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The Breakers Inn – Right on The Beach!

Featured in “Yankee Magazine”!

The Breakers Inn is an oceanfront property located directly on the Atlantic Ocean at Higgins Beach. Built as a private home in 1900, it has served the public since the early 1930s.  There are 15 guest rooms, each with a private bath and all accommodations in the main building have a view of the ocean.

A great feature of this inn, is the fact you can get a lobster roll picnic to go. During July and August, picnic lunches are available in the kitchen between 12 noon and 1 PM and they offer variety of sandwiches for seafood and land lovers alike.  Insiders note?  Just take your lobster roll picnic down to the beach in front or sit on the wrap around porch and take in the natural beauty.  Ahhhhhhhhh.

Why we love it:   They’re green leaders!   They buy local food, they compost and recycle. 

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Marshall Point Light – A Fabulous Visit

A Stunning Place for Photos!

Located near the fishing village of Port Clyde, this beautiful lighthouse sits on impressive rocks. Marshall Point Lighthouse is not only beautiful but offers a restored keeper’s house, lovely grounds and an extensive museum. Make sure you stop at the gift shop! The property also features a a long wooden runway that connects to the wonderful light.

A great place for shellfies (or lobster selfies) this lighthouse appeared in the movie, “Forest Gump”!  An ideal place for a lobster roll picnic, you could spend hours here enjoying and exploring.  {Photo Credit: Jeremy D’Entremont, New England Lighthouses}

Why we love it?  Established in 1832.  

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  • Lighthouse Grounds Open Daily Sunrise to Sunset
  • Museum & Gift Shop Open Memorial – Columbus Day
  • Marshall Point Road, Port Clyde, Maine 04855
  • (207) 372-6450
  • www.marshallpoint.org

Curtis Island Lighthouse and Lobster

 Perfect Scenery for a Stroll Before or After Lobster Lunch/Dinner!Located in lovely Camden Harbor, the lighthouse island is open to the public but accessible only by boat!  It can be viewed in all it’s beauty from the water on a sightseeing cruise out of Camden Harbor.  An historic part of the state, the present structure was built in 1896!
Consider a viewing before or after a lobster lunch in lovely downtown Camden.  Filled with shops and eateries, it’s a lovely way to spend the day.  Take a stroll to the “Curtis Island Overlook,” on Bayview Street which is just southeast of the intersection with Beacon Street. There is a sign and the path leading to the water.  Enjoy!

{Photo Credit: Jeremy D’Entremont, New England Lighthouses}

Why we love it:   It stands on such an idyllic spot!

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Crate to Plate Lobster Boat Tours – Amazing Day

You Take Home 4 Lobsters Caught During Trip!

Come aboard the M/V Fisher Girl, a commercial lobster boat, with Captain Dan Cosby and crew to roll up your sleeves and learn about lobster fishing.  A 3 hour tour is very hands on with learning about bait lobster bags, pulling lobsters from traps, measuring to see if they are keepers and banding them to drop them into the tank.

In addition to this one of a kind hands on experience, you will see a side to Penobscot Bay only available by water. Harbor seals, birds, including eagles, and porpoise abound. A bonus?  You will leave with 4 lobsters to take home and cook, lobsters you had a hand in catching.  EXCITING!  Half day boat rides are available Monday through Saturday and scheduled, weather permitting. Please note pick up/drop off is in Saturday Cove or Lincolnville Beach and trips are available for up to 4 passengers.

Why we love it:  Lobster learning up close and personal. 

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Holbrook’s Snack Bar – Right on the Wharf

Watch Cundy’s Harbor Fishermen at Work

Open daily, this little gem offers great food while you watch Cundy’s Harbor fishermen at work. Operated by Gilmore’s Seafood and Take Out from Bath bringing years of experience in providing delicious fresh seafood to the public.

With plenty of coastal charm, it’s fun that this restaurant is located right on the wharf.  Of course there are great views!  They will also offer Lobster and Clam Bakes by reservation for parties of 10 or more.

