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Clam Shack

2 Western Ave, Kennebunk, ME 04043-7751
+1 207-967-3321
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good24%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fried clams” (182 reviews)
“fries” (102 reviews)
“seafood” (80 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Fast food
$$ - $$$
2 Western Ave, Kennebunk, ME 04043-7751
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Tried the lobster roll because of the high reviews. I found it to be a bit dry. I've had better lobster rolls in Portland and Bar Harbor.

Thank Jose B
Reviewed 3 days ago

We’ve long been fans of the Clam Shack but it appears to have lost some of it’s mojo. Still extremely popular the food was disappointing. The clams were overcooked and the fries lacked any flavor. We tried to give them another chance but, despite indicating...More

Thank GilAxlander
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This might have been the best haddock I've ever eaten. Cooked to perfection. Light, crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Just delicious. The lobster roll, though delicious, is served with a round bun, making it difficult to eat without losing your filling....More

Thank brenda C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Don't bother with the Clam plate or the crab cakes sandwich. Small stringy clams. If you want whole belly clams, go to Jakes in Wells. This place is on the pier, but really not worth bothering with. Popular with tourists, not with the locals.

Thank MichiganMillionaire
Reviewed 6 days ago

WE DROVE INTO KENNEBUNKPORT(THE TOWN OF) PARKING WAS A NIGHTMARE BUT WE FOUND A QUICK in and out space so my husband waited for me while I purchased our order. We had the oh so wonderful but too small CHOWDAH. We were just in the...More

Thank Hillsborough_NJLaLa
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been on a month long road trip and have had lobster rolls along the way - PEI, Nova Scotia, Mount Desert Island and this was the best by far- nothing even comes close. From the freshly baked bun to the whole lobster pieces...More

Thank TennaRotor
Reviewed 1 week ago

An authentic experience, ordering at the counter and eating on the picnic tables outside. No frills lobster roll where the lobster meat is the star, other fried seafood options available too.

Thank krankn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good choice for delicious fresh Maine lobster or lobster rolls cooked quickly in a casual restaurant. Inside and outside dining area on the Kennebunk River.

Thank discodev
Reviewed 1 week ago

First found this place decades ago. The chowder is what I rate all other chowders against. Just was there. Still the very best I have ever had. Way more clams than most, and cooked just right. The chowder is not overly thick or too watery....More

Thank burtthecat
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fresh whole tender lobsters boiled to perfection served with melted butter ( I opted out due to allergies) and chips. You order your lobster by weight so you get the right size for your appetite. Served on a paper plate... Nothing fancy but oh... So.......More

Thank Travelinggal0121
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Questions & Answers
24 September 2016|
Response from Paula C | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I have no idea you may want to call them or look at their web site
15 February 2016|
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Response from mul8r | Reviewed this property |
I would bet so. I can't imagine that they are closing up shop.
Carly B
7 October 2015|
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Response from Rose Marie P | Reviewed this property |
Hi Carly, Sorry I was unable to answer you question! We don't visit this time of year. I am glad someone else answered your question, and I will know also. Next year go and visit early if possible, the town is lovely and a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, View, 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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