This one kind of snuck up on me. It was on my list, but I was looking for it in the town of Kennebunk. Turns out, Kennebunk extends up to the bridge in Kennebunkport. I guess that means Clam Shack is actually in Kennebunk, no matter. This little general store is on the road into Kennebunkport, just a little red house that you can miss if you’re not looking. When you go in, it is a store, so I thought I had been wrong about them having lobster rolls, not so. The super friendly gentleman behind the counter walked me through the ordering. They gave me my small lobster roll, grilled and hot (the bread, not the meat) wrapped in plastic wrap, yuck. Why would you wrap anything you want to eat in plastic wrap, it leaves that weird taste covering everything, not to mention, when something inside is hot, totally the wrong answer. Got the sandwich outside and out of the plastic in time. I thought this was quite a delishious lobster roll. There was lots of large chunks of claw, minimal mayo, tasted very fresh, tender and sweet. A few spongies, but not bad. The standard white roll was buttery grilled. I really liked this one, didn’t even share much with Ken and I was about to go eat my very favorite, the Clam Shack,for the first time that season in just a few minutes, so that’s saying something. It must be said that this was my first lobster roll of the official lobster roll season in Maine, so Ken thinks I was giving it too much credit because of it’s status as the first after a long winter. I should try it again just to be sure, but I don’t think so.
Visited July 2011