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“Classic clam shack”
Review of Calders Clam Shack - CLOSED

Calders Clam Shack
Cuisines: Seafood
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

Pull up or ride into the dirt parking lot and dine at the picnic tables nearby. Really great fried clams, lobster rolls and the fried scallops are FANTASTIC!

Thank John L
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Reviewed 17 September 2013

We recently visited Chebeaque Island for a wedding. Saturday morning we set off with our two adult daughters to explore the island. We arrived at the Clam Shack just as it was opening for the day.

Since it is literally a shack, we were surprised at how good our lunch was. My older daughter had a grilled chicken sandwich, my husband had a grilled chicken Caesar wrap, and my younger daughter and I had Greek salads, hers with grilled chicken and mine with ham. All the chicken was cooked so that it was moist. Our salads had a variety of greens and cheeses, not the traditional Greek salad, but extremely fresh and delicious. They came with a Greek dressing that they make onsite.

Drinks come from a vending machine, $1.75 for a Pepsi product 20 ounce.

Service was very friendly. We struck up a conversation with the woman who took our orders.

The Clam Shack has wifi. Seating is a picnic tables, some with canopies overhead. There are no bathrooms.

We were more than pleasantly surprised by the quality of our lunch in this obscure spot on an island.

Unless my younger daughter has been able to change it, the Google location is wrong, putting the Clam Shack across from the church.

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Thank GreenUnicorn
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

This is literally a shack that serves a nice variety of fried seafood and other kinds of lunch items. The fried haddock sandwitch was freesh haddack and a good batter. Seating is picnic tables or the ground. Judging by the number of people there it is a very popular island spot, one of the few to eat lunch.

Thank traveller40827
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Reviewed 26 July 2011

The Calders Clam Shack is a must for any traveler to Chebeague. The clams are pure awesomeness and the "Chebeaguer" so good I had to go back twice, in one week!

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Thank Vacationeer83
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Reviewed 10 July 2011

When you go to a Maine clam shack you know what to expect. Excellent fried seafood. Calder's has that, but the surprise is the rest of the menu is really good. If Calder's was a restaurant in downtown Portland, the salad would be good. For a clam shack in the middle of an island, it is astonishing. I have heard from locals that the pizza and subs are also worth a try. The cookies and ice cream are a personal must-have for the walk back to the boat.

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