Scarborough, Maine just north of Old Orchard beach has a restaurant that brings back many childhood memories. We used to camp in nearby Cornish, Maine and make frequent trips to Old Orchard Beach in the summer. The highlight of the beach day would be a stop at the Clambake restaurant for seafood. Of course we never knew the restaurant by that name, back in the day the small seafood shack used to erect large awnings over picnic tables where you would sit after ordering food at the counter service. Our name for this favorite restaurant was “The Tent” because of the large canvas awnings. We would always order a huge pile of steamed clams followed by lobster and fried and baked seafood items. The restaurant has long since replaced the “tents” with wooden buildings and the “shack” is now quite large but the concept is still the same.
You first go to the counter and place your order, receive an order number and then find a seat and wait to be called. I would recommend any of the seafood options. The scallops are my favorite if I am too full of beach snacks for the fishermen’s plate.
The fish is always fresh.
and if you have to you can always get a burger.
Do not eat too much at the beach so that you can not fit in a delicious seafood meal here.