Lobster is my favorite food. Probably not a surprise for a girl from Maine although it’s not loved by all Mainers – honestly. I have a childhood friend who won’t touch it. But, for me, it’s my favorite and I thoroughly enjoy it. One of the first comments that my future mother-in-law made about me after meeting me for the first time was, “She really knows how to eat a lobster.” It’s true. I do.
Usually, we’ll eat lobster at home. There are some advantages to eating it at home. (1) It’s easy enough to prepare; (2) You can get as messy as you want; and (3) It’s cheaper. We always do a least a few clam bakes over the summer. But, sometimes, it’s nice to go out for lobster too.
I’m a purist when it comes to eating lobster. All I want is lobster meat and drawn butter. I like to taste lobster and don’t want anything else messing with the flavor. The other thing that is important to me, if I’m heading out for lobster, is the view. Lobster just tastes better when you eat it next to the ocean. That’s not a scientific observation, just an emotional one.
With that in mind, here are some of my favorite places, all with amazing views, to enjoy a lobster in Maine. Don’t rush out though, most of these places are seasonal and open up sometime in the spring. Sadly, my pictures won’t show these amazing destinations at their best since many of them were taken this spring before the summer season kicks into gear.
The Lobster Shack at Two Lights. 225 Two Lights Rd, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107
If there is nothing better than eating lobster overlooking the ocean, then you can’t beat this place. While the Lobster Shack does have an inside dining area, the real draw for me is their large outside eating area with picnic tables and amazing ocean views. The views of the open ocean are wonderful. The eating area is surrounded by large rocks separating the restaurant from the ocean below. I’ve taken many family pictures in this stunning location.
Open for the Season | March 26, 2016
The Portland Lobster Company. 180 Commercial St., Portland, Maine.
You don’t have to leave the city to get amazing views. I love the atmosphere at the Portland Lobster Company. They have a large outside patio area with tables overlooking the docks. They usually have live music in the summer. It can be a busy location, but we seem to have good luck getting a table. You order at the bar and then get a buzzer to let you know when your order is ready. It’s casual but has a high energy vibe.
Open for the Season | May 5, 2016
The Lobster Dock. 49 Atlantic Ave., Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
At least once a year, we head up to Boothbay Harbor and spend the day walking around their downtown area. We never go to Boothbay Harbor without a lunch time stop at the Lobster Dock. This is another wonderful outside spot to enjoy lobster with a view. You can grab a seat at one of their picnic tables and watch what’s happening in the harbor. In the summer, the harbor is full of activity with boats everywhere.
Open for the Season | May 27, 2016
Young’s Lobster Pound. 2 Fairview St. Belfast, ME 04915
We were so happy to find this place on our trip to Belfast a few years ago. While they also have inside seating, their outside area with picnic tables is definitely where you’ll find me. It has lovely views of Penobscot Bay. It’s a little bit more of a trek for us, so we probably won’t get there every year, but next time we’re in that area we’ll definitely stop by again.
Open Year Round
There are many fabulous places in Maine to get a lobster. These are just a few restaurants that I enjoy and great destinations where you can enjoy both a lobster and the view. Many of these places are seasonal and I’m excited that we’re getting closer to when they’ll all be opening up again.
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|The Lobster Shack at Two Lights||225 Two Lights Rd, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107|
|Portland Lobster Company||180 Commercial St., Portland, Maine.|
|The Lobster Dock||49 Atlantic Ave., Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538|
|Young’s Lobster Pound||4 Mitchell St, Belfast, ME 04915|
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