Sunday, October 29, 2017

Bob's Clam Hut

Bob's Clam Hut is located on U.S. Route 1 in Kittery, Maine.

Kittery may be one of the southernmost towns in Maine, but hey, I can at least say I ate in Maine, right? It's a nice town, from what I saw. Kittery is also the oldest incorporated town in Maine, just FYI (settled 1632, incorporated 1647).

Bob's Clam Hut is basically a roadside spot to eat for seafood. They've been in business since 1956 and have gained a nice following over the six decades. You'll order at a window and get a number, then that number will be called over the loudspeaker when it's ready.

The menu is what you'd expect from a seafood stand: soups, sandwiches, seafood baskets, and combo plates.

Of course, I got my usual lobster roll ($19.95). Again, a cold lobster roll, more lobster salad style, with a grilled split-top bun. Another solid one here. There actually is a Jumbo Lobster Roll for $4 more, which I assume will net you more lobster. And yes, the pickle was good.

I also tried the Fishwich ($9.95). Again, a good sandwich, but not necessarily anything to write home about. It came with sides of tartar sauce and cocktail sauce, in case you wanted to change up the flavor game a bit.

You can get french fries with any sandwich or roll for about $1.25 more. Great spuds with a bit of crunch to them.

Of note, they also had a local hot sauce available. Thumbs up to Lost Woods Hot Sauce. Yes, you can buy their sauce online.

The building also houses a window for Rococo Handcrafted Ice Cream. You can check out their flavor list on their website.

At the Rococo window, you can also buy Maine whoopie pies made by Lil's Cafe in Kittery, Maine. I got one for science. Lots of sugar for me, but not bad.

Since it was close to the end of the day, my stay in Maine was all but maybe 90 minutes. Home base was Massachusetts, so I faced a drive back.

Bob's Clam Hut was a good stop, both for seafood and to soak in what a Maine roadside "pit stop" can be like. 7/10

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