Boat House – Scenery for Fabulous Dining

The Boat House Has Lovely Views All Year Round!

Located on the peaceful banks of the Sakonnet, the Boat House proudly celebrates New England’s natural bounty: just-caught seafood, local produce, and nautical charm.  It also offers large windows to view the bay and in summer the patio is a scenic delight.

Classic and creative New England lobster options are available anytime of day for lunch, dinner or Sunday brunch including chilled lobster in the raw bar Grand Sampler, savory lobster fritters, a classic Maine lobster roll or a hearty side of lobster mac & cheese. The lunch and dinner menu also offers the Boat House’s own version of a New England style baked stuffed lobster.  Fabulous in warmer months and cozi in the winter, this is an year round favorite!

Why we love it:  Warm, nautical experience is perfect for every occasion.  

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Castle Hill Inn Restaurant – Incredible Dining Experience

Totally Bucket List Worthy!

Located on a 40-acre private peninsula overlooking the endless blue expanse of the Atlantic and Narragansett Bay, Castle Hill is described as, “quite simply, the best place in town”, by The New York Times.  This Relias & Chateaux property boasts luxury accommodations and an extraordinary restaurant for an incomparable place.  Served daily in lovely Newport surroundings, the Inn’s meaty Maine Lobster Roll emulates classic New England seaside charm reflected in exceptional cuisine.

The epitome of classic New England al fresco dining (like you see in the movies), their rolling lawn is a timeless Newport icon.  The Lawn serves lunch daily throughout the year, with live music accompanying brunch on Sundays as well. Dinner service is available from approximately Memorial Day through Columbus Day. In season, the terraced restaurant provides a great vantage point for west-facing sunsets, sailing races, and ocean breezes. In the winter, The Lawn moves inside serving the same menu from the comfort of their historic mansion. Reservations are available for lunch and brunch tables; while al fresco dinner, Terrace Bar, and Adirondack Chairs are first-come first-served.  A must do while in Newport!

Why we love it:  A visit is an experience unto itself!

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  • Open Year Round
  • Lunch, Dinner and Sunday Brunch
  • Casual lunchtime and outdoor dining. Casual-upscale dining room dinner.
  • 40 Ocean Road, Narragansett, Rhode Island 02882
  • (401) 789-0700



Rebecca’s Seafood Take Out – Picnic Tables And Water Views

No Frills  – Fast and Convenient! 

Rebecca’s is right next to the ferry and always a hub of activity on main drag in Old Harbor.  Featuring umbrella-covered picnic tables, they do have a small counter inside as well as a few tables and chairs.  Lobster rolls, fried clams, burgers, wraps and chowder.

Quintessential summer in New England experience (open until 2 am in summer) and cash only.

Why we love it:  A perfect stop embarking or departing on ferry!

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Blount Clam Shack – Home of the 9 Inch Lobster Roll!

Located Along the Historic Warren Waterfront

Casual and coastal, Blount Clam Shack is the place to go for clam cakes, clam chowder, whole belly clams and the 9-inch overstuffed lobster roll! Bring a big appetite since the Giant Lobster roll is made with a 1/2 pound of succulent lobster meat, tossed in Blount’s special dill sauce or served with warm butter!   In a hurry? Choose the Small Lobster Roll with 1/4 pound of lobster chunks.   You’ll be back for more!

Owned and operated by the Blount family, this very casual  food truck/trailer/lobster shack offers the best of the best!  With walk-up windows  clearly marked,  “Order Here”, “Pick Up Here” and  “Express”  for quick items such as beer and wine, the lines move quickly. Enjoy your mouthwatering meal to-go or settle down at one of the picnic tables under the tent and enjoy every bite of your lunch or dinner as you gaze out onto the water!

Why we love it:   Blount’s is a local hot spot for summer seafood platters!

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Seaside Terrace – OMG Ocean Views!