Why we love it: A fun place to visit and enjoy a lobster roll.  

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Estes Lobster House – Seafood with a View!

Popular Lobster Restaurant

Situated in a tranquil part of Maine, Estes Lobster House is a 200 seat family style seafood restaurant with beautiful ocean views from every seat!  They boast an outside sunset patio with fire pit and granite steps to the ocean. Heaven!

Serving lobsters, seafood, chicken, chowders, sandwiches and salads for over 60 years and appearing on many favorite lists (local and visitors alike.)

Why we love it: Has a Lobster Mac & Cheese featured on “Throwdown! with Bobby Flay” on The Food Network.

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  • Seasonal
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Route 123 1906 Harpswell Neck Road, South Harpswell, Maine
  • (207) 833-6340
  • esteslobster@gmail.com
  • www.esteslobsterhouse.com

Muscongus Bay Lobster – On the Harbor

A Rustic and Cool Looking Place to Enjoy Lobster

Muscongus Bay Lobster Company is a family owned and operated, located on scenic Round Pond Harbor in Round Pond, Maine.

At the open air restaurant, you can personally select your own lobsters from the tanks. They specialize in locally farmed oysters, locally dug soft shell clams, and fresh, locally grown sweet Maine corn.  It’s also BYOB.

Why we love it: The offer a choice of white or wheat for the lobster roll!

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Young’s Lobster Pound – Overlooking Penobscot Bay

Lobster, Crabs, Clams and More Fresh Seafood

Come by car or by boat (they have a place you can tie up on the dock.)  This is the place to come for great Maine Lobster, with lovely views and service.  Overlooking beautiful Penobscot Bay, Young’s Lobster Pound offers a picnic style restaurant where you can bring your own beer or wine!  Come enjoy eating your lobster dinner outback on the deck and even watch the sun set.

Open year round, Young’s is a very large place which can hold 500 people inside and out.  No frills here with a limited menu as they specialize in shipping lobster anywhere in the U.S. through FedEx.  However, this stop is high on lobster lovers visits to Maine!

Why we love it: 30,000 gallon lobster tank.  Now that’s a lot of lobster!

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Miller’s Lobster Co. – Surrounded by Water on 3 Sides

A Great Lobster and Sunset Spot

Miller’s Lobster Company is a family-owned restaurant located in the fishing village of Spruce Head along mid-coast Maine. Surrounded on three sides by water so each table has an ocean view, if you arrive for a late lunch you can enjoy watching the fishing boats tie up at the wharf to unload the day’s catch.

Owners say you can eavesdrop on the fishermen as they talk about their day at sea and make preparations for tomorrow.  We like to call it “lobster in the rough.”

Why we love it:  Offers a waterview from each table and lovely sunsets!

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Monhegan Island Inn – The Quieter Side of Maine

Relax and Eat Lobster!

Situated high on a bluff overlooking the west side of Monhegan Harbor, the Monhegan Island Inn is is perfect place to experience the quieter, more tranquil side of Maine.  Once you enter this charming property, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time.  Dating back to early 1800’s with extensive renovations taking place over the years, the Inn retains some of its original structure and oak furnishings for guests to appreciate and enjoy!

Just as you’d expect from an elegantly appointed inn situated on a rustic island 10 miles from the coast of Maine, the dining is ocean-inspired featuring delicious mouth-watering lobster rolls and other fresh, local lobster and seafood dishes.  As you visit The Barnacle, the inn’s casual eatery located at the end of wharf, look for the lobster buoys that date back to the early 1900’s.

Why we love it: Here you can disconnect from the rest of the world. No air-conditioning, no electricity for hair dryers and limited internet service.   It’s pure Maine. 

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Samoset Resort – Overlooking the Ocean

Discover Coastal Maine

A premier property overlooking Penobscot Bay, Samoset Resort offers 230 acres of oceanfront elegance.  Stay in any one of the 178 guest accommodations or cottages and enjoy the relaxed ambiance that reflects Maine’s serene coastal setting.  Located approximately 6 miles north of Rockland (home to the Maine Lobster Festival), this AAA-Four Diamond resort offers endless, year-round activities for the whole family.

