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The Clam Shack -- CLOSED
The Clam Shack -- CLOSED

The Clam Shack -- CLOSED

9.314 reviews
££££
Seafood
Ranked #69 in Kennebunk restaurants
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2 Western Ave, Kennebunk, ME 04043
(207) 967-3321
http://www.theclamshack.net/
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Perched at the bridge over the Kennebunk River, the Clam Shack provides a classic visual welcome to visitors. The tiny, immaculate fish shack serves award winning fried food, traditional boiled ... Read more
lobster dinners and lobster rolls served on freshly baked buns from a local bakery. A fresh lemonade stand and, for the truly indulgent, fried dough, are additional temptations. While the Clam Shack's food is it's biggest draw (just try to resist it if you're stuck in Dock Square summertime traffic!), a close second is the sheer experience of dining at the Clam Shack. All dishes are take away, and diners eat al fresco on wooden benches and lobster crates, watching a colorful parade of passerby. Or you can find a spot on the narrow boardwalk that sits directly on the river, and watch striped bass and mallard ducks come up under the pilings looking for dropped treats. Locals know better than to sit on the bridge, but if you're brave, sit there for a spectacular view of the river and Dock Square. Beware of the brazen seagulls, who know a good thing when they see it.

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This popular food spot is a walk-up counter in the heart of Kennebunkport. Be prepared for a long line with some lemonade from the nearby annual pop-up lemonade stand. This place has been featured on countless travel shows, so you know it's great!

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Old Bridge

Delicious authentic lobster rolls. They ruined me forever, because you can't get them like this where I'm from.

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Saco

Such amazing food! This place always has a line during their open season. I recommend the lobster roll!

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Norwalk

Take- out fried seafood (clams, oysters, shrimp, fish), lobster and crab rolls. Right in center of town. Very popular, so go a little early or late for lunch or dinner.

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Keene

Consistently rated the best for many of its foods, including the lobster roll with one lb of lobster meat and anything fried seafood or fish. Sits right on the bridge at lower village, it offers outside and inside seating.

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Santa Clara

The Clam Shack is deemed to be one of the best places in the US to eat New England's famed dish, the lobster roll. It lives up to the hype. The lobster rolls are fresh and huge and delicious in its simplicity.

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World famous at this point....and almost always a 20 minute plus waiting line.....a few minutes walk from The Old River House, Ocean Avenue....but there is a reason for the waiting line....
Do you love whole belly fried clams that are out of this world??? silly question, I know. Of course you do...Bet you cant do better?!

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Portland
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The Clam Shack is literally that: a shack in Lower Village that sells fried seafood. It's pretty typical for New England coastal towns, so it's worth trying if you're from away. You order at the window, eventually get a bucket of fried clams or scallops or something in a cardboard bucket, and you go eat it while leaning against a wooden railing overlooking the harbor. It's good, don't get me wrong, but just know what you're getting into.

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