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Foster's Clambakes & Catering

5 Axholme Rd, York, ME 03909-1432
+1 800-552-0242
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“clambake” (26 reviews)
“corn on the cob” (12 reviews)
“clams” (20 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, Healthy
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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5 Axholme Rd, York, ME 03909-1432
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

After cruising the Maine coast the other day, we stopped into Foster’s in York for some lobster rolls. They actually have a selection of 3 different kinds. I went with the traditional, which includes buttered lobster meat with lemon, salt & pepper, in a brioche...More

Thank PhCollector
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Foster's Clambake exceeded expectations! First, you MUST have a reservation for the clambake. You can't walk in. When a clambake is going on, the regular restaurant part is closed. So, check the website in advance for clambake dates and times - there's usually one a...More

Thank sheilabk2016
Cheryl P, Guest Relations Manager at Foster's Clambakes & Catering, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I love this review! Thank you so much for explaining what a Foster's clambake is all about for the world to see!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here with two buses and there was already another bus here. The food is plentiful to say the least. We had a whole lobster, clams, mussels, corn-on-the-cob, red skinned potatoes, clam chowder, rolls and non-alcoholic beverages. They are well prepared for serving large...More

Thank AdventuresomeCouple
Cheryl P, Guest Relations Manager at Foster's Clambakes & Catering, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It sounds like you and your group feasted on a Foster's clambake and did not leave hungry! Thank you so much for your visit. We schedule clambakes several times a week May - October, and yes, our seasonal cafe opens June 30. During the months...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice venue for the rehearsal dinner. The food was very good and the atmosphere allowed the attendees to mingle and enjoy themselves.

Thank jme3344
Cheryl P, Guest Relations Manager at Foster's Clambakes & Catering, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

With our 2 function rooms available for as few as 75 guests, or as many as 400, and our comfortable relaxed vibe, Foster's is a great choice for a rehearsal dinner. Thanks so much for coming!

Reviewed 5 June 2018

My husband and I went for our first visit and it was great. The food was delicious, staff was great, entertainment was excellent and a fun time was had by everyone. I would certainly recommend this establishment!!

Thank Jamie P
Cheryl P, Guest Relations Manager at Foster's Clambakes & Catering, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for letting us know you 2 had a pretty wonderful time! We hope you come see us again soon.

Reviewed 4 March 2018

If you would like a catering company who knows what they are doing and do it well, Fosters does it the best. Went to a company clambake, was wonderful. Fosters thinks of everything from the corn on the cob to the “Wetnap” at the end...More

Thank X3559UNshirleyc
Cheryl P, Guest Relations Manager at Foster's Clambakes & Catering, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

We certainly do try to anticipate every need and after 65 years of clambakes, we've gotten pretty good at it! We hope your company chooses Foster's again in the future. Thank you so much for letting us know you were so pleased.

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

There was a wedding reception in the big event space and a smaller event space holding a party. We entered the "restaurant" part and stood there looking a the menu for a few minutes, looking for "clam bake". After all, that's why we went there....More

Thank Angie H
Cheryl P, Guest Relations Manager at Foster's Clambakes & Catering, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

I'm sorry your Fosters experience was such a let down. We pride ourselves on our efficient, attentive, and friendly staff, but clearly you were disappointed. We have at least one clambake a day, often several, but they are by reservation. They are scheduled from late...More

Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Went here with a bunch of friend and we had the lobster dinner. It came with clams, mussels, corn (great) lobster and potatoes (& a onion). It was all great. Service was great. Seating was great. And the price was reasonable. Love this place.

Thank USMCRip
Cheryl P, Public Relations Manager at Foster's Clambakes & Catering, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

We're always pleased to hear from our customers and so proud to read a review like yours! Thank you so much for spreading the good word about Fosters.

Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

I'm not a seafood lover but attended a great lobster/clam bake work event with my husband and I even ate the food lol. They give you huge portions of EVERYTHING and cater to your every need. Highly recommend this fantastic find!!

Thank OHWVSC
Cheryl P, Public Relations Manager at Foster's Clambakes & Catering, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Glad to hear you enjoyed your first Fosters lobster bake! Thank you for letting us know and we hope you'll be back for more good times!

Reviewed 10 August 2017

Three of us stopped in for dinner on a weekday about 430, after a day at the beach. We all had lobster rolls and all of us found them excellent. The corn on the cob was also good. I thought the coleslaw was just ok....More

Thank mrjobs2016
Cheryl P, Public Relations Manager at Foster's Clambakes & Catering, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

So glad you stopped in and enjoyed our lobster rolls! Lobster meat is really pricey this summer so we do heap it on and limit the mayo. We want it to be a meal worthy of the price tag and thank you for telling the...More

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JandM5554
3 May 2018|
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Response from Cheryl P | Property representative |
Please reach out to our office M-F 9:00 - 5:00. 800-552-0242 or 207-363-3255. We appreciate your interest in Foster's.
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Fingerlakes09
15 July 2016|
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Response from WillyFrancis | Reviewed this property |
Not private. But, the whole restaurant is one giant clambake!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$12 - US$35
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Axholme Rd, York, ME 03909-1432 (Formerly Fosters Downeast Clambake)
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  York
  • Phone Number: +1 800-552-0242
  • E-mail
Description
We are a full service catering company specializing in authentic Maine lobster bakes. Our seasonal cafe is located in the heart of York Harbor just steps from the ocean. Stop by for a delicious Maine lobster roll, clam chowder, salads and healthy options, or a boiled lobster dinner with all the fixin's. Pick up some lobsters to go, or pick a date to join us for one of our public lobster bakes scheduled May through October. Our cafe is open 7/days a week in July and August, 11:30am - 8:00pm. Please see our website for our public clambake schedule and restaurant menu.
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