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Foster's Clambakes & Catering

5 Axholme Rd, York, ME 03909-1432
+1 800-552-0242
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“clambake” (25 reviews)
“corn on the cob” (10 reviews)
“clams” (18 reviews)
Open Now
00:00 - 23:59 Hours
CUISINES
Seafood, Healthy
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
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Value
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LOCATION
5 Axholme Rd, York, ME 03909-1432
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1 - 10 of 114 reviews

Reviewed 3 March 2018

If you would like a catering company who knows what they are doing and do it well, Fosters does it the best. Went to a company clambake, was wonderful. Fosters thinks of everything from the corn on the cob to the “Wetnap” at the end...More

Thank X3559UNshirleyc
Cheryl P, Guest Relations Manager at Foster's Clambakes & Catering, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

We certainly do try to anticipate every need and after 65 years of clambakes, we've gotten pretty good at it! We hope your company chooses Foster's again in the future. Thank you so much for letting us know you were so pleased.

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

There was a wedding reception in the big event space and a smaller event space holding a party. We entered the "restaurant" part and stood there looking a the menu for a few minutes, looking for "clam bake". After all, that's why we went there....More

Thank Angie H
Cheryl P, Guest Relations Manager at Foster's Clambakes & Catering, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

I'm sorry your Fosters experience was such a let down. We pride ourselves on our efficient, attentive, and friendly staff, but clearly you were disappointed. We have at least one clambake a day, often several, but they are by reservation. They are scheduled from late...More

Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Went here with a bunch of friend and we had the lobster dinner. It came with clams, mussels, corn (great) lobster and potatoes (& a onion). It was all great. Service was great. Seating was great. And the price was reasonable. Love this place.

Thank USMCRip
Cheryl P, Public Relations Manager at Foster's Clambakes & Catering, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2017

We're always pleased to hear from our customers and so proud to read a review like yours! Thank you so much for spreading the good word about Fosters.

Reviewed 14 August 2017 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!!

Thank OHWVSC
Cheryl P, Public Relations Manager at Foster's Clambakes & Catering, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2017

Glad to hear you enjoyed your first Fosters lobster bake! Thank you for letting us know and we hope you'll be back for more good times!

Reviewed 9 August 2017

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
Cheryl P, Public Relations Manager at Foster's Clambakes & Catering, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

So glad you stopped in and enjoyed our lobster rolls! Lobster meat is really pricey this summer so we do heap it on and limit the mayo. We want it to be a meal worthy of the price tag and thank you for telling the...More

Reviewed 31 July 2017

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
Cheryl P, Public Relations Manager at Foster's Clambakes & Catering, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Hi there and thank you so much for your review. Our entire team of staff and management combined, works towards complete satisfaction and it's wonderful to hear that your experience was such a good one. It was our pleasure to host your niece, and family...More

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 Tom F
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.

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Fingerlakes09
14 July 2016|
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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
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$12 - US$35
Cuisine
Meals
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, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
00:00 - 23:59
Monday
00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday
00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday
00:00 - 23:59
Thursday
00:00 - 23:59
Friday
00:00 - 23:59
Saturday
00:00 - 23:59
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
  • E-mail
Description
We are a full service catering company specializing in authentic Maine lobster bakes. Our seasonal cafe is located in the heart of York Harbor just steps from the ocean. Stop by for a delicious Maine lobster roll, clam chowder, salads and healthy options, or a boiled lobster dinner with all the fixin's. Pick up some lobsters to go, or pick a date to join us for one of our public lobster bakes scheduled May through October. Please see our website for our cafe hours and public clambake schedule.
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