on the more expensive side. By the looks of the portions on fried seafood, I think it might be worth it. I got a lobster roll and I have to tell you, it is one of, if not the best lobster roll I've ever had. Maybe coming from Boston where a... More 

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Dover, NJ
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Husband and I have been here many times as we use Kennebunkport as a stopover to Downeast. Yes, a bit expensive but he loves the lobster rolls and I, "landlubber" always get the fries and a burger or hot dog..fries are crispy, burger and dog are average, but I can eat something while he enjoys seafood. You need to avoid... More 

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Thank NJHeart2Heart
Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've only had lobster rolls here .. but they're amazing. Just a little bit of butter and/or mayo, and a whole lot of fresh tasty lobster, on a melt in your mouth bun. Worth the wait!

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Thank Caitlin S
Kennebunkport, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A bit of nostalgia and history with this location. There is something about standing in line- ordering and watching your order through completion. I venture to Clam Shack when Friends/Family visit Maine and request going to this unique- talked about quaint-shanty. Their overall feedback to include mine: Seafood taste is average-good but pricey considering the portions and need to wrestle... More 

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Thank Joanne G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Traveling w/ very hungry family and dog & it's hot out...could not find a restaurant w/ outdoor seating that takes dogs so, we happened upon the clam shack. It fit the bill for a quick bite, considering our situation. Everyone's food was fresh and good. The crab sandwich, fried shrimp & fried clams were great. Do not recommend the lemonade... More 

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Montreal, Quebec
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As always the clam shack is very nice, good and not complicated. They now have a nice setup with picnic tables. Thank you!

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Santa Rosa, California
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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A pound and a half of streamers and a great view, what could be better for a quick snack? A little pricey for the serving yet if you're on vacation, treat yourself.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Fast Food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Western Ave, Kennebunk, ME 04043-7751
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Kennebunks  >  Kennebunk
  • Phone Number: 207-967-3321

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?