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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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Kennebunkport, Maine
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 9 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 9 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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681 reviews
317 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 448 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 

Thank The_Concierge_8
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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 

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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 

Thank J A
Somis, CA
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161 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Weather was beautiful, this made our all ready great lunch even better! Great beer on tap, had haddock sandwiches and overlooked the water, all for about $20 per person. Highly recommend !

Thank Avocado-gal
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

My mum and I visited as part of ourselves New England fall road trip. The queues outside drew us in. We ate whole lobsters inside with chips and butter. I had a coots light which washed it down perfectly. Lovely evening dinner.

Thank Claire T
Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
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493 reviews
360 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We traveled to Kennebunk, and were highly disappointed that this location was closed for the season, while the Trip Advisor site stated that it was open. Understandable that the site was not notified, but don't be disappointed!!!!

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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
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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?