New Hampshire & Maine

This journal contains travel reviews for destinations and events in New Hampshire and Maine.

Bob's Clam Hut

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by hellotmf on March 5, 2006

Nothing tastes more like New England than fried clams served in a cardboard box, and Bob's Clam Hut serves up some of the best of them. In addition to serving excellent seafood, they also serve it healthy, using cholesterol-free 100% vegetable oil. The menu of Bob's Clam Hut consists of moderately priced fried local seafood, sandwiches, and a la carte side orders. They accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.

Bob's Clam Hut has been open since 1956. It is located on Route 1 in Kittery, Maine, conveniently next door to the Kittery Trading Post, which is a large store of outdoor gear and clothes for winter and summer outdoor activities.

Be prepared for long lines around lunch and dinner; however, the lines do move quite fast since there is a menu posted on the wall. You can also order by phone by calling (207)439-4233. Also, be prepared to wait for a table, especially on weekends. Bob's Clam Hut is a very small place and doesn't have enough room for many parties. If there isn't a table open, they have several chairs set up on a bar-like structure by a window. The restaurant is usually packed, so bring your patience, because you'll need to wade through the crowd to get your order after it is called. That said, it is still worth the trip to partake in this local tasty treat.

Bob's Clam Hut is open year-round daily at 11am and is heated inside for those cold winter days. Bob's Clam Hut has been serving great New England seafood since 1956 and has been rated well in Esquire Magazine (2004), Down East Magazine (2000), and Forbes Magazine, and it was the 1999 Yankee Magazine Editor's Pick.

You can read more about Bob's Clam Hut at
Bob's Clam Hut
Rt. 1
Kittery, Maine, 03904
(207) 439-4233

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