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“Get here early” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mike's Clam Shack

Mike's Clam Shack
Ranked #8 of 68 Restaurants in Wells
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Get here early”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2014 via mobile

Good place with lots of options on the menu if you have some that are not crazy for seafood. It is good for families with lots of family sized tables. I would highly recommend getting there early as we had an hour and a half wait for a table. Food was quite good and worth the wait. They were also very accommodating for kids.

Visited July 2014
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English first
Chesterfield, Virginia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“so good, we ate there twice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014

we discovered this restaurant last year. we enjoyed our meal so much, we ate their twice during our 1 week vacation. this year, we were pleased to have another good experience, so we went there again today for a 2nd meal on this vacation. a highlight for us was the lobster stew. very good and reasonably priced compared to other restaurants. my husband feels their whole fried clams are the best. I enjoyed their baked entries. their cole slaw is very fresh and tossed with a light dressing (not cabbage swimming in mayo). family friendly restaurant and good selection for kids. we would definitely go back!

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Joy P
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Wilbraham, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Overrated - not GF friendly”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014

Overrated, food is ok but average, wait is always way too long. Our daughter is celiac (allergic to gluten) - items are marked gluten free on menu, so that's cool. But wait staff does not have any clue about gluten free and the last waitress we had actually seemed annoyed that we needed GF. When we asked whether they had gluten free salad dressing she said, "I don't know, you tell me". Huh? Been there a few times but won't be going back. Their fish market is great though - better attitude, great steamers and lobster, nice guys.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jeff S
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Wells, Maine
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Overrated”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

This restaurant has been around a long time. I have tried it several different times over the years and the food is no better. I have also done take out and every time the order has not been correct. In the summer months there is a long wait to be seated. It is also very noisy. I have given up on Mikes Clam Shack after giving it many try's. I won't be going back

  • Visited July 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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syracuse, new york
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Very Disappointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

We were seated at our table by 6:30. Were not greeting by a waiter/waitress until 7pm. Food arrived at 8:30, cold and in one case, incorrect order. We went with 2 other couples. The wait staff was friendly enough, the atmosphere was nice, but it took far to long to be served, food to arrive and then cold...Not a pleasant experience.

Visited August 2014
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