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Graffam Bros. Seafood Shack – Pure Maine Lobster!

Lobsters To Go Since 1946

Located in Rockland, Maine  just minutes from the historic harbor, Graffam Bros. Seafood Shack is a roadside gem serving sandwiches, salads and fried seafood favorites such as haddock, clams, scallops, shrimp and more!   Indulge in the steamed lobster with the melted butter or enjoy lobster rolls overflowing with locally sourced lobster meat dressed in mayonnaise and served on a toasted bun. Order at the window and dine at one of the outdoor tables – or take your summer seafood to go!  Situated across from the Graffam Bros. Seafood Market which is open year round, the shack is open in the warmer months only. Yum!

Why we love it:  This place is fast, easy and worth the visit!

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  • Seasonal (May – October)
  • Lunch, Dinner (Hours Vary. Call Ahead)
  • 211 Union Street, Rockport, Maine
  • (207) 236-8391
  • www.lobsterstogo.com

 

 

The Lobster Dock – With a Panoramic View

Authentic Maine Flavors

With a very cool location history, The Lobster Dock is built at the former Reed’s Shipyard property.  This was the site of a bustling shipyard in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.  Today the lobster “shack” offers a panoramic view of Boothbay Harbor’s East Side Waterfront.

A fun thing to do when you are here?  Choose your own lobster from the tank and then sit back and wait to enjoy!

Why we love it:  The lobster stew is famous!

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Shaw’s Fish and Lobster Wharf – In New Harbor

Rustic and Real 

Visit Shaw’s Wharf and you’re in for a true Maine experience.  Located just a little off the beaten path 60 miles north of Portland on the Pemaquid Peninsula, Shaw’s Wharf is in New Harbor – the scenic lobster village where Paul Newman and Kevin Costner filmed “Message in a Bottle”.

A rustic, salty lobster shack overlooking a working waterfront, Shaw’s Wharf offers the freshest lobster around.  Climb up to the second story deck, and watch local lobster fishermen unload their catch !   Shaw’s Wharf offers yummy lobster rolls made with “right off the boat” lobster meat, a hint of mayo and lemon. Worth the trip!

Why we love it:  Pull up a picnic table and enjoy steamed lobsters, clams and corn in the rough!

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The Landings Restaurant – Overlooking the Ocean

Cool and Casual

Reborn in 2013 when the Miller family took over, the Landings Restaurant offers fresh lobster entrees with a view!

One of three restaurants overlooking the bay, this casual eatery is open for lunch and dinner.   Offering lobster risotto, roasted lobster pie, lobster rolls with mayo and a hint of lemon and an incredible lobster BLT with a slab of (house-made, no preservatives) bacon, The Landings is a must stop when while visiting Rockland.

Why we love it:   Fresh lobster with a view!

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Joe Lane Lobsterman – Yes, a Lobster Cone!

Must Meals in the Summer

As you visit the Damariscotta region of Maine this summer, be sure to stop at Joe Lane Lobsterman for scrumptious lobster that’s sure to please!   A lobster food truck located on Elm Street, Joe Lane serves fresh lobster meat, lobster rolls, lobster BLTs, lobster tacos, lobster melts – and, yes, lobster cones!

Having nothing to do with ice cream, these lobster cones are a big hit! Joe Lane (a multi-generation lobsterman) makes each and every cone with the sweet and succulent meat of 1 1/2 local lobsters.  He loads chunks of lobster into his uniquely shaped paper cones and then adds packets of butter, mayo or even one of his dipping sauces in the side pockets.  He includes a few sea salt pita chips around the lobster – and there you have it!  The perfect low carb meal.

Why we love it:  Joe offers a massive 2 foot long lobster roll that won’t break the bank!

Fresh Facts:

  • Open Daily in the Summer; 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • 93 Elm Street, Damariscotta, Maine (near the back entrance to Skidompha Public Library)
  • (207) 208-9418
  • www.facebook.com/JoeLaneLobsterman 

 

 

Waterman’s Beach Lobster – True Maine

It’s All About Lobster!

A family-owned lobster shack serving lobster (fresh from the day’s catch), clams, homemade ice cream and pies, Waterman’s Beach Lobster is the real deal!    Enjoy your lobster overlooking Muscle Ridge Channel. If you bring your binoculars, you’ll be able to look out onto the islands and see lobstermen hauling hauling their traps!

For all you foodies  – the James Beard Foundation awarded Waterman’s Lobster with America’s Regional Classics Award in 2001 – a great honor for sure. As the James Beard Award proclaimed, “This restaurant is the quintessential Maine experience.”   Also featured on the Food Network in 2014. Enough said!

Why we love it.   Lobster – pure and simple.   You’ll need lots of napkins!  

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Whitehall Inn – Rediscover Maine’s Summer Place!

Midcoast Maine’s Newest Jewel

After a thoughtful renovations, Whitehall Inn’s redesign embraces the history of the iconic inn, and brings new focus on the natural beauty of Camden — the town where “the mountains meet the sea.” The property boasts rambling front porches and a patio perfect for enjoying a glass of wine or fresh lemonade,  fire pits for late night hangouts and a new onsite restaurant –  Pig + Poet – a collaborative venture with nationally acclaimed Chef Sam Talbot of the popular Surf Lodge in Montauk, NY and the Michelin-recommended Imperial No. Nine in New York City.   Featuring Maine’s farmland, fisheries and game, Pig + Poet will offers raw bar, signature roast pork dishes and a fresh take on lobster rolls.

Why we love it:  It’s uber-chic! 

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