Summertime Dining at the Ocean House

Everyone should experience this just once if not 100 times.  Just arriving at the Ocean House for breakfast or lunch at Seaside Terrace is a treat.  Once the valet parks your car, you can head upstairs to this incredible open air restaurant where the views of the ocean, are amazing.

The menus are limited but one of our favorites is the Seaside Lobster Roll on the Lunch menu.  Best enjoyed sitting under an umbrella, gazing out at the endless blue waters and sipping a cool drink.  Enjoy!

Why we love it:  A lobster roll with an incredible view!

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Surf Restaurant – Overlooking Portsmouth Harbor

Serious About Seafood!

Owned and operated by highly acclaimed Chef Michael Buckley, Surf is committed to only the finest fish and shellfish. Voted “Best Seafood” by New Hampshire Magazine’s Readers Poll several times, Surf sends its seafood buyers down to the piers to meet with the fishermen as they inspect the catch of the day – handpicking the best for the restaurant.

With a focus on creative cuisine, Surf serves amazing lobster dishes such The Surf Lobster Roll made with 1/4 pound fresh lobster meat warmed in drawn butter and thinly sliced celery on a grilled brioche roll, Lobster and Brie Nachos – 6 warm nacho chops topped with cheddar cheese, mango salsa, sliced jalapeño, and lobster in warm brie and the Lobster Sarah (2lb)  or Lobster Kristina (1¼ lb) –  steamed and shucked native lobster flambéed with cognac, lobster stock, chives, cream and butter, served with jasmine rice & grilled asparagus.     A wine and dine experience for sure!

Why we love it:   It’s a great place for a romantic dinner!  

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  • Open Year Round
  • Lunch: Thursday – Sunday
  • Dinner: Tuesday – Sunday
  • Valet Parking
  • 99 Bow Street, Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03801
  • (603) 334-9855




Lenny & Joe’s Fish Tale – Waterfront Dining!

Great Views from Every Table

It all started in over 30 years ago with small road side clam shack and a commitment to serve only the finest, freshest seafood available, to give generous portions, to provide prompt and friendly service and to keep prices reasonable.  Today, Lenny & Joe’s Fish Tale Restaurants operate 3 locations on the Connecticut shoreline serving over 15,000 diners during a busy weekend!

Known for its fresh seafood and award winning Lobster Rolls –  you have to try the Connecticut hot buttered lobster roll! Or, throw on a lobster bib and crack into a perfectly steamed lobster. This casual and friendly restaurant in New Haven does not disappoint.

Why we love it:  They have Happy Hour specials!

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Captain Scott’s Lobster Dock – Rolls With a View!

A Popular Take-Out Restaurant at the Water’s Edge

Located at Shaw’s Cove in New London, Captain Scott’s Lobster Dock is a seasonal take-out restaurant where seafood lovers can sit back and enjoy an authentic New England experience.   A little hard to find but worth the adventure, Captain Scott’s is situated between the railroad tracks and an active marina and boat yard. A narrow shack with plenty of outdoor seating, Captain Scott’s offers and amazing lobster bisque, hot and cold lobster rolls and steamed lobsters that you can crack into!

Family owned and operated and named after Captain Thomas A. Scott who  arrived in New London in 1871 to build Race Rock Lighthouse in the Long Island Sound, Captain Scott’s is a seasonal favorite.  In addition to serving the best lobster rolls on the Connecticut coast, Captain Scott’s dishes out steamers, fried whole belly clams, scallops and hamburgers and chicken tenders for the landlubbers.   It’s all good.

Why we love it:  This place is an all around summer sizzler!

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The Spiced Pear – Fine Dining Overlooking the Ocean

One of Newport’s Most Elegant Restaurants

Open for Dinner only, The Spiced Pear is located with The Chanler Hotel – the first mansion on the awe-inspiring Cliff Walk. This AAA Four Diamond restaurant, led by highly acclaimed Executive Chef Thomas Duffy, you’ll enjoy thoughtful cuisine with an inventive interpretation of Classic England dishes with a French Twist.

