Seafood Center of Maine
This modest Route 1 fry shack is locally famous for its clam cakes made from a ‘‘top-secret recipe.’’ We would guess that the recipe includes a lot of chopped sea clams, some cracker meal, and something to make them stick together. The patty is lightly breaded and deep-fried. The restaurant’s clam cake burger consists simply of slipping said clam cake onto a toasted soft bun and serving it with good cole slaw. Order at the counter that looks into the open kitchen and have a seat at one of the tables. The clam pieces can be a little tough, but this is a rare fish burger you can really bite into.
$2.35. 1181 Portland Road, Arundel, Maine, 207-985-7391, seafoodcenterofmaine.com