“Open,” said the high in the sky sign outside of Bob’s Clam Hut, 111 Cumberland Avenue late this morning. The Hut was notified this morning it had passed its recent inspection and was cleared to open immediately. The word got out quickly about the soft opening and soon there was a short line that moved quickly.
Trying to satisfy my appetite before the soft opening, this blogger really enjoyed a small clam chowder for $5.95. The large size was $7.95. The chowder was excellent with plenty of clams and the liquid base was not a thick flour based mixture; it was just the way I like it. Just the way my mother used to make it!
Likewise, the oyster roll was outstanding. Please be aware that the Hut does not serve steamed clams. The wine and beer service is expected to be available in the next several weeks. There will be a grand opening at a time yet to be determined.
One of the many assets of this second Bob’s Clam Hut is the friendliness of all the personnel. They are extremely accommodating and go out of their way to serve you well. The first Bob’s Clam Hut is in Kittery.
Lobster and clam lovers waited a long time for this addition to the Washington Avenue corridor to open – and it was well worth the wait. The Hut is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. Please call 207 536-7608 for more information.
When Tim Beal, a co-owner of the enterprise was asked how much the major reconstruction of the building cost, he answered: “One big pile of clams!” (See above right photo).