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Foster's Clambakes & Catering

5 Axholme Rd, York, ME 03909-1432
+1 800-552-0242
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible10%
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“clambake” (31 reviews)
“cornbread” (8 reviews)
“mussels” (14 reviews)
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Barbecue, Seafood, Healthy
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5 Axholme Rd, York, ME 03909-1432
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1 - 10 of 113 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There was a wedding reception in the big event space and a smaller event space holding a party. We entered the "restaurant" part and stood there looking a the menu for a few minutes, looking for "clam bake". After all, that's why we went there....More

Thank Angie H
Cheryl P, Guest Relations Manager at Foster's Clambakes & Catering, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I'm sorry your Fosters experience was such a let down. We pride ourselves on our efficient, attentive, and friendly staff, but clearly you were disappointed. We have at least one clambake a day, often several, but they are by reservation. They are scheduled from late...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with a bunch of friend and we had the lobster dinner. It came with clams, mussels, corn (great) lobster and potatoes (& a onion). It was all great. Service was great. Seating was great. And the price was reasonable. Love this place.

Thank riprocheleau
Cheryl P, Public Relations Manager at Foster's Clambakes & Catering, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're always pleased to hear from our customers and so proud to read a review like yours! Thank you so much for spreading the good word about Fosters.

Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

I'm not a seafood lover but attended a great lobster/clam bake work event with my husband and I even ate the food lol. They give you huge portions of EVERYTHING and cater to your every need. Highly recommend this fantastic find!!

Thank OHWVSC
Cheryl P, Public Relations Manager at Foster's Clambakes & Catering, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Glad to hear you enjoyed your first Fosters lobster bake! Thank you for letting us know and we hope you'll be back for more good times!

Reviewed 9 August 2017

Three of us stopped in for dinner on a weekday about 430, after a day at the beach. We all had lobster rolls and all of us found them excellent. The corn on the cob was also good. I thought the coleslaw was just ok....More

Thank mrjobs2016
Cheryl P, Public Relations Manager at Foster's Clambakes & Catering, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

So glad you stopped in and enjoyed our lobster rolls! Lobster meat is really pricey this summer so we do heap it on and limit the mayo. We want it to be a meal worthy of the price tag and thank you for telling the...More

Reviewed 31 July 2017

So, a niece of mine had booked over a year ago to have her wedding banquet (& rehearsal dinner) on-site. We had so many different varieties of seafood, that I almost grew my own carapace. Consider the following: lobster, clams, mussels, oysters, shrimp, and that...More

Thank djhart2015
Cheryl P, Public Relations Manager at Foster's Clambakes & Catering, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Hi there and thank you so much for your review. Our entire team of staff and management combined, works towards complete satisfaction and it's wonderful to hear that your experience was such a good one. It was our pleasure to host your niece, and family...More

Reviewed 24 May 2017

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
Cheryl P, Public Relations Manager at Foster's Clambakes & Catering, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

So pleased you held a shower in the York Room and tried our BBQ menu! The room is perfect for smaller business and social events such as yours. Glad to hear our food, service, and venue, were all so well received. Please join us again!

Reviewed 10 May 2017 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...More

1  Thank Teresa G
Cheryl P, Public Relations Manager at Foster's Clambakes & Catering, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

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 :)

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...More

Thank tfuller52
Cheryl P, Public Relations Manager at Foster's Clambakes & Catering, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2016

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!

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...More

Thank Sungron
Cheryl P, Public Relations Manager at Foster's Clambakes & Catering, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2016

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.

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...More

Thank kathie l
Cheryl P, Guest Relations Manager at Foster's Clambakes & Catering, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2016

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!

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Not private. But, the whole restaurant is one giant clambake!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$12 - US$35
Meals
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, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
00:00 - 12:00
Monday
00:00 - 12:00
Tuesday
00:00 - 12:00
Wednesday
00:00 - 12:00
Thursday
00:00 - 12:00
Friday
00:00 - 12:00
Saturday
00:00 - 12:00
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
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Description
Our Cafe is open seasonally and offers air conditioned indoor seating and an outdoor sunny patio. Stop in for the most Scrumptious Maine Lobster Rolls in town, our Famous Clam Chowder, a Maine Boiled Lobster Dinner, or enjoy one of our healthy salad options.

Join us for an Authentic Downeast Lobster and Clambake; open to the public and scheduled from May - October. Don't miss this true taste of Maine experience!

Fresh Maine Lobster To Go? We have an 8’ saltwater lobster tank where you can “pick your own.” Have us boil them fresh on the spot, or take them home and steam "em up yourself.

From backyard BBQ's, to black tie weddings, and everything in between, we're nationally renowned for our lobsterbakes in addition to being a full service catering company. Our property also features 3 venues for onsite weddings, and business and social events.

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