The 10 Best Lobster Restaurants in Maine
A lobster dinner is one of the classic options in Maine and includes a whole boiled lobster accompanied by a narrow fork, a cracking tool, and melted butter. Corn on the cob is the usual accompaniment, while steamed clams just make it even more luxurious.
1. Pemaquid Lobster Co-op: Bring your own beer and chomp on Pemaquid Lobster Co-op’s "lobster shore dinner," a smorgasbord of the best of its menu.
2. Miyake: This Portland favorite creates lobster rolls with a Japanese twist, with black sesame soy paper wrap, tobiko, and truffle oil.
3. Robinson’s Wharf & Tugs Pub: For cheap eats, Mainers choose Robinson's. Its "twin lobster" is an excellent deal, and you can order some to ship home.
4. Bayley’s Lobster Pound: Believed to be the home of the original Maine lobster roll, this Pine Point shack has a dish known as the Lazy Man’s lobster dinner – meat from two lobsters cooked in breadcrumbs.
5. Thurston’s Lobster: Pound Watch the world go by at this double-decker restaurant overlooking Bass Harbour. Try its hard- or soft-shell lobster and its legendary blueberry cake.
6. The Lobster Shack: Described as having “Mother Nature’s most beautiful dining room” by Man vs Food host Adam Richman, the Lobster Shack offers great views over Casco Bay.
7. Red’s Eats: Try the "world's best lobster" at Red’s Eats. The family-run business has been a staple for over 80 years.
8. McLoon’s Lobster Shack: The rustic surroundings of McLoon’s let you enjoy your lobster at Seal Harbour, an amazing setting at sunset.
9. The Clam Shack: This homey shack in Kennebunk serves its lobster on a hamburger-style bun served with mayo or melted butter.
10. Barnacle Billy’s: For over 50 years, Barnacle Billy’s has served whole lobster, fish stew, and its famous homemade clam chowder in relaxing Ogunquit.
Maine Blueberry Pie
A blueberry pie is a classic local dessert, as wild blueberries are the state's official fruit. Taste the best pie in Maine at the Pie in the Sky Bakery at Cape Neddick. This family-owned bakery doesn't use any trans-fats or preservatives in their baked goods and offers you mouthwatering, handcrafted pies. Maine's summer blueberries are succulent — if you have the chance to go blueberry picking, go for it.