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“Excellent seafood”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Mike's Clam Shack

Mike's Clam Shack
Ranked #8 of 69 Restaurants in Wells
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Lexington, Kentucky
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Excellent seafood”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

Mikes always has a line outside and there is a reason, he has excellent seafood and the full belly clams are very tasty, it is pricey but not far from the beach, so you can get your seafood fix and return to the ocean..I always bring my visitors to Mike's and they usually return again and again.
Great food, great service, could be less expensive

  • Visited July 2013
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Florence
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Descent but NOISY”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

I don't know if this place is always this loud and chaotic but, wow.... 4th of July weekend was a bit much for me.

Food is just the normal seafood that is at every corner and the place is so huge it's a little overwhelming.

Waitresses are AMAZING with service knowing how many people they are dealing with on a consistent basis.

Good though.... good prices, etc... Live music... sat in the bar area.

Visited July 2013
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Ormond Beach, Florida
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“That Pie!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013

Forget the seafood, which was good with nice portions, there was a pie special going on and I succumbed to the Coconut Cream. Wonderful and the sole reason for the upgrade from Average. When asked, two seafood restaurants were recommended from one of the condo staff where we stayed, "Billy's Chowder" and "Mike's Clam Shack." When asked the first choice, we were told with a big smile, "Billy's" and my husband and I completely agree after eating at both. Food and atmosphere were both better there, BUT the clams and haddocks we ordered at Mike's were both good. No comparison, however to the unique and delicious Lobster and Clam Chowders we had at Billy's and the prices were very close. Salad at Mike's was warm, not chilled but okay. But that pie. There are lots of great places for good seafood in Maine and Mike's is on that list. Desserts are usually an after thought (since most are too full to eat them) but order accordingly and save room for this special treat. Had we had more time in Well's, I'd have gone back, ordered an appetizer or salad, and tried another selection from their pie list. Delicious and generous sized to share (although I didn't.)

  • Visited June 2013
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Hinsdale, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Good seafood for your stop in Wells Me”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2013

A nice place to get your seafood fix while you take a break from the beach, many options and a wonderful atmosphere. Easy to get to and plenty of parking even for its popularity. Is a bit on the pricy side, but large portions, and the price is comparable for other in season places.

  • Visited June 2013
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Sierra Vista, AZ
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“Timing is Everything...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

I see where the last review done on Mike's was written by someone in my own hometown...and I'm so sorry she didn't have the same great experience we did. We had never eaten at Mike's before but saw their sign where they had a lobster special from 11:30 to 4 pm for $11.95...so the three of us ran right in and took advantage of that special! It was great - the lobster was delicious, the rolls were hot, the baked potatoes good and the cole slaw really tasty. Two of us had beer and one had a glass of wine and the prices were pretty reasonable - $4 each. Our server was terrific, too, and service was not slow....but then again, at 4 pm there's not a big crowd. Maybe timing is everything :-). If you didn't have much for lunch and don't mind an early dinner, this is a great place to stop.

  • Visited July 2013
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