If you weren't already aware, Maine is famous for lobster. They've got some of the freshest seafood on the entire East Coast. Fried clams, french fries, and a hearty lobster roll are all part of a satisfying meal following an intense paddle boarding session.
One thing you'll notice is that every restaurant in Maine offers a lobster roll, and every restaurant says they are "famous for their roll." Now, how do you figure out what restaurant is ACTUALLY famous for their roll? You can compare the TV shows that have stopped by the restaurant (Rachael Ray, Guy Fieri...) but the real task is to simply try every roll. When The Clam Shack invited Abie and I in to feature their famous shack, we took them up on the offer.
After an intense afternoon paddle boarding, we hit up this seaside joint with a large appetite. Who knew two ex-models would be able to eat as many fries combined as we can! After speaking with Steve, the owner, we ordered about every item off of the menu. Nothing disappoints at the Clam Shack. The fried clams were the best I've had in my entire life, paired with a simple tartar sauce and fresh lemon. I adored the crispy fries, which we slathered in barbecue sauce, and swallowed down with fresh lemonade. The fried haddock sandwich was good, but not as good as the fried clams.
I was impressed with the lobster roll, which wasn't too overwhelming and filling with excess amounts of mayo (like some restaurants do). It was just the perfect amount of bread, fresh, juicy lobster, and a refreshing creamy spread. I'm giving the Clam Shack the "lobster roll of Maine" award.