On a whim we decided to head up to Kittery, Maine to do some outlet shopping and get some fried clams. I had recently seen that Bob’s had been voted as ‘Best New England Clam Shack’ by Boston Magazine.
We have driven by this place many times when we have been in Kittery, the place is always crowded. In the summer they have people directing traffic in the parking lots because it is so chaotic.
Order at the window and garb a picnic table outside, but note that they are communal tables, so if you’re only two, you might end up sitting with strangers. You pick up your order at the window, but there is staff around to help clear away your mess when you’re done.
People say that if you are a true New Englander, you don’t ask if fried clams have bellies….because of course they do. The clams were good, lightly battered and fried. The french fries were crisp and crunchy.
We also picked up a lobster roll, which for me, just had too much mayo on it. It was on the small side as well-but then again, I guess they weren’t voted best lobster roll….so next time, we will just stick to the clams. The atmosphere is very casual, people are quite friendly while waiting for your food. The service was fast and efficient-a nice way to spend a summer afternoon…
Bob’s Clam Hut
Open Year Round
315 US Route 1
Kittery Maine 03904