About Us

1951 ...

We've Been Steaming Up Traditional Maine Clambakes For Over 65 Years

In 1951 Bill and Phoebe Foster offered the use of their land to put on an old-fashioned Maine clambake to benefit the local Civic Club… from this humble beginning, Foster’s downeast clambake was born.

That's Impressive ...

In 1961 our authentic clambakes were included in Betty Crockers Outdoor Cookbook. After that, we got a little famous (really!) and have catered events at the Pentagon, the White House, and for President Bush and Mrs. Bush at Walker's Point. When you visit, don’t miss our History Wall which tells our complete and fascinating story.

We've Grown ...

And of course, over the years we've grown! In the 1980's we built a new pavilion and added three unique venues to suit any style.  In more recent years we've expanded our catering menus to include seasonal choices, traditional options, and tasty Maine favorites.

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Foster's Means Family!

Staying True to Our Roots

(Doing What We Do Best!)

For over 65 years we’ve stayed true to our roots and still cook up the most authentic clambakes around. Thousands of visitors a year come  to our original location in York, Maine, for the quintessential New England experience that is a Foster’s clambake. Many of our guests return year after year and each spring we look forward to welcoming them back!

And if you mention Foster's within ear shot of local residents, you're likely to hear, "I love Foster's, I worked there every summer during college!"

If we've never met, we hope you and your family and friends will make a Foster’s clambake part of your visit to Maine. We can't wait to meet you.

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