Known for its signature “New England Tasting Menu,” The Spiced Pear offers a symphony of six or nine courses of New England fare in addition to an à la carte menu. With menu options including butter poached Maine lobster, grass fed New York sirloin, and free range duck breast, dining at the Spiced Pear is an experience you’ll remember for a very long time!

Why we love it:   It’s a fancy restaurant on the ocean.  It’s so “special occasion”!   

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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

Robinson’s Wharf – Watch Lobster Boats from The Deck

A Special Lobster Lover’s Menu. YUM!

Robinson’s Wharf Tug’s Pub & Seafood Market is located in a very interesting spot in Maine. Southport, an island jutting five miles long and two miles wide into the Atlantic Ocean, is located in Midcoast Maine at the end of the Boothbay Peninsula; ninety minutes drive north of Portland. The Island is connected to the mainland by a swing bridge erected in the 1939.  The bridge swings open every half-hour during the warmer months of the year, from April 30 until September 29.

This gem offers indoor and outdoor seating but try for the upper deck and best views of the busiest and picturesque waterways in midcoast Maine.   Offers an amazing menu for lobster lovers like lobster tacos, lobster BLT, lazy lobster and of course the lobster roll.

Why we love it:  This scenic restaurant shares the wharf with the lobster fishermen that catch their lobster menu.  

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Barnacle Billy’s – Delicious and Charming!

Freshest Lobster Around

An often named favorite on lobster shack lists, this featured spot offers extensive indoor and sundeck seating where guests can enjoy both the beauty of the harbor and the ocean beyond.  Over fifty years in business, Barnacle Billy’s restaurant has been known for its luxury lobster, steamed clams, large lusty drinks, barbecued chicken, homemade clam chowder, and of course, the lobster roll and lobster stew.

With a lovely view of Perkins Cove, this is an idyllic spot.  Take time before or after your meal to linger and look over the moored boats.  It’s a charming spot and worth the trip!

Why we love it: A meal with a view.  Why not enjoy the scenic eye candy?  

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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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Bagaduce Lunch – An American Classic

An Authentic Maine Experience
Opened in 1946 and a great view overlooking the river, this dining the rough option has won a James Beard “American Classic” award.  A favorite of locals and travelers alike, this is a great stop on the way to Deer Isle.
An idyllic spot overlooking the water and islands, this long time seafood host has picnic tables with umbrellas.  Spend a wonderful hour or two in this quintessential Maine spot.

Why we love it: Pure Maine.  No fuss, no frills.  Lovely views and fabulous food.  

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Thurston’s Lobster Pound – Five Generations

Enjoy Your Lobster Overlooking Lobster Boats

With a long and charming history, FW Thurston Company, was started in 1946 when Fred Thurston purchased property from another family member.  Since then, the dock on Bass Harbor has sold fuel, bait, and supplies to local fishermen, while serving as a space to purchase the lobsters that they haul in.

The restaurant started out as a tiny kitchen and just 12 tables under a bright yellow awning. With a simple but delicious menu, and a friendly, laid back atmosphere, Thurston’s Lobster Pound is a popular spot for the summer tourist crowd and locals alike. Fresh local lobsters served with a smile, a salty breeze, and a view of the boats that brought them in, is what Thurston’s has always been about.

Why we love it: Two sizes of lobster rolls.  Get a fork for the big one!

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The Lobster Shack at Two Lights – A Local Landmark!

A Place Like No Other Since 1920. 

For an authentic Maine experience just about 30 minutes south of Portland, enjoy your lobster oceanside on the picnic tables, perched just above the crashing surf, below the lighthouse and next to the fog horn! Or, you can stay in the dining room, watching the ships enter Portland Harbor and the local fishermen haul up their daily catch.

The lobster rolls are totally generous with at least 4 ounces of lobster chunks on a buttered and toasted hot dog bun.  It comes with just a small spoonful of mayo on the top or you can request hot butter to drizzle all over it.  Yum!

