The Only Place for Fresh Maine Lobster
Maine lobster (is any other kind half as good?) is the starring item on menus at sophisticated restaurants throughout the state, as well as at rough-hewn shanties with picnic tables set along the coast. To many people, it just isn’t summer without a trip to a lobster shack and a casual meal outside overlooking the sea. To sample a local favorite, ask for the lobster “shore dinner,” which usually includes at least red potatoes and corn-on-the-cob, boiled in the same salty water as your lobster and embellished with even more melted butter. Visitors and Mainers alike can visit the Maine Lobster Promotion Council for information about the local lobster industry, lobster history, recipes, purchasing a certified Maine lobster or to report a lobster “sighting.”
Looking for Maine lobster shacks? Try Travel+Leisure’s Ten Best Lobster Shacks in Maine. Other lobster shacks worth a visit: Two Lights Lobster Shack, and Allen’s Seafood and Takeout, Lookout Point Rd., Harpswell, 207/833-2828.