Dining offers several choices and of course lobster is on the menu!  Favs include lobster ravioli and a “two pounder” garlic butter poached lobster.

With a luxurious spa, 18-hole championship golf course, 200,000 glass “zero entry” pool  and a kids’ club where children can paint lobster buoys – you can do as much or as little as you’d like!

Why we love it:  It’s a classy, eco-friendly resort perfect for a romantic getaway or family vacation!

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  • Open Year Round
  • 220 Warrenton Street, Rockland, Maine 04855
  • Pet Friendly
  • (207) 594-2511
  • www.samosetresort.com

Boat tours provided by a lobster fisherman – Boothbay Harbor

Take a trip.

Captain Larry catches lobsters off the waters of Boothbay Harbor, Maine and also charters educational and sightseeing tours.  Captain Bruce is his business partner who sails alongside him during the consumer trips, providing an up close and personal view of catching lobster. During the hour and a half they are out on the boat, Larry and Bruce haul lobster and teach about catch requirements and sustainability efforts.

They measure all lobsters with a lobster gauge and throw the undersized lobsters back. If a lobster is too small, it is not ready for harvest it goes back into the ocean. If it’s too big it goes back too. “Maine is the only state that has a maximum size,” says Bruce. Larger lobsters mean more eggs, which helps the lobster populations.

Five Islands Lobster Company – On a Fishing Village Wharf

Serving the Best Lobsters from Maine

Located right on a working wharf at the edge Sheepscot Bay in Georgetown, Maine – Five Islands Lobster Company is one of the best places to go for fresh, meaty Maine lobsters!    With lobsters hauled from the Atlantic Ocean daily,  you won’t find a place that serves any fresher. What’s more, Five Islands Lobster Company doesn’t store their lobsters in tanks – so that means you’ll indulge in the tastiest lobsters around.

Worked up an appetite after exploring this charming fishing village?   Sit on the deck overlooking the scenic harbor and enjoy your seafood feast.   How about freshly dug steamers and a 4.5 pound lobster?   Or try the Big Boy Lobster Roll loaded with twice the amount of meat that you’d find in the already packed lobster roll.    Five Islands Lobster Company doesn’t serve booze – so feel free to bring your own cooler with beer or wine.   Once you’re done with every crumb and morsel, be sure to head on over to the Ice Cream building for a couple of scoops of Annabelle’s Ice Cream .   Five Islands Lobster Company is pure yum!

Why we love it: Quintessential Maine experience.  Authentic, picturesque and offers on -the -wharf seating!

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Camden Harbor Cruises – Lobstering Tours & More

Discover the Maine that You can Only See from the Water!

Join Capt. Dominic Gioia and his crew aboard the Lively Lady for a one hour Lobstering & Lighthouse harbor cruise and enjoy views of two lighthouses, wildlife (hopefully seals & birds!) and a lobster fishing demonstration.   Departing 7 days a week from the public landing, Camden Harbor Cruises offers a close-up look of Maine’s rugged coast as the wooden vessel glides past majestic lighthouses, seaside mansions, world famous windjammers, and visiting yachts.  Don’t be surprised to see seals, porpoises, osprey, and bald eagles along the way!

Why we love it:  It’s a scenic tour!

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Inn at Sunrise Point – A Gem at the Ocean’s Edge!

Luxury Oceanfront Hideaway

Situated on Coastal Route 1 on 5 secluded acres, Sunrise Point is impeccably appointed to enhance your sense of peace and quiet.  A perfect place for a romantic getaway, all of the inn’s guest rooms and cottages  offer ocean views, private decks, and fireplaces, plus the service and luxury amenities of AAA four-diamond, Select Registry accommodations.  After a restful sleep on crisp linen sheets, enjoy Maine roasted coffee on your private deck while you watch the sun come up across Penobscot Bay.

