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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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
Kennebunkport, Maine
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The crowds in line at this box of a restaurant located right on the edge of the Kennebunk River should alert you to the fact this is the best place for fried clams in the whole town. The clams served here are freshly prepared while you wait. I love the clams because they are always deliciously succulent. beleive me, the... More 

Thank Rick L
Elkridge, Maryland
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316 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A simple shack on the water with some covered bar-style seating adjacent--there's not much to look at considering the restaurant itself (but the waterfront views in the adjacent seating area are very tranquil). You don't visit The Clam Shack for a fine-dining experience, however, You visit because it features some of the best lobster rolls, clam strips, and seafood in... More 

Thank Christopher M
Kennebunkport, Maine
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Been to the Clam Shack many times in my life since I'm a local; I've been going there for years because of one simple reason: the taste of the food. This is hands down the best seafood you'll have anywhere. Bar none. Clams are golden brown and sweet. Lobster roll is packed full of real, chunky lobster meat. Clam chowder... More 

Thank ninjabomber127
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

We stop for a quick bite before heading to the beach and became instantly in love with the concept, the restaurant, the location and the quality of the food. Lobster is pulled by hand daily by men to make delicious rolls. After exploring the area found out that nothing beats the prece quality relationship than this place. Maybe there are... More 

Thank Belkis R
Devon, England
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93 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

1st time Lobster for the wife, not for me so we decided to go for the Lobster Rolls. Lady taking order suggested the Mayo and Butter on the rolls and she wasn't wrong. Had fries as well. Lobster rolls were superb and very filling, Wife loved them and is now raving about them to everyone.

Thank TheFergie's
Lyon, France
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Went there a couple of times during different summers, it's very touristy but it'd be a shame not to go there. Nice staff

Thank Henri G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 454 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Kennebunkport was a lunch stop for our tour group, so time was of the essence to grab something to eat quickly, while leaving adequate time to browse the shops and see abit of the village. We were ideally looking for a casual sit-down place on the water but nothing checked all our boxes. The Clam Shack had come highly recommended... More 

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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

I'm not a big fan of George W. Bush or trendy, touristy craft stores but my wife and I were hungry as we were driving to Portland on I-95. I thought I remembered there were some lobter shacks in Kennebunkport so we exited to see what we might find. We found the Clam Shack in Kennebunk and luckily found a... More 

Thank Lumbar2
Calabasas, California
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76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This restaurant was recommended to us by our tour guide. One literally orders from a shack. We had been told that we must try the lobster roll, so that's what we ordered - with butter. It was a pretty cold and breezy day so we tried to eat in the store next door (which is part of the Clam Shack),... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
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?