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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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Springfield, New Jersey
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is my favorite lobster roll in town...Like the 3 ways you can order it...Butter, mayo, or both. A staple in town. Fried Clams are a must as well!

Thank trausch24
Norwalk, Connecticut
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186 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When you’re in Maine, you need to eat seafood, so we sought out a local institution – The Clam Shack – and it was everything we expected (other than the prices) and came away very satisfied. Crowded. Check. But the line outside moves pretty fast Fried Clams. Check. Bountiful and cooked just right. The zesty cocktail sauce is perfect too.... More 

Thank Hawk470
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The clam shack has it down to a science . You get meat from a 1lb lobster on your bun which is specially made from a local bakery. Then you have have a choice of. Butter,mayo,or both!! I've had a lobster roll a day on this trip and NO ONE tops the clam shack!

Thank Marie T
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Now, to be fair, unless it's spoiled or excessively overcooked, it's hard to find a bad lobster roll anywhere, but some do standout a bit more than others when all is considered, and Erica's does! My husband and I were on a "best lobster roll" mission last week staying in Yarmouth ME. We had our first one from high rated... More 

Thank Mclade
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I love this place. The lobster roll is made unique by the round roll, and option of butter, mayo or both. The food is outstanding. One of the best lobster rolls I have ever had. A must try!

Thank Todd M
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is one of them. It's "average" and there is always a long line for what I opine as average food.

Thank CherylPhiladelphia
Emmett, Idaho
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were here for family reunion and went to Kennbunk to look around. We were told that the Clam Shack was a must stop and try. It was ok but not something that I would care to go back again. Says that the lobster roll has a pound of lobster meat well it is a very small amount on a... More 

Thank David Betty W
Tampa, Florida
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198 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

When I arrived in Kennebunkport for my 4 week vacation, my first stop has always been the CLAM SHACK. It has been 11 long months since my last fried clams. I wasn't disappointed and neither was my wife who had the lobster roll, with mayonnaise, of course. If you have never eaten fried clams or a lobster roll from the... More 

Thank RJR411
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I could not believe the amount of lobster meat on the roll I ate at the Clam Shack, it had to be a whole lobster on the Roll. I will always stop at the Clam Shack when visiting Kennebunkport

Thank Thomas P
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

$35 for lobster and calamari was a little hot. Wasn't even enough for 2 people. But really fabulous food! Take the alley next to the building and sit by the water.

Thank Kris R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • 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?