Later in the day, pull up an Adirondack chair on the ocean lawn and relax with a good book and a glass of wine from the inn’s fine selection.   Ready to explore the area? Lighthouses, lobster fishing villages, and unique arts and crafts are all within a few miles of the Inn at Sunrise Point. 

Why we love it:   There’s plenty of pampering here! 

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Spruce Point Inn – Where Oceanside Memories are Made

A Family Friendly Resort

Spruce Point Inn Resort & Spa is situated on 57 acres of woodland overlooking a stunning stretch of mid-coast Maine oceanfront. With nicely appointed spacious guestrooms to cozy seaside cottages and townhouses, the Spruce Point Inn offers guests the finest in Maine lodging.

Located about an hour from Portland in picture perfect Boothbay Harbor, this resort offers an abundance of things to do for guests of all ages! Care to simply sit back and relax? Choose from any one of the “original Adirondack chairs” – always positioned to take in the splendid oceanside views and meld into vacation mode!

Why we love it:   The Spa!   Eagle eye view of lobster boats from the Adirondack chairs.

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Sprague’s Lobster – A Popular Roadside Gem

Enjoy Fresh Lobster Outdoors!

Family owned and operated, this lobster shack is located on U.S. Route 1 – directly across from the famous Red’s Eats. This roadside gem offers what some say is, “the best lobster roll in the world!” With ample parking, an expansive deck dining area and nice views, Sprague’s Lobster offers generous portions of lobster meat on a buttered roll. Yum!

Why we love it:  The lines move quickly and they have a deck!

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  • Seasonal
  • Cash Only
  • 22 Main Street, Wiscasset, Maine 04578
  • (207) 882-1236

 

Red’s Eats – A Summertime Legend Located on U.S. Route 1

A Long Standing Tradition 

Don’t let the long lines keep you away from Red’s Eats. Featured in publications too numerous to mention, Red’s Eats is a popular roadside take-out establishment located on U.S. Route 1 in Wiscasset. A favorite of locals and visitors alike, Red’s Eats offers lobster rolls loaded with heaping with chunks of lobster meat served with butter and mayo on the side.

Why we love it:  The wicked huge Lobstah Roll   

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  • Seasonal: May- October
  • Cash Only
  • 41 Water Street, Wiscasset, ME 04578
  • (207) 882-6128

 

Chebeague Island Inn – Accessible Only By Ferry

A Destination for More than 100 Years!

One of the few remaining inns that once played an important part in Maine summers, Chebeague Island Inn has been thoughtfully restored to recapture its classic beauty and special place in the island community. Originally built in the 1880s, Chebegue Island Inn is named by many publications including Condé Nast as one of the top places to stay in the world. Overlooking Casco Bay, Chebeague Island Inn offers quaint 21 guest rooms featuring furnishings and artwork from Maine artists and artisans. A true escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Why we love it:  Book a “Lucky Lobstering”  package and venture out on a private lobster catching trip! 

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Brown’s Wharf Inn – A Wonderful Stay in Boothbay

With A Restaurant and Marina Combo

When you see the gigantic statue of The Old Lobster Fisherman out front, you know you’ve arrived at Brown’s Wharf. With waterfront rooms, private decks and friendly service, Brown’s Wharf Inn is by far a delightful and cozy property located in picture perfect Boothbay Harbor.  Hungry for seafood?  Indulge in lobster fresh from local waters and a enjoy a favorite beverage from The Old Salt Shed Lounge. For you history buffs, in the early 1700’s, this structure was used to store salt for cod. Owned and operated by the Brown family for more than 50 years, Brown’s Wharf Inn offers a great vantage point to watch gorgeous sunsets and fishing boats that dot the harbor.  Coming in by boat? Brown’s Wharf offers excellent docking facilities.

We we love it: Great place to watch fishing boats!

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♥ More inspiration?  Meet Sonny – A Lobsterman from Maine