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Clambake Seafood Restaurant

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The Clambake sits on Maine’s largest salt water marsh right beside the famous Old Orchard Beach. We have four large dining rooms all looking out over the marsh. With a seating capacity of over seven hundred, we have eliminated waiting for tables. We offer a casual “come as you are” atmosphere where children are always welcome. The Clambake is a unique restaurant where you choose from our large selection of fresh Maine seafood along with a great selection from our grill. After ordering your meal at our registers, you may choose a seat in any of our air-conditioned dining rooms; enjoy a cocktail or other beverage while your order is being prepared. When your order is ready, you may pick up your
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Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Bar, Grill
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tired/old establishment. Order food at window, pick up when cooked & then try to find a seat. Fried clams were over cooked. Fried haddock was tasteless . Once was enough. Tourist trapMore

Date of visit: April 2018
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theclambake, Owner at Clambake Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're very sorry that you had a bad experience at the Clambake in the past. Not that we doubt you, but we haven't opened for the 2019 season yet and we would love to know when you last visited us. We always make it a...More

Reviewed November 8, 2018

If you like fried clams or want to try them for the first time, then this is where you need to go. They are unbelievably delicious. The secret is in their special batter. This place started out as a small take out stand many years...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Randy L
theclambake, Owner at Clambake Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Randy, Thank you very much for stopping in and we appreciate the kind words, we hope to see you again this season!

Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

Everytime we visit Scarborough we have to go to The Clambake. Food is delicious and reasonably priced.

Date of visit: August 2018
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theclambake, Owner at Clambake Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

NorthStar08782816232, We appreciate your continued support! Thank you for the kind words!

Reviewed October 25, 2018

We visited the Clambake twice while we were in the area. The food was great. The deep fried clam strips, haddock, scallops, and shrimp were all excellent. We had enough leftovers for another whole meal, so the next time we went we cut back on...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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theclambake, Owner at Clambake Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much! We hope that you will visit Maine again and pay us a visit!

Reviewed October 20, 2018

You place your order and then wait for them to call your number. You then pick up your food and go to the dining room. We had shrimp and the haddock dinner. There was so much food we could not eat it all. Had enough...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Brenda K
theclambake, Owner at Clambake Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting and we appreciate the review!

Reviewed October 19, 2018

We didn't realize this was an order, pay, and wait for your # to be called, and I was a bit uneasy about the food we'd get. But was I wrong about any misgivings. We ordered the clam strips and fried haddock and each was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

We had so much fun, it wasn’t what we expected but it was wonderful. The food took longer than we thought but was well worth the wait to sit and with the locals.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jane E
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

We had a huge lunch so ordered light. The clam chowder made with milk is home made tasty and loaded with clams. It is not a thickened with flour and no cream is used so gluten free lactose intolerant people can enjoy it. Skip the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed September 28, 2018

This was our 1st trip to Old Orchard Beach and this restaurant. The food was plentiful and very good, and the service was nice. Friendly staff and cool atmosphere. We would definitely return in the future.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

You get a bunch of food for cheap but very greasy food and will make you feel very sleepy after. The place itself is huge and the service is nice. Not a place where you should go out of your way to visitMore

Date of visit: September 2018
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theclambake, Owner at Clambake Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2019

We're very sorry that you had a bad experience at the Clambake. We make it a point to tell our customers to inform us if they have any issues while they are at the restaurant so we can fix the problem. If you wait until...More

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