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Clam Shack

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2 Western Ave, Kennebunk, ME 04043-7751
+1 207-967-3321
11:00 - 20:00
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New York City, New York
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Maybe my expectations were set too high based on reviews but I was not overly impressed. I was hopeful when seeing the long line to order (get there early afternoon). I have to preface by stating I'm not keen on fried foods. Mostly everything on the menu was fried and I did see many orders with generous portions of fried... More 

Thank Annabel V
Ansonia, Connecticut
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of my favorite clam shacks in New England, probably the Nation. The whole belly clams and clam strips are phenomenal and the lobster roll is to die for! It comes on a thick hamburger bun (instead of the usual hot dog bun) and I have mine with both mayo and butter. What sets this shack apart is the sheer... More 

Thank Julie A
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A fun stop in Kennebunkport! Order at the window and enjoy your food outside on a lobster trap coffee table or inside with a cold beverage. Yum!

Thank Paige T
Wells, Maine
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

In season, there's a line... The seafood is so good and fresh. Lobster rolls are excellent. Clam strip and haddock lunch boxes are our favorites. Leftover fries can be fun entertainment to feed the huge stripers that frequent by in the river off the narrow deck.

Thank travelingliz111
North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had an order of steamed clams that were beautiful cooked just right After finishing those decided to get the famous lobster roll what a great roll The mayo was just perfect and the butter enhanced the lobster and roll to make it perfect A must stop

Thank Susan H
Kennebunkport, Maine
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whenever I am in the mood for the freshest fried clams, this is the place I go. In season, there are always long lines at this little place right on the bridge in Kennebunkport. That is why I usually go early or late in the season. The Clam Shack just opened for the 2017 season this weekend. Additionally, the Calm... More 

Thank Rick L
Scarborough, Maine
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89 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm not sure why I didn't try the clams on my initial visit. I opted for the shrimp. Eh... they were just ok. I kept tasting this chlorine taste in my mouth which kind of ruined my experience a bit. I will say that it's super fun to order right on the bridge with tons of people walking by in... More 

Thank MaineGal
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266 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

We took a quick drive up to the Clam Shack in Kennebunk, Maine because we've heard so many people rave about it, and it was pretty darn good. The fried clams were some of the best we've ever tasted, so it was worth the trip just for that. It was very crowded, with long lines, but there were people from... More 

1 Thank GraceMarieGMC
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158 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

It's famous and the long, long lines attest to its popularity, but locals are quick to point out the same food is available at many other venues for far less. Fried clams and fries and lobster rolls are standard fare in this corner of the world- but the shack is known far and wide. 2 adults and 4 kids-- ran... More 

Thank alnus
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Classic Maine! Walk in and have a Bud while you wait! the shack is right on the water and you can see the boats actually coming to deliver the fresh fish and lobster!

Thank Caitlin O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Seafood, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Western Ave, Kennebunk, ME 04043-7751
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Kennebunks  >  Kennebunk
  • Phone Number: +1 207-967-3321

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?