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Foster's Clambakes & Catering

) #23 of 75 Restaurants in York ££ - £££ Barbecue, Seafood
5 Axholme Rd, York, ME 03909-1432
+1 800-552-0242
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  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
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Barbecue, Seafood
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5 Axholme Rd, York, ME 03909-1432
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I'm not a seafood lover but attended a great lobster/clam bake work event with my husband and I even ate the food lol. They give you huge portions of EVERYTHING and cater to your every need. Highly recommend this fantastic find!!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Three of us stopped in for dinner on a weekday about 430, after a day at the beach. We all had lobster rolls and all of us found them excellent. The corn on the cob was also good. I thought the coleslaw was just ok....More

Thank mrjobs2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So, a niece of mine had booked over a year ago to have her wedding banquet (& rehearsal dinner) on-site. We had so many different varieties of seafood, that I almost grew my own carapace. Consider the following: lobster, clams, mussels, oysters, shrimp, and that...More

Thank djhart2015
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Have had the privilege of Foster's catering clambakes for some of my employment functions. Also held a baby shower in the York Room and arranged for the BBQ Menu. Food was great, servers were friendly and very accommodating. Would use again in a heart beat.

Thank lmb632013
Cheryl P, Public Relations Manager at Foster's Clambakes & Catering, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

So pleased you held a shower in the York Room and tried our BBQ menu! The room is perfect for smaller business and social events such as yours. Glad to hear our food, service, and venue, were all so well received. Please join us again!

Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

What a delightful time! There were 4 people in our party going to taste potential menu items for my son's rehearsal dinner that will be catered by Foster's. There were about 6 other groups also at this Tasting. A buffet was set up with a...More

1  Thank Teresa G
Cheryl P, Public Relations Manager at Foster's Clambakes & Catering, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

Thank you so much for the great review Teresa! I was at that tasting taking photos for Foster's and after all our guests were served, had a nice dinner as well! Hope your sons rehearsal dinner is a wonderful event. Cheryl :)

Reviewed 11 November 2016

Okay, so this review is a month overdue, sorry guys. I'll give you the summary first...Foster,s staff and management bent over backwards to make our rehearsal dinner the absolute best event, and they hit a homerun! The manager (Kevin) was a gracious host, who encouraged...More

Thank tfuller52
Cheryl P, Public Relations Manager at Foster's Clambakes & Catering, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2016

Hi there, I'll be sure to bring your review to the attention of Kevin, Lisa, Jenna, our chefs ... and our entire staff! THANK YOU so much. It was our pleasure!

Reviewed 30 October 2016

This is a righteous New England clambake. There was lobster with absolutely all the trimmings, preceded by a cup of chowder. If you can find a better clambake anywhere, be my guest. The setting is convivial and the restaurant pleasant. We had a local entertainer...More

Thank Sungron
Cheryl P, Public Relations Manager at Foster's Clambakes & Catering, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2016

Yours was certainly the experience our team works so hard to offer! Thank you so much for posting about it. We hope you come back and see us again soon.

Reviewed 3 October 2016

Our tour group really did love this experience. I know everyone is different but we had a very enjoyable evening. First the assistant manager came on the bus and spoke for a few minutes about our dinner. He past out tickets so they knew what...More

Thank kathie l
Cheryl P, Guest Relations Manager at Foster's Clambakes & Catering, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2016

Thank you so much for this fantastic review. I appreciate that you mentioned Dan specifically and will be sure to pass along your comments. He is one of our most enthusiastic, friendly, service oriented team members and we're very lucky to have him aboard!

Reviewed 25 September 2016

This certainly was a unique dining experience. Three tour busses, plus some locals, all show up to dine at 6:45. All of the food is prepared ahead and served to all diners at the same time. Now this was my first exposure to lobster. Definitely...More

Thank Kevin M
Cheryl P, Public Relations Manager at Foster's Clambakes & Catering, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2016

I'm so sorry your Foster's experience was not a good one. We work very hard to give all of our customers, especially those new to a Maine clambake, a great experience. Those aspects of your review that we can address, we certainly will, and we...More

Reviewed 25 September 2016

We had a wonderful evening at the clambake. Lobster was great and the one-man show for entertainment was a hoot. We had a sing-along with several members of the audience/party participants selected to play various instruments which added to our musical entertainment.

Thank Shirley S
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Response from WillyFrancis | Reviewed this property |
Not private. But, the whole restaurant is one giant clambake!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
00:00 - 12:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Axholme Rd, York, ME 03909-1432 (Formerly Fosters Downeast Clambake)
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  York
  • Phone Number: +1 800-552-0242
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From backyard BBQ's to black tie weddings, and everything in between, Foster's specializes in upscale catering and premium event planning in Maine and New Hampshire. Our property includes a spacious main pavilion, our smaller, more intimate rustic barn-style room, and a backyard lawn complete with a pond and fountain large enough for a tented reception. If you prefer another venue, we’ll bring the party to you!

Looking For Scrumptious Maine Seafood? Our Cafe is open seasonally and offers air conditioned indoor seating and an outdoor sunny patio. Stop by for one of our scrumptious Maine lobster rolls (the best in southern Maine!) or a traditional boiled lobster dinner.

Looking for a true Taste of Maine Experience? Our authentic down east lobster bakes are open to the public and scheduled throughout the season.

Planning a party? Our Catering To Go menu offers you options.

Fresh Maine Lobster To Go? We also have an 8’ saltwater live lobster tank and the option to “pick your own.” Have us boil them fresh on the spot, or take them to steam up yourself.

Fosters Clambakes and Catering ~ Fostering A Maine Tradition For Over 65 Years
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