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Breaking Down The Clam Shack's Lobster Roll

Photo: Ted Axelrod

Simplicity, quality, freshness, ambiance: These are four major components of a good Maine lobster roll experience. The Clam Shack in Kennebunkport has been serving up such experiences for decades, and the shack's version of a lobster roll is iconic.

In its Eater Elements series, Eater National breaks down the work and ingredients that make The Clam Shack's sandwich such a hit. Current owner Steve Kingston is "very fanatical about a very simple sandwich," and fans are very fanatical about it too.

Learn why Kingston never uses frozen lobster, why he only cooks the meat in sea water, and where he sources his round white rolls, which are unusual for a sandwich typically served in a hot dog bun. You might just find a new lobster roll atop your "best of" list.
· Lobster Rolls at The Clam Shack in Kennebunkport [-E-]
· All Eater Elements Coverage [-E-]
· All The Clam Shack Coverage [-EME-]

The Clam Shack

2 Western Ave. Kennebunkport, ME, 04046