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JJ's Snack Shack

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1033 Commercial St, US Rt 1, Rockport, ME 04856-3803
+1 207-594-2650
11:00 - 19:00
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Wed - Sun 11:00 - 19:00
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St Louis
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Love that he's here year after year! Perfect for a quick snack during a road trip! While we always get the clams - HUGE menu!

Thank stljeepgirl
Winterport, Maine
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89 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

JJ's was awesome. Stinks we discovered it right before they will be closing for the season, but we will be back on opening day! I had the hand cut fries with homemade chili and a mound of gooey cheddar, delicious. I had hushpuppies fried golden, delicious. My husband had a meatloaf sandwich that the cook made just for him according... More 

Thank Mainelover15
Kahului, Hawaii
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

If you slow down to a pace that is right out of the 50's. And you're going to a place knowing there is no rushing. This ain't New York. You will love this place. We went twice in back to back days. The food was just addictive. Uncle John uses his mother's recipe for southern hush puppies but his lobster... More 

Thank Pathleader
Big Rapids, Michigan
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80 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We stopped here just as they were opening. The service was very slow. not sure if it was because they just opened or because the girl waiting on us seemed a little confused. It was at least 30 minutes or more before we got our food and we were the only customers. The lobster nuggets were very good as was... More 

Thank shelley s
Moultonborough, New Hampshire
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

My boyfriend and I stopped after closing one evening for ice cream. Although they were closed and all cleaned up for the night, they kindly scooped us each a cone ON THE HOUSE! So, we returned for lunch the next day and I had the best mushroom-swiss burger ever, cooked to perfection. My guy enjoyed his lobster nuggets and coffee... More 

2 Thank Debmats2015
1 review
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Yessss lobster nuggets, fried clams, unbelievable burgers, kid specialties! Just pull the car over, walk up and place an order. Or even better call ahead! Don't judge JJ's by the shack. Might look a bit shabby, but inside is a friendly guy with a true passion for food. The whole belly fried clams were so light and amazing. The incredible... More 

Thank M P
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

If you're into elegance, this place is not for you. If you're into good local food, oh yeah! I thoroughly enjoyed a 'lazy lobster' sandwich to die for. They even accommodate dogs! It's just a little roadside place, but it was good!

Thank Patti L
Searsmont, Maine
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

We needed substance. Stopped to get a snack and omg. We had a hotdog Chicago......... So on top of that, fries and choc. Malt. Go for it. You will work it off shopping. The good was great. The owner is a really nice guy and can give you some good direction. Stop in and say hi.

Thank manyholidaysforus
Stockton, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

JJ's is a local hole-in-the-wall along Route 1 between Rockland and Camden, Maine. A walk-up window in the tiny hut in the semi-circular drive next to JJ's home offers a limited menu, but includes lobster sandwiches and rolls, clams, crab cakes, burgers, sausages, ice cream specialties and more. Forget lobster rolls and go for the hot lobster sandwich: a 1/4... More 

Thank sharon j
Milford, New Hampshire
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128 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

The exterior of JJ's Snack Shack is pretty shabby. But the food that came from the inside was freshly made, and tasty. My lobster roll was made to order, full of sweet lobster. The sausage roll that my husband ordered was, as promised, quite spicy hot. Don't let the exterior looks keep you away.

Thank Linda H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1033 Commercial St, US Rt 1, Rockport, ME 04856-3803
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Rockport
  • Phone Number: +1 207-594-2650
JJ's has been open since June 1st, 2010. JJ's is open to the public. JJ's will resume the summer hours from June 1st thru October 15th from 11 AM till 7 PM Wed thru Sundays, closed Mondays and Tuesdays . JJ's serves innovative & classic Americana style take-out food & ice cream including fresh local seafood. Emphasis is on diverse, quality offerings, reasonable prices and cheerful service. Become a Face Book fan "JJ's Snack Shack" and get SO much more information and special offers. We look forward to serving you!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?