What is a Maine Lobster Roll? Go in search of the perfect Maine Lobster Roll!
Steamed, broiled, poached, grilled, stuffed, baked, chowder or bisque… in Maine, you can have your lobster just about any way you can imagine, but perhaps the most popular is in a roll. While opinions vary on what makes the perfect Maine lobster roll, purists prefer fresh chunks of lobster meat stuffed in a grilled, split-top hot dog roll, no mayo or dressing, but perhaps with a light drizzle of melted butter. This down home, unpretentious delicacy can be found throughout the state in restaurants, lobster shacks, hometown diners and sandwich shops.
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Lobster is practically synonymous with Maine — no visit to Vacationland is complete without the experience of eating a fresh Maine lobster (or two)! You can build an entire trip celebrating this delicious crustacean and its integral part in Maine culture.
Enjoy lobster on a simple roll from a shack or have it expertly prepared by one of Maine’s award-winning chefs, take in a lobster boat race or even go lobstering and catch your very own lobster with a Maine lobsterman.
Attend one of our many festivals that pay tribute to the great Maine lobster. If you come in December, Santa arrives in many coastal towns by lobster boat! Many of Maine’s great hotels and B&Bs overlook harbors and bays where you can wake up to see the lobstermen heading out for the day. From the lobster Eggs Benedict to your butter poached lobster in the evening — make your next trip to Maine all about lobster!
The Maine Beaches
Quintessential beach communities line the white sand beaches along Maine’s southern coast. Lighthouses dot the shore; luxury resorts and inns share stunning views with beachfront cottages and lobster shacks. Enjoy abundant recreation, from swimming, surfing and sailing, to kayaking, hiking, biking and golf. Bird watchers, art lovers and seafood connoisseurs find many reasons to return, year after year.
Greater Portland & Casco Bay
Located on Casco Bay, Portland is the gateway to the region’s many islands and surrounding coastal communities. Portland is Maine’s largest city and is known for the Old Port’s lively shopping district, the diverse arts & entertainment options and its award winning cuisine. With dozens of excellent restaurants to choose from and lobster shacks near every beach, you’re sure to get your fill of lobster here.
Scenic bays, craggy peninsulas and sparkling offshore islands surround Midcoast Maine's fishing villages, seaside resorts and bustling harbor towns. This region is rich with Maine's maritime past and the vibrant local arts scene and there are endless options for adventure ? from kayaking to hiking, biking and golf, but be sure to leave time to enjoy freshly caught seafood.
Downeast & Acadia
Downeast Maine is filled with natural wonders — from Acadia National Park to Lubec, the easternmost point in the U.S. Enjoy a lobster boat tour, myriad lighthouses, shopping and dining on the freshest seafood imaginable. This region also offers a medley of lodging options, from cozy B&Bs, historic inns and luxurious resorts.