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“Great Place!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mike's Clam Shack

Mike's Clam Shack
Ranked #9 of 68 Restaurants in Wells
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Champaign, Illinois
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Great Place!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2006

My husband says this was the best clams he'd ever had! I had a baked stuffed haddock that was out of this world. We had to wait about 1/2 an hour for a table, but it was worth it. They will not seat you unless your entire party is there, and they are SO busy they could almost use more wait staff or someone to get drink refills and clear dishes. We would definitely visit this place again!

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“the best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2006

i bring my elderly mother from everett ma to wells twice a month just to eat at mikes clam shack. the food is excellent and the staff are the best around. they treat you with friendship and respect. they help my mother, who is 90, like a queen. if you are ever in maine, go to mike's. i promise you will go back again and again.

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Hartsdale, NY
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Clam Chowder, Haven't had any better Ogunquit to Bar Harbor”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2006

We have been making the trip to Maine 2-3 times a year for the past 5 years. Our final destinations have been Ogunquit, Biddeford, Portland, Booth Bay and Bar Harbor. We plan our trips to arrive at Mikes for our first lunch and our last lunch on departure. Mikes is also our favorite place for at least 2 evening meals.
We haven't tried the Clam Chowder at every eatery in Maine, but the places where we have eaten do not beat the chowder at Mikes. I once questioned our waitress about some of the menu items that seemed unlikely selections for someone travailing to Maine for the seafood. Her reply, “Those items were on the menu at the request of the locals." Now that is the best recommendation, "A Place where the Locals Eat"

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“Fun time in wells beach and the best food at mikes”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2006

Febuary 17 2006.We have been going to Mikes for the last 5 years.We love to walk the beach in the winter time . If you think it is to cold to walk the beach your wrong.Every one must have the experience of the beach in the winter time.It is also not busy like summer time. We Always stay at the Layfette resort on wells beach a great place to stay.And our favorite place to eat is Mikes Clam Shack.See ya in March
Mark and Carol

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Troy, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Never miss it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2005

We go to Wells Beach, Maine about 3 times a year- usually during the spring, summer and fall. Our most recent trip was this past July, 2005. The one place we never fail to go is Mikes Clam Shack. It has to be one of our favorite places in Maine. Not only is the food excellent but the entire staff is friendly and makes you feel like one of the family and their prices are extremely reasonable with good sized portions! We would not consider it a vacation if we missed it. Give it a try- I guarantee you won't be disapointed. I know I'm looking forward to another visit to Mike's sometime in October when the autumn chill makes the seafood chowder an exceptional treat!

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