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“Best Damn Clams!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
Review of Clam Shack

Clam Shack
Ranked #3 of 68 Restaurants in Kennebunk
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Takeout
Reviewed August 11, 2010

You can't get more basic than this. Adjacent to an old small drawbridge and built overlooking the river inlet. Fresh clams are breaded and fried to order. Served with big wedges of lemon and splendid homemade cocktail sauce or Ken's Tartar Sauce. The Lobster roll here is also great (buttered chunks on a conventional bun). Also known for their scallops... if it's seafood and it's fried, this is the place to get it. Beware of the seagulls! They'll swoop down and get your clams! You dine "al fresco" here... on benches in the parking lot or on the dock or bridge or standing next to the road. BRING CASH! They don't take credit cards and it ain't cheap!

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Reviewed June 28, 2010

We stopped here for a late lunch on Saturday afternoon. We got a lobster roll (that claimed to have 1lb of meat but it did not), a crab roll, and cup of chower, and a small french fry - and it cost $38. The food tasted good - but was way over priced and very small portions. Would skip this place next time and just go to one of the small lobster shacks outside of town.

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Thank mbvd
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Reviewed April 21, 2010

Been eating here since I was a kid and it's so nice to see that nothing has changed . (well, except the prices). Our favorites are the scallops, lobster roll and the haddock. Who knew haddock could be so delicious! Yes, it's expensive for food from a take out window, but it's worth every single penny. Everything is prepared fresh and we've yet to find a place that beats the quality of the food.

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Reviewed November 14, 2009

If you have one meal to eat in Kennebunk be sure to eat it at (or more like take it out) at The Clam Shack. It is a true Maine experience- order your food at the window, and sit in the parking lot to eat. The Fried Clams are the BEST I have ever had--great scallops, chowder and Fish and Chips. Another hint is if you are entertaining a crowd at home goe to Fish Market next door and order as many lobsters steamed to go. They will steam and wrap them up and they stay hot for over an hour in a stryofoam cooler. YUM--thinking about it makes me miss Maine summers.

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Thank puppysmiles
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Reviewed October 10, 2009

We decided to have lunch here having had so many recommendations. The clam and shrimp lunches were tasteless and very expensive for what they were.

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Thank Lizzie50
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