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Bob's Clam Hut

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315 US Route 1, Kittery, ME 03904-5618
+1 207-439-4233
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Crown Point, Indiana
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262 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Bob’s is your classic old school Clam shack! As good as it gets. Awesome fried clams, fries, lobster rolls, good chowder. We stopped there for lunch based on reviews. We ordered the Jumbo Lobster Roll ($22.95), which came with Fries, a medium Clam Chowder ($7.95), and a Whole Clam Dinner with Fries, Slaw, and a Roll ($ 29.95). The Lobster... More 

Thank MrWarrenM
Hartford, Connecticut
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49 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have been stopping at Bob's Clam Hut on our trips to Maine for almost 25 years. The food is always dependably good, although on this last visit some of the fried clam strips were clumpy and a little gooey. Nothing that would prevent me from a return trip. I equally enjoy the service from the staff - always friendly... More 

Thank Mike C
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved Bob's Crab Hut food. Excellent service, fast preparation and delivery after your order. I ordered a Crab Cake, Clam Chowder Soup and Cole Slaw. Looking at it you will think Oh My, but you will be surprised at how good the food actually is. I highly recommend stopping if you are traveling through the area.

Thank Arlene R
New York City, New York
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were recommended to eat here and were not disappointed! Delish And fresh seafood. Friendly staff. 60yrs in business speaks volumes. Also visited by Guy Fieri. Definitely try the lobster stew. Lobster roll was fresh With plenty of delicious meat. Clams Bob& Lillian were so Tender.

Thank Stephanie M
Fairview, Pennsylvania
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64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped at Bob's Clam Hut based on all kinds of recommendations that it is among the best in the state. The reviews were spot on. The location in Kittery is right along Route 1, within view of the salt water and the outlets. You place your order at the window outside - and the person taking our order was... More 

Thank MargueriteMead
Warrenton, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped by because it was on Triple D. We got a basket of fried clams and lobster roll. The menu had a lot to choose from, the atmosphere great, service awesome and despite the crowd, food came up fast ( you pick it up at a window ) You can eat outside at the picnic tables or inside. There's not... More 

Thank Roni S
Stoneham, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We read about Bob’s Clam Hut online and decided to eat lunch there on our return from a week in the New Brunswick and northern Maine areas. It was crowded, but the efficient staff (parking attendants, order takers, cooks, servers, and other staff) made parking easy and the waiting time fast. We had difficulty deciding what to order because the... More 

Thank ReC1982
Canterbury, Connecticut
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90 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Amazing lobster rolls and lobster stew. This is a very busy lobster/clam shack right on RT 1. You place your order at the window, pay and then wait for your order. There is seating both outside and inside. They have a large menu but since we were in Maine it was lobster for us and we were delighted with our... More 

Thank FlossEm77
New Haven, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here on the way back home and I have to say it was really good; however I would recommend getting there when it opens if you want to get a table. We actually ended up eating in the car. Ordering tho was very efficient and quick. You order at one window, you get a number and you pick up... More 

Thank Brk07Dwn
Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been coming here for over 30 years and have never been disappointed. Everything is fresh and delicious. Great stop if you're shopping in Kittery.

Thank PJMinCT

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $25
American, Seafood, Fast Food, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
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
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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