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Foster's Clambakes & Catering

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5 Axholme Rd, York, ME 03909-1432 (Formerly Fosters Downeast Clambake)
+1 800-552-0242
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08:30 - 05:00
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New York City, New York
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Okay, so this review is a month overdue, sorry guys. I'll give you the summary first...Foster,s staff and management bent over backwards to make our rehearsal dinner the absolute best event, and they hit a homerun! The manager (Kevin) was a gracious host, who encouraged to use the newly built private room...it has its own attached stone patio with open... More 

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Thank tfuller52
Cheryl P, Public Relations Manager at Foster's Clambakes & Catering, responded to this review

Hi there, I'll be sure to bring your review to the attention of Kevin, Lisa, Jenna, our chefs ... and our entire staff! THANK YOU so much. It was our pleasure! More 

Washington
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424 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

This is a righteous New England clambake. There was lobster with absolutely all the trimmings, preceded by a cup of chowder. If you can find a better clambake anywhere, be my guest. The setting is convivial and the restaurant pleasant. We had a local entertainer who invited us to join in and we had a lot of fun. The servings... More 

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Thank Sungron
Cheryl P, Public Relations Manager at Foster's Clambakes & Catering, responded to this review

Yours was certainly the experience our team works so hard to offer! Thank you so much for posting about it. We hope you come back and see us again soon. More 

Alliance, Ohio
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57 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Our tour group really did love this experience. I know everyone is different but we had a very enjoyable evening. First the assistant manager came on the bus and spoke for a few minutes about our dinner. He past out tickets so they knew what we ordered. Homemade bread and butter were served within minutes and the soup and crackers... More 

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Thank kathie l
Cheryl P, Guest Relations Manager at Foster's Clambakes & Catering, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this fantastic review. I appreciate that you mentioned Dan specifically and will be sure to pass along your comments. He is one of our most enthusiastic, friendly, service oriented team members and we're very lucky to have him aboard! More 

Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This certainly was a unique dining experience. Three tour busses, plus some locals, all show up to dine at 6:45. All of the food is prepared ahead and served to all diners at the same time. Now this was my first exposure to lobster. Definitely a negative calorie food. It was more work to dismantle this thing than it's worth.... More 

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Thank Kevin M
Cheryl P, Public Relations Manager at Foster's Clambakes & Catering, responded to this review

I'm so sorry your Foster's experience was not a good one. We work very hard to give all of our customers, especially those new to a Maine clambake, a great experience. Those aspects of your review that we can address, we certainly will, and we do appreciate your comments. More 

Oakland, Maryland
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55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We had a wonderful evening at the clambake. Lobster was great and the one-man show for entertainment was a hoot. We had a sing-along with several members of the audience/party participants selected to play various instruments which added to our musical entertainment.

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Thank Shirley S
Spring Lake Park, Minnesota
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

The food was great The environment huge. Quite a production A very fun experience Staff was friendly and hosts were awesome!!

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Thank Lee Ann S
Cheryl P, Public Relations Manager at Foster's Clambakes & Catering, responded to this review

You must have attended a clambake? Yes, they are quite the production! Thank you for taking the time to post a review for us. Kindly, Cheryl More 

New York City, New York
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73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

They offer indoor and outdoor seating and the usual Maine seafood dishes, also lobster, etc. sales. We went there for the lobster rolls, which are ok but nothing special.

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1 Thank PMGpmg
Cheryl P, Public Relations Manager at Foster's Clambakes & Catering, responded to this review

We're sorry you didn't find our lobster rolls to be exceptional. We hope you'll give us another try next season. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. Kindly, Cheryl More 

ma
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We had a great time at Foster's in their private venue for our son's rehearsal dinner. We had 40+ people of all ages and we're well taken care of by staff. Dan, our bartender was great and happened to be at the wedding as our bartender. As a good bartender, he recalled the immediate family drink preferences. Always greater us... More 

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Cheryl P, Public Relations Manager at Foster's Clambakes & Catering, responded to this review

Dan and Adrian are indeed a couple of Foster's finest! I'll make sure that they both read your comments. The Hamilton House is a gorgeous venue for a wedding and we always enjoy working with the folks there. We're happy we could help make your day special. Thank you. More 

Boston
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Foster's Clambakes catered my family reunion with 90 plus people. The entire Foster's team were incredibly helpful from start to finish. Michelle and her team made the process seamless and were very patient with me as I was a bit indecisive on the final details until the very last moment. They worked with me to be sure our catering needs... More 

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1 Thank Heather M
Cheryl P, Public Relations Manager at Foster's Clambakes & Catering, responded to this review

Thank you so much Heather! We're thrilled we were able to make your family reunion such a success. I'll be sure to let the entire staff know you were so pleased. Kindly, Cheryl More 

New York City, New York
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44 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

In the town of York, not on the beach. Family operated, very friendly, reasonable prices. Take out or eat there, inside or outdoors. Huge catering hall for special occasions.

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Thank mbrainerd277
Cheryl P, Public Relations Manager at Foster's Clambakes & Catering, responded to this review

Thank you so much for posting such a favorable review. We hope you'll visit us again next season! Kindly, Cheryl More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Cuisine
American, Barbecue, Soups, Seafood
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
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 05:00
Monday
08:30 - 05:00
Tuesday
08:30 - 05:00
Wednesday
08:30 - 05:00
Thursday
08:30 - 05:00
Friday
08:30 - 05:00
Saturday
08:30 - 05:00
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
Description
From backyard BBQ's to black tie weddings, and everything in between, Foster's specializes in upscale catering and premium event planning in Maine and New Hampshire. Our property includes a spacious main pavilion, our smaller, more intimate rustic barn-style room, and a backyard lawn complete with a pond and fountain large enough for a tented reception. If you prefer another venue, we’ll bring the party to you!

Looking For Scrumptious Maine Seafood? Our Cafe is open seasonally and offers air conditioned indoor seating and an outdoor sunny patio. Stop by for a Maine lobster roll (the best in southern Maine!), a cup of warm clam chowder, or our fried seafood and BBQ choices. Take out is also available. Our authentic downeast lobsterbakes are open to the public and scheduled throughout the season.

Planning a party? Our Catering To Go menu offers items to be picked up hot or taken home to heat. Most choices require 24 hours notice and delivery is only available on larger orders, based on distance and availability.

Fresh Maine Lobster To Go? We also have an 8’ saltwater live lobster tank and the option to “pick your own.” Have us boil them fresh on the spot, or take them to steam up yourself.

Fosters Clambakes and Catering ~ Fostering A Maine Tradition For Over 65 Years

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