Maine Summer 2023

It's hard to believe that summer in Maine is already ending, considering we didn't ever really get a summer this year. Sure, some decent weather here and there, but the season was mostly dominated by rain and an obscene amount of humidity.

In actuality, it was more of an extended spring with humidity, and the feel of fall has already been in the air for the last couple of weeks, as well. Thankfully, for locals and especially tourists, that hasn't stopped us from diving head first into seafood season multiple times over the last few months.

Google Maps / Bob's Clam Hut via Facebook
Google Maps / Bob's Clam Hut via Facebook

And with Labor Day Weekend here, it's a high sign that we're on borrowed time for a lot of our favorite seasonal seafood shacks.

The Best Fried Clams Along Route 1 in Maine

When it comes to eats, there are almost endless seafood places along the entire stretch of Route 1 in Maine from Kittery to Fort Kent. And oftentimes, like in the instance of Reddit user 100Dachshunds, many tourists spend part of (or all of) their Maine getaway cruising the entirety of Route 1, which lends its hand to hundreds of options on where to chow down along the way.

Ken's Place facebook
Ken's Place via Facebook

So, in that respect, to help you celebrate the end of the lame summer we were given this season in Maine, we've come up with a list by locals of where to snag the best fried clams along Route 1 (and some just off the route) in Maine, ranked.

The Best Fried Clams Along Route 1 in Maine, Ranked

These are Mainers' favorite fried clam spots ranked from generally loved to obsessively loved! Which ones are missing?

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