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“Great lobster roll!”
Review of Clam Shack

Clam Shack
Ranked #3 of 65 Restaurants in Kennebunk
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Takeout
Italy
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great lobster roll!”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

We decided to stop over for lunch after reading a good review on our New England guide and it was quite crowded, but the wait was definitely worth it! I had a clam cake and 1/2 pint of fried clams (huge portion!), crispy and succulent, while my boyfriend had a lobster roll which was simply delicious: lots of fresh, juicy lobster meat cooked to perfection! Unfortunately all the seats outside were taken so we had to sit inside, but that didn't bother us too much since the food experience was so good. The only complaint could be the about the beverages: there was definitely more ice than Coke in ours.

  • Visited August 2012
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Mamaroneck, New York
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“Unconventional bun but perhaps the best lobster roll of the trip”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

Served on a kaiser style role rather than a traditional, split top, hot dog bun, this lobster roll was my favorite on this, my first trip, to Maine. The chunks of lobster were beautiful, extremely fresh and the lightly toasted roll had just the right, light hand with the butter - lobster roll perfection! As another poster mentioned the lobster glut wasn't reflected in the price but I found that to be the case throughout the state. Maybe if you bought fresh lobsters from a fish market or boat, the abundance of lobsters last summer would be reflected in those prices but not so much at restaurant. I'd pay double for this lobster roll anyway. It was that good.

The full belly clams were as good as any I've had on the Cape and better than some even. Onion rings were crisp, light and sweet. Portions were generous. Eating the fantastic food sitting outside on a sunny day was perfect. Highly recommend.

  • Visited July 2012
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Daytona Beach, Florida
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“Always great!”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

The wait is always worth it. Food is great. Clam strip box is still the biggest portion I have ever seen. Love the chicken fingers, scallops, onion rings and fries. A little tip... Call ahead for takeout and you don't have to wait in line.

  • Visited September 2012
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USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Wow, what great lobster rolls!”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

We had several friends recommend this little roadside take-out restaurant.
True to their suggestions we tried the lobster rills. The sandwich was filled with large pieces of fresh lobster meat. The flavor was wonderful. Although we were expecting lower lobster prices due to abundant supplies these guys were fairly expensive.

  • Visited October 2012
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Crystal Lake, IL
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“Lobster Bun!”
Reviewed October 20, 2012

We were told that this was a must when in Kennebunkport. Made a special effort to give it a try. Quite frankly, both my wife and I were disappointed. While the lobster was fresh and very good, it was served on a "bun" not much bigger than a McDonald's hamburger bun. After spending over $30 for two sandwiches and a soda, we were still hungry and ended up eating another lunch elsewhere! The "shack" ambiance is fun, but in the future we'll go elsewhere for our lobster rolls.

  • Visited October 2012
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