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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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Kennebunks, Maine
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's the quintessential clam shack in the heart of the Lower Village/Dock Square right on the river. The staff is efficient, the food is what you'd expect, and the setting is great. Definitely must try it once. We stood and ate along the rail above the river. Keep an eye out for big stripers!

Thank PadTyrone
Calabasas, California
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71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant was recommended to us by our tour guide. One literally orders from a shack. We had been told that we must try the lobster roll, so that's what we ordered - with butter. It was a pretty cold and breezy day so we tried to eat in the store next door (which is part of the Clam Shack),... More 

Thank J A
Somis, CA
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161 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Weather was beautiful, this made our all ready great lunch even better! Great beer on tap, had haddock sandwiches and overlooked the water, all for about $20 per person. Highly recommend !

Thank Avocado-gal
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My mum and I visited as part of ourselves New England fall road trip. The queues outside drew us in. We ate whole lobsters inside with chips and butter. I had a coots light which washed it down perfectly. Lovely evening dinner.

Thank Claire T
Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
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484 reviews
352 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We traveled to Kennebunk, and were highly disappointed that this location was closed for the season, while the Trip Advisor site stated that it was open. Understandable that the site was not notified, but don't be disappointed!!!!

1 Thank 1lacrosse
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was so good and so down-to-earth we tried to go back, two days later on the way home and it was closed for the season. Anyway, lobster roll with butter and a little mayo, clam chowder were terrific. Service is fast and easy. It gets crowded, so go early. Plenty of seating but it fills up fast. Our favorite... More 

1 Thank travelerDcym
Grand Rapids, MI
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When you go visit Maine you gotta eat and try the local food. Well it was worth the short wait for service. I had the lobster roll with the mayo/butter on it. Plenty to share with my wife and it was great. The weather was a little rainy and though the service was located outside they did have a small... More 

Thank cekstra
Glastonbury, Connecticut
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Clam Shack is one of those places you can rely on to always stay the same. The lines are always long, but the claims are worth the wait. I enjoyed my usual lunch box of fried clams with French fries and slaw. The fries are actually fairly forgettable, but the slaw is decent. It's the clams that win the... More 

Thank Diana R
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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222 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Two years ago we ordered the lobster roll, and the fried clams which were delicious. We were happy with our selections, and how delicious the food was. This time, the roll was not as good, the butter not as perfect with the fresh roll the previous time, the lobster was both cold and warm. The fried clams lacked the same... More 

Thank augweddedbells
Flint, Michigan
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75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Located at the end of the bridge entering town, one may bypass this "take out" place. But one look at the long lines and you realize this is no average place. Best clam rolls ever.

Thank Nancy S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, 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?