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Bob's Clam Hut

315 US Route 1, Kittery, ME 03904-5618
+1 207-439-4233
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“fried clams” (296 reviews)
“fries” (322 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Fast Food, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
315 US Route 1, Kittery, ME 03904-5618
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Famous clam shack in Kittery Maine. Long lines because of delicious seafood. Wonderful fried clams, scallops, fish, onion rings, fries, etc. Well worth the wait, always great seafood.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank RhodyRick2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So as usual, went for my fried clams fix. Perfect as usual. Light coating, cooked perfectly. The Tatar sauce is a must. You can’t go there and not have the Tatar sauce. Keep up the great work guys! Have had several different things there and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank timothye53
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great and helpful staff. Had heard about it , and had to try. Had half and half clams . So we could try both. Came will fries and slaw. They also gave us a small bowl of lobster stew, for free. Since we had come...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Cody2012
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bob's is, clearly a local institution. My son and I stopped in for a lobster roll. It was very very good. Now, lobster rolls are not cheap - anywhere- but I can attest that at Bob's it is very very fresh and tasty. Bob's is...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JeffBreedlove
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a trip up to Kittery for the Trading Post. Around 3pm on Sunday we decided we would try some local seafood as Maine is known for wonderful seafood. It was about 45 degrees, snowy day. We figured it was late enough we'd miss...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank NH-Enigma1989
Navigate38651040196, Assistant Clammer in Chief at Bob's Clam Hut, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi NH-Enigma, I am so sorry to hear you had such poor experience. We should have given you a more accurate expectation for your wait, and the food was clearly below our standard. As you say, Maine is known for wonderful seafood and you should...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

How about if I tell you we drove two hours to get fried clams and scallops for lunch at Bob's. Does that tell you everything you need to know?

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 925harryh
Reviewed November 11, 2018

If you like fried seafood this place is awesome. The batter is light and everything is freshly fried. We had the clam plate and the jr. combo plate. Both came very hot, fresh and delicious. We sat inside being November, and the dining room was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 1Jannie
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

I had a clam basket which came with fries and coleslaw. It all tasted great The reason I didn't give a 5 was.that I asked for water to drink and the only cup they had for water was a small punch type plastic cup. Not...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 406leaw
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Love everything they have but extremely expensive. They are the best fried clams around and it is s quick turn around for food.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Gmsjjs40
Reviewed November 5, 2018

Happen to be passing by, and decided to try Bob’s. Very friendly staff, and welcome. Both of us tried the clams, and seafood platter. It was a very generous serving! But very tasty fried clams, and tiramisu for dessert was also very good. A definite...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $25
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 315 US Route 1, Kittery, ME 03904-5618
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Kittery
  • Phone Number: +1 207-439-4233
  • E-mail
Established in 1956 on busy Route One long before that stretch became bustling and busy with Kittery's outlet shops, Bob’s was the locals' golden fried standard. Now Bob's is a favorite spot for locals and travelers alike. We hear it from our guests: no trip to Maine is complete without a meal at Bob's Clam Hut.Bob's is committed to serving traditional Maine fried seafood with straightforward simplicity. Our clams are always fresh, which means daily deliveries--we're too small to store more than that anyway. We use "specials," which are clams hand-selected for consistent size and quality. We follow the original Bob's recipes, including the famous tartar sauce. Customer favorites include Bob's New England Clam Chowder, Lobster Stew, the traditional Bob's fried clams, and the Lillian fried clams. The volume of fryolator oil we go through amazes our suppliers--our oil cleanliness standards are second to none. Our staff uses the same cook-to-order system that Bob and his family developed way back when the Clam Hut first opened.Open for lunch and dinner year round from 11:00.
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