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Foster's Clambakes & Catering

5 Axholme Rd, York, ME 03909-1432
+1 800-552-0242
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible11%
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CUISINES
Barbecue, Seafood
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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Atmosphere
LOCATION
5 Axholme Rd, York, ME 03909-1432
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

Foster's Clambakes catered my family reunion with 90 plus people. The entire Foster's team were incredibly helpful from start to finish. Michelle and her team made the process seamless and were very patient with me as I was a bit indecisive on the final details...More

1  Thank Heather M
Cheryl P, Public Relations Manager at Foster's Clambakes & Catering, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2016

Thank you so much Heather! We're thrilled we were able to make your family reunion such a success. I'll be sure to let the entire staff know you were so pleased. Kindly, Cheryl

Reviewed 24 August 2016

In the town of York, not on the beach. Family operated, very friendly, reasonable prices. Take out or eat there, inside or outdoors. Huge catering hall for special occasions.

Thank mbrainerd277
Cheryl P, Public Relations Manager at Foster's Clambakes & Catering, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2016

Thank you so much for posting such a favorable review. We hope you'll visit us again next season! Kindly, Cheryl

Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

I recently had a surprise graduation party for my husband. It was an intimate gathering of about 50 close family members and friends. It was in the new room (used to be the gift shop). Beth Wilson was our event coordinator extraordinaire. We had our...More

Thank Rungirlrun_10
Cheryl P, Public Relations Manager at Foster's Clambakes & Catering, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2016

Thank you so much for this review. Beth and Lisa, and our entire team, are indeed extraordinary and we're grateful to see it in print for all to see. I'll be sending the review along to Kevin and the gals today, they'll be pleased! Best,...More

Reviewed 22 August 2016

Lobsters are fresh and cooked to order. One of the original in the area for a real taste of Downeast Clambake cooking! I have eaten both in the restaurant, as well as at catered events~ where they bring the food, plates and all, and give...More

Thank lmb632013
Cheryl P, Public Relations Manager at Foster's Clambakes & Catering, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2016

Thank you for your comments. We've been steaming up bakes for over 65 years and are glad to hear we've got it right and that your Fosters experience was so good! Our best, Cheryl P and FCB

Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We were hear for a function. Food was fantastic mussels and lobster and chowder all great. Service was fast at bar and at table.

Thank Steven K
Cheryl P, Public Relations Manager at Foster's Clambakes & Catering, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2016

Hi there, So happy you were pleased and let us know. I always make sure I let the entire team know when we receive any review. We appreciate all the kudos as well as the constructive comments and feedback. Thank you!

Reviewed 16 August 2016

Fresh cooked lobsters right out of the tank. No frills dining with picnic tables and self serve bar and no table service.

1  Thank FamilyGuy02184
Cheryl P, Public Relations Manager at Foster's Clambakes & Catering, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2016

Thank you for your review. We value our customers feedback and contributions to the Trip Advisor audience tremendously! Cheryl P.

Reviewed 14 August 2016

Let me preface my remarks by saying I am a local. Because I live in this summer haven I get a large amount of company all summer.It is mandatory that have good seafood when they visit.I always go to Fosters because the quality is always...More

1  Thank Mainelytravel
Cheryl P, Guest Relations Manager at Foster's Clambakes & Catering, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2016

Thank you so much for your comments. I will make sure the Foster's team reads your note and we hope we continue to see you often! Our best, Cheryl

Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Fantastic lobster, big and fresh. They cook them in a huge pit out back. Delicious. Just ask George Bush, Sr who was a frequent visitor. Its a MUST try.

1  Thank racerx3
Cheryl P, Guest Relations Manager at Foster's Clambakes & Catering, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2016

Thank you for this great review ...and yes.... we often cater parties for the Bush family at their Walker Point property. It is our privilege!

Reviewed 9 August 2016

Ordered a lobster dinner for 4 to go. Everything was great down to the cornbread! Clams were moist. Corn on the cob very sweet. Soft shell lobsters easy to eat and were very fresh!

1  Thank TheTraveler10019
Cheryl P, Guest Relations Manager at Foster's Clambakes & Catering, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2016

Thank you for your comments!

Reviewed 5 August 2016

They served a really good clam plate, enough for two of us to split! Very Fresh! The lobster bisque was ok, wish the bits were bigger. They have a very large, family style dining room, plus out door seating and there is also an event...More

1  Thank StMaDo
Cheryl P, Guest Relations Manager at Foster's Clambakes & Catering, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2016

Hi there, Thanks for taking the time to review Foster's! We do pride ourselves on big New England portions! I'll take a look at the lobster bisque today and see if it's been looking a little lighter on the lobster pieces. We appreciate the feedback...More

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Fingerlakes09
Can a small group of five(5) enjoy a clambake . Looking for such for Sunday late afternoon
14 July 2016|
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Response from WillyFrancis | Reviewed this property |
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
Cuisine
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
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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