Popular Maine Clam Shack Where Celebs Often Spotted Opens for the Season
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The Clam Shack
An iconic seafood shack in Southern Maine known for tasty food and celebrity sightings is open for the season.
The Clamshack in Kennebunk has been opening every Maine spring since 1968, and this year was no exception. The iconic restaurant and its adjacent seafood market has been an institution and can't-miss spot for locals, tourists, celebrities, and even presidents.
The restaurant is located right right in the heart of the beautiful bay walk in Kennebunk. The centralized location is easy for folks to find, especially in the summer when the line is, well, formidable.
Maine Celebrity Sightings
The Clam Shack is not only known for its fried seafood delights and lobster, but also celebrity sightings and national media appearances. Maine's own Patrick Dempsey, Drew Brees, Quintin Tarantino, Teri Hatcher, and every member of the Bush family are just a few of the celebs that have stopped by over the years.
The shack has also been featured on the Cooking Channel, Travel Channel, Food & Wine, Travel & Leisure, The Today Show, and countless others over the years. It's quite an impressive list to say the least.
The Clam Shack's popularity has helped fuel its more recent venture, nationwide shipping through the food delivery company, Goldbelly. The Shack offers a lobster roll kit, fried clam kit, clam chowder, picked lobster meat, and more. The restaurant is a perfect fit on the website that features iconic menu items from across the country.
The Clam Shack is open from Thursday - Sunday starting at 11am. Now is your chance to grab some great fresh Maine seafood, and who knows? Maybe you'll see a celebrity or two, or even get on television. You never know what may happen at this iconic Maine institution.