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Bob's Clam Hut

315 US Route 1, Kittery, ME - (207) 439-4233
If you are heading into Maine in search of summertime shoreline seafood, the first important stop is just over the New Hampshire border: Bob's Clam Hut, where deep-fried seafood, arrayed in toasted rolls or in cornucopic seafood baskets is the specialty of the house. The aroma surrounding this sprawling clamatorium is car-culture bliss: hot oil bubbling in fry kettles that yield gorgeous tan gnarled whole-belly clams, pillowy scallops, crisp shrimp, snowy-fleshed fish and chips, and some of the crustiest onion rings anywhere along the shore.
85% Approval Rating (35 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Tartar Sauce
Lobster Roll
Fried Whole Belly Clams
Onion Rings
Fried Clam Basket
Clam Chowder
Fried Whole Belly Clam Basket
Lobster Stew
Ice Cream
Fried Calamari Basket

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (11)
Roadfood.com Editor
"If you are heading into Maine in search of summertime shoreline seafood, the first important stop is just over the New Hampshire border on the West side of Route 1: Bob's Clam Hut, where deep-fried seafood, arrayed in toasted rolls or in cornucopic seafood baskets is ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

315 US Route 1, Kittery, ME
(207) 439-4233

http://www.bobsclamhut.com/

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch, Dinner
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:Yes
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
Here's a triple platter of fried clams, scallops, and haddock. Buried underneath them is a mound of French fries.
"Here's a triple platter of fried clams, scallops, and haddock. Buried underneath them is a mound of French fries."
Michael Stern





A close view of Bob's hot lobster roll shows just how fresh and moist the meat is.
"A close view of Bob's hot lobster roll shows just how fresh and moist the meat is."
Michael Stern


A full shot of the hot lobster roll shows just how much meat is piled into the bun. For those who like lobster without the fuss of cracking shells and sucking meat, this is the ideal food.
"A full shot of the hot lobster roll shows just how much meat is piled into the bun. For those who like lobster without the fuss of cracking shells and sucking meat, this is the ideal food."
Michael Stern


The lobster stew is buttery-rich and full of fresh lobster.
"The lobster stew is buttery-rich and full of fresh lobster."
Cliff Strutz


Bob's onion rings are elegant, a worthwhile extra-cost option to any platter of fried seafood.
"Bob's onion rings are elegant, a worthwhile extra-cost option to any platter of fried seafood."
Michael Stern


Bob's tartar sauce is excellent, but when we spotted tartar sauce ice cream listed on the blackboard, we were skeptical. It's only a joke. The little green nuggets in sweet cream may look like pickle bits, but they taste just like pistachio nuts.
"Bob's tartar sauce is excellent, but when we spotted tartar sauce ice cream listed on the blackboard, we were skeptical. It's only a joke. The little green nuggets in sweet cream may look like pickle bits, but they taste just like pistachio nuts."
Michael Stern


The cool Maine lobster roll:  lots of meat, and just enough mayo to bind it.
"The cool Maine lobster roll: lots of meat, and just enough mayo to bind it."
Michael Stern


To go with that clam platter, you need Bob's tartar sauce, some of the best on the shoreline.
"To go with that clam platter, you need Bob's tartar sauce, some of the best on the shoreline."
Michael Stern


There is no table service at Bob's. You place your order at the order window, then stand around on this well-worn floor waiting for your number to be called.
"There is no table service at Bob's. You place your order at the order window, then stand around on this well-worn floor waiting for your number to be called."
Michael Stern


Apparently, after being rescued, Gilligan, Ginger, and the Skipper made Bob's Clam Hut their first stop.
"Apparently, after being rescued, Gilligan, Ginger, and the Skipper made Bob's Clam Hut their first stop."
Cliff Strutz


We are partial to any restaurant with a motto. You can buy T-shirts emblazoned with this one.
"We are partial to any restaurant with a motto. You can buy T-shirts emblazoned with this one."
Michael Stern


Downeast, this system is formally called
"Downeast, this system is formally called "Eat in the Rough."
Michael Stern


According to the menu,
"According to the menu, "Bob's Clam Hut's mission is to satisfy our customers with great food and fast service in a clean casual Maine setting." Mission accomplished!"
Michael Stern



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