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Bob's Clam Hut

315 US Route 1, Kittery, ME 03904-5618
+1 207-439-4233
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“fried clams” (299 reviews)
“fries” (324 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
315 US Route 1, Kittery, ME 03904-5618
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Drove by many times and finally stopped I. Had the clams and they were good but I think the hype exceeds the product.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Spuddler
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had read other reviews and thought "it can't be that good". WRONG!! It is that good. We had the fried clams and they were tender, cooked perfectly and just overall delicious. Do yourself a favor and start (and end!) your Maine vacation the right...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank thebookgal
Reviewed 1 week ago

Don’t miss this little place as you drive past. Once you have eaten there you will be back! We thought we’d stop in for a quick dinner and ended up driving back from Rockport Mass the next day for lunch!! We had the clam and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Sheina J
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in any state in New England you know lobster rolls are a must! We always make sure we stop by Bob's Clam Hut to and from our travels in Maine. Kittery is just about 1.5 hours from Boston and right on the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank TravelingMAholes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Passing this by several times on our visits to Maine we saw this featured on DDD so we had to stop in to see what we had been missing. WOW. Best Fried clams we've ever had. When planning our trips further north, we plan our...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Bluhmbrown
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in with family & friends for lunch, they have a verity of menu offering including non seafood items, we enjoyed lobster rolls and the fried shrimp platter. defiantly a place to go back to.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Georgefactor
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived at 12 noon, on a Sunday in December. The restaurant is located beside the Kittery Trading Post, and we went there after. I ordered a veggie burger, and my husband ordered a grilled cheese. Our food arrived in a reasonable time, and we...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank shellButton
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here a few times, found the food to be good, however they are extremely pricey. The seating is mainly outside with a few seats inside. It’s a walk up and order type of place.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank PurpleDaisy18
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had seen Bob’s featured on one of those television food shows showing different restaurants specialty dishes. Bob’s was their lobster roll. It looked like a good sized bun loaded with a heaping portion of lobster. My wife is a lobster roll lover , so...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Bob S
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Famous clam shack in Kittery Maine. Long lines because of delicious seafood. Wonderful fried clams, scallops, fish, onion rings, fries, etc. Well worth the wait, always great seafood.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank RhodyRick2015
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 315 US Route 1, Kittery, ME 03904-5618
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Kittery
  • Phone Number: +1 207-439-4233
  • E-mail
Established in 1956 on busy Route One long before that stretch became bustling and busy with Kittery's outlet shops, Bob’s was the locals' golden fried standard. Now Bob's is a favorite spot for locals and travelers alike. We hear it from our guests: no trip to Maine is complete without a meal at Bob's Clam Hut.Bob's is committed to serving traditional Maine fried seafood with straightforward simplicity. Our clams are always fresh, which means daily deliveries--we're too small to store more than that anyway. We use "specials," which are clams hand-selected for consistent size and quality. We follow the original Bob's recipes, including the famous tartar sauce. Customer favorites include Bob's New England Clam Chowder, Lobster Stew, the traditional Bob's fried clams, and the Lillian fried clams. The volume of fryolator oil we go through amazes our suppliers--our oil cleanliness standards are second to none. Our staff uses the same cook-to-order system that Bob and his family developed way back when the Clam Hut first opened.Open for lunch and dinner year round from 11:00.
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