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Foster's Clambakes & Catering

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5 Axholme Rd, York, ME 03909-1432 (Formerly Fosters Downeast Clambake)
+1 800-552-0242
11:30 - 08:00
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York, Maine
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Have had the privilege of Foster's catering clambakes for some of my employment functions. Also held a baby shower in the York Room and arranged for the BBQ Menu. Food was great, servers were friendly and very accommodating. Would use again in a heart beat.

Thank lmb632013
Hopewell Junction, New York
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a delightful time! There were 4 people in our party going to taste potential menu items for my son's rehearsal dinner that will be catered by Foster's. There were about 6 other groups also at this Tasting. A buffet was set up with a wide range of menu options -- all of which were delicious! The lobster salad is... More 

1 Thank Teresa G
Cheryl P, Public Relations Manager at Foster's Clambakes & Catering, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review Teresa! I was at that tasting taking photos for Foster's and after all our guests were served, had a nice dinner as well! Hope your sons rehearsal dinner is a wonderful event. Cheryl :) More 

New York City, New York
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Okay, so this review is a month overdue, sorry guys. I'll give you the summary first...Foster,s staff and management bent over backwards to make our rehearsal dinner the absolute best event, and they hit a homerun! The manager (Kevin) was a gracious host, who encouraged to use the newly built private room...it has its own attached stone patio with open... More 

Thank tfuller52
Cheryl P, Public Relations Manager at Foster's Clambakes & Catering, responded to this review

Hi there, I'll be sure to bring your review to the attention of Kevin, Lisa, Jenna, our chefs ... and our entire staff! THANK YOU so much. It was our pleasure! More 

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476 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

This is a righteous New England clambake. There was lobster with absolutely all the trimmings, preceded by a cup of chowder. If you can find a better clambake anywhere, be my guest. The setting is convivial and the restaurant pleasant. We had a local entertainer who invited us to join in and we had a lot of fun. The servings... More 

Thank Sungron
Cheryl P, Public Relations Manager at Foster's Clambakes & Catering, responded to this review

Yours was certainly the experience our team works so hard to offer! Thank you so much for posting about it. We hope you come back and see us again soon. More 

Alliance, Ohio
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61 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Our tour group really did love this experience. I know everyone is different but we had a very enjoyable evening. First the assistant manager came on the bus and spoke for a few minutes about our dinner. He past out tickets so they knew what we ordered. Homemade bread and butter were served within minutes and the soup and crackers... More 

Thank kathie l
Cheryl P, Guest Relations Manager at Foster's Clambakes & Catering, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this fantastic review. I appreciate that you mentioned Dan specifically and will be sure to pass along your comments. He is one of our most enthusiastic, friendly, service oriented team members and we're very lucky to have him aboard! More 

Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

This certainly was a unique dining experience. Three tour busses, plus some locals, all show up to dine at 6:45. All of the food is prepared ahead and served to all diners at the same time. Now this was my first exposure to lobster. Definitely a negative calorie food. It was more work to dismantle this thing than it's worth.... More 

Thank Kevin M
Cheryl P, Public Relations Manager at Foster's Clambakes & Catering, responded to this review

I'm so sorry your Foster's experience was not a good one. We work very hard to give all of our customers, especially those new to a Maine clambake, a great experience. Those aspects of your review that we can address, we certainly will, and we do appreciate your comments. More 

Oakland, Maryland
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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We had a wonderful evening at the clambake. Lobster was great and the one-man show for entertainment was a hoot. We had a sing-along with several members of the audience/party participants selected to play various instruments which added to our musical entertainment.

Thank Shirley S
Spring Lake Park, Minnesota
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

The food was great The environment huge. Quite a production A very fun experience Staff was friendly and hosts were awesome!!

Thank Lee Ann S
Cheryl P, Public Relations Manager at Foster's Clambakes & Catering, responded to this review

You must have attended a clambake? Yes, they are quite the production! Thank you for taking the time to post a review for us. Kindly, Cheryl More 

New York City, New York
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81 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

They offer indoor and outdoor seating and the usual Maine seafood dishes, also lobster, etc. sales. We went there for the lobster rolls, which are ok but nothing special.

1 Thank PMGpmg
Cheryl P, Public Relations Manager at Foster's Clambakes & Catering, responded to this review

We're sorry you didn't find our lobster rolls to be exceptional. We hope you'll give us another try next season. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. Kindly, Cheryl More 

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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We had a great time at Foster's in their private venue for our son's rehearsal dinner. We had 40+ people of all ages and we're well taken care of by staff. Dan, our bartender was great and happened to be at the wedding as our bartender. As a good bartender, he recalled the immediate family drink preferences. Always greater us... More 

1 Thank marleydog123
Cheryl P, Public Relations Manager at Foster's Clambakes & Catering, responded to this review

Dan and Adrian are indeed a couple of Foster's finest! I'll make sure that they both read your comments. The Hamilton House is a gorgeous venue for a wedding and we always enjoy working with the folks there. We're happy we could help make your day special. Thank you. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$35
American, Barbecue, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 08:00
11:30 - 08:00
11:30 - 08:00
11:30 - 08:00
11:30 - 08:00
11:30 - 08:00
11:30 - 08:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Axholme Rd, York, ME 03909-1432 (Formerly Fosters Downeast Clambake)
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  York
  • Phone Number: +1 800-552-0242
From backyard BBQ's to black tie weddings, and everything in between, Foster's specializes in upscale catering and premium event planning in Maine and New Hampshire. Our property includes a spacious main pavilion, our smaller, more intimate rustic barn-style room, and a backyard lawn complete with a pond and fountain large enough for a tented reception. If you prefer another venue, we’ll bring the party to you!

Looking For Scrumptious Maine Seafood? Our Cafe is open seasonally and offers air conditioned indoor seating and an outdoor sunny patio. Stop by for one of our scrumptious Maine lobster rolls (the best in southern Maine!) or a traditional boiled lobster dinner.

Looking for a true Taste of Maine Experience? Our authentic down east lobster bakes are open to the public and scheduled throughout the season.

Planning a party? Our Catering To Go menu offers you options.

Fresh Maine Lobster To Go? We also have an 8’ saltwater live lobster tank and the option to “pick your own.” Have us boil them fresh on the spot, or take them to steam up yourself.

Fosters Clambakes and Catering ~ Fostering A Maine Tradition For Over 65 Years

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