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Fried Clams in Maine

ilovericenj Aug 16, 2012 09:15 AM

Any suggestions for places that have good fried clams (preferably one that gives you an option of crumb or batter) with outdoor seating - a dog friendly place and a nice view would be nice to haves. Anywhere between Portland and Bar Harbor.

I used to enjoy going to Harraseeket Lunch and Lobster but their service has been horrible the past two years I've gone there. I'm sad about this b/c I did love their clams and onion rings.


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  1. MidCoastMaineiac RE: ilovericenj Aug 16, 2012 10:20 AM

    The Slipway in Thomaston.


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      Clams047 RE: ilovericenj Aug 16, 2012 12:58 PM

      That's easy - Five Island Lobster in Georgetown - Quite possibly the best fried clams I've ever had, all with an unmatched view - http://fiveislandslobster.com/ (Not sure about the dog part, but seating is at outdoor picnic tables). I doubt you'll find any better - anywhere (weather permitting).

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        irwin RE: Clams047 Aug 17, 2012 02:14 PM

        Fisherman's Grill on Forest Ave in Portland has fabulous fried clams and very inexpensive with very large servings..... Way-Way-Way ahead of Susan's Fish & Chips in quantity and quality.

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        lifeasbinge RE: ilovericenj Aug 26, 2012 06:27 PM

        very fond of fried clams and everything else at Jordan's in ellsworth

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          Passadumkeg RE: lifeasbinge Aug 28, 2012 09:59 AM

          Jordan's and a little further up Rt.1, Tracy's, in Sullivan (Plus it is BYOB.).

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            LeRique RE: Passadumkeg Aug 28, 2012 11:33 AM

            Keg its about time we heard from you.Glad to have you back!

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              Passadumkeg RE: LeRique Aug 29, 2012 10:00 AM

              Thanks, I'm back in New Mexico after spending June & July in Ellsworth and Tunk Lk. Lobster was so cheap, I was given whole crates of lobster and crab for free. Lobser tacos? Be back next June. On a green chile binge right now!

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                CindyJ RE: Passadumkeg Oct 15, 2012 06:17 AM

                I'm heading to Tunk Lake tomorrow for a few days with a couple of my great women friends. Where'd you get the free lobsters & crabs? Wondering if the restaurants have closed for the season. What restaurants should we put on our "don't miss" list? I'm hoping Tracy's is open.

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                  hitpas RE: CindyJ Oct 16, 2012 07:29 AM

                  Tracy's is closed but just before they did, they put up a lovely new sign on the roof. Jordan's has closed, too. Joshy's was still open last week, but it's Joshy's. Chester Pike's is open, bless 'em.
                  Dunno, you may just have to cook your own.

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                    CindyJ RE: CindyJ Oct 19, 2012 05:47 AM

                    This has to be the most beautiful time of year here at Tunk Lake. So surprised to find so many restaurants already shut down.

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            hitpas RE: ilovericenj Oct 16, 2012 07:27 AM

            Bagaduce Lunch.

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