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“TOTALLY NOT WORTH IT GO SOMEPLACE ELSE”
Review of Mike's Clam Shack

Mike's Clam Shack
Ranked #10 of 71 Restaurants in Wells
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
Pa
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3 reviews
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“TOTALLY NOT WORTH IT GO SOMEPLACE ELSE”
Reviewed August 30, 2010

I am sorry to say that our much anticipated visit to Mikes was a real bust., There soup

was not the best around didnt even come close to the Maine Diner. I had as an appetizer

there clam cakes not very good at all. We were a party of four two steak eaters and two

seafood eaters and we all were in agreement about the food. It is not all it is hyped up to

be.

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“Horrible service!!!! We were buzzed to be...”
Reviewed August 30, 2010

Horrible service!!!! We were buzzed to be seated, then told by the hostess she didn't buzz us. She said someone else must have. They seated us shortly after that. We were put in the very back, and forgotten. A waitress kept walking by, look at us and keep going. After 15 mins of not being acknowledged, we left. We have never left a restaurant without eating. Will never go back there. Very unfriendly people, even when they made the mistakes.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Yum”
Reviewed August 30, 2010

My husband and I ate our way through Wells and Mike's was far the best place we had the pleasure of dining at. Others were "good" but this was "tops". The "chowda" won the prize, as far as we were concerned. We ate at least 2 cups everyday from different restaurants and this had the best flavor and consistency. The mussels were fabulous. Garlicky, buttery and good. I basically drank the broth once the mussels were gone. Fish and chips were to die for - again the best tasting, good portion size and cooked to perfection and we tasted plenty of fish and chips at various places. Don't miss Mike's!!

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Oakville, Canada
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“Tourist food”
Reviewed August 29, 2010

If you want GREAT food - DO NOT EAT HERE.
It was not terrible food but it was by no means as excellent as it was made out to be. It was average fried food - we had fried clams, fried Maine shrimp and fish and chips - it was all mediocre. I can get better fried seafood in Toronto - that is embarrassing. The service was not great either. This place has been around for years and has grown a lot - it seems to have lost it's quality in the growth. There is better seafood in the area and there is better fried seafood.

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1 Thank VKB_Oakville
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Salem, MA
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“not impressed”
Reviewed August 28, 2010

not my idea of a clam shack, more of a people factory. got there at 6 pm, given a beeper by host who didn't even look up, "20 min wait, name, next".....we waited outside for 25 min with at least 40 others. beeper goes off, pushed thru throngs of people milling in lobby to our sticky icky wet table. ordered haddock sandwich, no cheese, no tomato, no tartar sauce, no taste. just a fried piece o fish on a roll. ooh that is real new england. tv was on and i commented about bad weather in bangor, maine when it was a perfectly beautiful day in wells. hubby said the weather report was true, it is raining in bangor. i said "how do u know"? he said "that is where i parked...."

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