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Clam Shack

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2 Western Ave, Kennebunk, ME 04043-7751
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stopped in close to closing staff was very friendly and accommodating. Ok got the lobster roll which was very good. Wife ordered lobster she liked it. Daughter ordered shrimp didn't care for it. I would definitely be back.

Thank Carl W
dallas, texas
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have to say I absolutely love Kennebunkport and as soon as I hit the lottery or rob a bank, I'm moving to this town. After taking a tour and buying too many shirts we were headed for the car and had to pass the Clam Shack to get there. Well the smell of anything fried always causes my feet... More 

Thank scaler2u
Greer, South Carolina
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I can not pass by the Clam Shack without stopping for a half pint of their Fried Clams, whole belly. They are wonderfully cooked, light on the breading, not greasy, and very soft, melt in your mouth consistency. I wish they had fresh cut fries , as I am not a fan of crinkle cut fries. They give you plenty... More 

Thank GasmanSC
Greer, South Carolina
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We almost didn't stop because it was SO busy, but we decided to chance it. Glad we did. The clams were so good! The lines move very quickly and efficiently and there is plenty of seating. We opted to go back indoors,which if you choose to do you can have with either beer or wine. They also have some cute... More 

Thank E8592MZlaurah
Worcester, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Long but fast moving ordering line. They have it down to a science and food comes fairly quick considering the queue. I had the hot lobster roll with butter and it was delicious. My wife prefers the cold with a little mayo and she also said it was perfect. We split a small onion ring and they were big and... More 

Thank DickandPaulineP
Georgetown, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

While on our family trip through southeastern Maine, we just had to stop in both Kennebunk and Kennebunkport. This restaurant was great for a quick afternoon meal without the extras. The lobster was wonderful and my wife enjoyed the chowder. Both were every good. The weather was fabulous and the wait was not too long.

Thank Douglas L
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was one of the stops on our tour of Kennebunkport. The Clam Shack is an outdoor eatery that was very busy but their staff handled the crowd as quickly as possible and the line moved. The lobster roll was a bit pricey, but had a good taste. Kennebunkport is a village on the coastline of Maine where the wealthy... More 

Thank Evelyn W
New Haven, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Whoa! What a place. This was the first time we tried this place and it's one place I would recommend trying. It is located right over the bridge in Kennebunk where all the shops in Dock Square are. Don't let the long lines scare you. It does move pretty quickly. They are very organized. You order at one window, they... More 

Thank Brk07Dwn
Atlanta, Georgia
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A walk up shack next to the Pilot House. Delicious lobster rolls and clam chowder. You can sit at the picnic tables or wander back to the railing seats overlooking the bay. Check out the huge fish swimming under the pier!

Thank Jane429393
Akron, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

First ever lobster roll was bad. Very tough. I ask gal at shack if that is the way they are suppose to be; cause I am from Ohio and it's my first time to Maine . She said , yes they can be that way. So, I didn't know any better and just assumed they are that way. But am... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Seafood, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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?