Labor Day Weekend has arrived in Maine

It seems like we just "opened the gates" for not only the tourist season in Maine, but summer in general. And even though we're still getting blessed with some decent weather (including some humid days earlier this week), the unofficial end to summer is here. It's already time for Labor Day weekend, believe it or not.

With the weather lining up to be a mix of decent and also possibly blah, other than beaches, boats, and sun, there's one thing on tourists and even locals' minds -- the last chance at seafood stands. Sure, tourists will indulge in Maine Lobstah one last time. They'll sip on some of the best Clam Chowdah they'll ever experience in their lives. But another popular go-to when it comes to seafood? Fried Clams.

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The Best Fried Clams Along Route 1 in Maine

When it comes to eats, there are almost endless seafood places along the entire stretch of Route 1 in Maine from Kittery to Fort Kent. And oftentimes, like in the instance of Reddit user 100Dachshunds, many tourists spend part of (or all of) their Maine getaway cruising the entirety of Route 1, which lends its hand to hundreds of options on where to chow down along the way.

So, in that respect, to help you celebrate this unofficial final weekend of summer, we've come up with a list by Mainers for those from away on the best fried clams along Route 1 (and some just off the route) in Maine, ranked.

The Best Fried Clams Along Route 1 in Maine, Ranked

These are Mainers' favorite fried clam spots ranked from generally loved to obsessively loved! Which ones are missing?

Looking for delicious clams outside of Route 1? Check out these 10 Best Places in Maine for Fried Clams

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