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“Worth A Visit For Fresh Seafood”
Review of Clam Shack

Clam Shack
Ranked #8 of 72 Restaurants in Kennebunk
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Takeout
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 all over the country, so it was interesting to chat while waiting. One of us had the lobster roll, which was a little unusual in that it was served on a round roll instead of a hot dog roll or baguette. And the prices were pretty high. But all in all, worth a visit. And besides, Kennebunk has lots of cute little shops.

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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 a bill of well over $100! Try it- but be prepared for sticker shock!

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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!

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Reviewed 6 February 2017

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 wait time in season is worth it for this food. They also create an unusual lobster roll which is served on a round bun. It is award-winning. Note that seating is limited. Also, beware of seagulls which will snatch your food if you are unaware! This is a "must do" when in Kenneubnkport

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Reviewed 2 February 2017

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 all of Maine. Kennebunk itself is a quaint little town, and the delicious food at The Clam Shack makes the drive all the more worthwhile. It's a must-try if you're in the Ogunquit/Kennebunk area.

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