Coastal Critters Clam Bakes is a full-service clambake and barbeque grilling catering service located in Maine. Servicing weddings since 1978, Coastal Critters can provide an award-winning published menu or accommodate a custom menu made by the bride and groom.
Coastal Critters Clam Bakes specializes in New England Style cuisine and Down East cooking. Their specialty is surf and turf, while also serving sides and desserts.
With a large variety of seafood and other meats offered, Coastal Critters allows couples to customize their menus. With the standard package, they will take care of setup, cleanup, cooking and catering equipment, cooks, and paper or china.
Coastal Critters has the option of hiring a bartender, butlers for hors d'oeuvres, dining, cake cutting, carving station, or raw bar attendant. They can service a sit-down meal or buffet depending on the couple’s preference.
Recommended by 93% of couples
Michelle · Married on 06/23/2012
Coastal Critters & Clambakes did an excellent job of catering my intimate garden wedding in Windsor, Maine!!! My husband and I wanted a intimate garden wedding that was casual yet elegant and family inspired. With James' help, that is exactly what we got! James and his staff steamed almost 30 lobsters and grilled over 30 steaks on site. They also provided steamer clams and corn on the cob while family members brought additional side dishes for a potluck feel. Everyone raved about how delicious the food was. My father-in-law and I didn't get to eat our meals so James packaged up to plates and put them in the refridgerator for us. I also can't thank him enough for providing umbrellas when it started to rain during the ceremony! If you are looking for delicious food prepared on-site, they are the caterer for you!
Steve · Married on 09/01/2018
Coastal Critters exceeded our expectations in every way. We did a lobster bake for a wedding of ~100 people. Best lobster I've ever had (and I'm a native Mainer). The beef was tender, the sides tasty. The staff was professional, courteous and flexible. Don't waste your money on overpriced Portland-area "gourmet." If you want a real Maine wedding that won't cost a fortune, go with Coastal Critters. You will not be disappointed!
Lauren · Married on 06/25/2016
James catered our rehearsal dinner in Camden on June 24th, 2016, and the experience was WONDERFUL! The majority of our guests were form Michigan and Colorado, and a clam/lobsterbake is fairly foreign to us! We received incredible feedback from our family and friends, the food was super fresh and there was plenty! Could not say enough wonderful things about this experience. Thanks James!!
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James and his team at Coastal Critters do some really fantastic catering, from BBQs to lobster and clambakes. Great value, great service, and delicious food.