This Maine lobster joint has been serving up meaty, overflowing rolls since 1968—and now it’s the must-try lobster roll of the summer!

By Lauren Phillips
June 05, 2017
Photo: Tracey Minkin
Photo: Tracey Minkin

Every week from Memorial Day through Labor Day, our readers are voting for the best spots of the summer—and this week’s winner for the Best Lobster Roll is The Clam Shack in Kennebunkport, Maine!

This storied joint often has a line of hungry customers, but the lobster rolls here are well worth the wait: Heavy on the lobster and light on the mayo, they’re absolutely irresistible. The buns are freshly baked at a local bakery, and they’re more than up to the task of holding the meat of a one-pound lobster. Add french fries, onion rings, or even some fried shrimp on the side, and you have a classic, made-in-Maine meal.

If you demand dinner and a show, The Clam Shack has that, too. Located at a bridge that crosses the Kennebunk River, there are plenty of water views to go around. Is your stomach growling yet? If it’s not, one look at The Clam Shack’s menu of oh-so-fresh seafood (plus classics like hamburgers and grilled cheeses) will have you itching for a taste and packing your bags for the shores of Maine.

Click here to see all the winners so far, and don’t forget to vote in this week’s competition: Where Is the Best Beach Boardwalk in America? And keep an eye on our Best of Summer 2017 voting schedule to make sure you don’t miss a single competition!

Congratulations, Clam Shack!