Why we love it:  You can climb on the rocks while you wait for your lobster!

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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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The Barnacle Restaurant – Overlooking the Ocean

Views of the Harbor and Lighthouse!

The oldest family owned restaurant in historic Marblehead, The Barnacle Restaurant overlooks scenic Marblehead Harbor and offers the freshest lobster and seafood around!   Once a clam shack, The Barnacle now offers a variety of surf and turf dining options for lunch and dinner –  with lobster rolls and boiled lobster topping the “yum” list!  Deck dining is available but seating is limited.   Visiting with kids? Ask for the Children’s menu.

Why we love it:  It’s Trap to Plate!  They own a lobster boat.  Plus, this is where the locals go for good food and plenty of cheer!

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Beauport Princess – Cruise Gloucester Harbor

See Buoys and Boats in the Harbor

Cruise Gloucester Harbor aboard the elegantly appointed Beauport Princess and enjoy a traditional New England Lobster Bake luncheon with fresh steamed lobster, BBQ Chicken, Corn on the Cob, Coleslaw and much more!   Lobster dinners are available on select evenings with lively music from Beauport’s own DJ.

As you enjoy your culinary experience at sea, see historic Gloucester Harbor sites with extraordinary views of the city’s downtown, Rocky Neck, Eastern Point, Ten Pound Island, Stage Fort Park, and Hammond Castle.

Why we love it:  You’ll glide out of Gloucester’s working waterfront taking in the salty air! 

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  • Lunch, dinner and concert cruises
  • Seating for 25 to 300 guests
  • Two luxurious dining floors; Third Floor outdoor deck lounge; Three full service bars
  • Free parking for Guests
  • 6 Rowe Square, Gloucester, MA 01930
  • (978) 865-3210


The Landing – Waterfront Dining in Newport

The Landing Restaurant & Bar

Located at the end of Bowen’s Wharf in downtown Newport, The Landing serves the freshest seafood, lobster and steaks!  With unobstructed views of the ocean and unforgettable sunsets, The Landing is the place for fine food and celebratory events.   Open for lunch and dinner, The Landing offers delicious options such as the Lobster Burger, Lobster Salad Roll,  Hot Lobster Roll,  Lobster Macaroni and Cheese, Lobster Grilled Cheese and other favorites such as the traditional Boiled and Baked Stuffed Lobster!  Patio dining is available with live entertainment in the afternoons and evenings.

For special large group events, The Landing offers a New England style clambake complete with 1 1/4 lb lobster, steamed littlenecks, mussels, corn and more!     All lobsters come fresh from right next door at the Aquidneck Lobster Company.

Why we love it:  It’s urban chic!  Lots of lobster and and a tantalizing wine and drink menu.

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Finz Seafood – Overlooking Salem Harbor

A Meal with a View

An airy open space concept restaurant located North of Boston, FINZ Seafood and Grill is surrounded by windows on all three sides so that you can look and out enjoy Salem Harbor as you indulge in seasonal, fresh, lobster and creative seafood preparations.  During the warmer months, dine on the patio as the salty air washes over you!

Try the delicious Lobster Ravioli tossed in a sherry cream sauce served with lobster meat and asparagus tips, the 1.5 pound New England style steamed lobster or the Lobster Roll made with with celery and mayo on a brioche hot dog roll, or smothered in warm butter on a brioche hot dog roll.

The raw bar serves the freshest local oysters, clams, chilled lobster, colossal crab, and shrimp and it’s available until closing.     Children’s menus are available.

Why we love it:   The waterfront dining experience on Pickering Wharf lined with shops!  

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Victoria Station & Vic’s Boathouse – On the Wharf

Lively Spot in Salem 

Victoria Station & Vic’s Boathouse is popular on the North Shore and stands above the rest for their panoramic waterfront dining, historic ambiance and tempting menu items.  Nationally famous for their slow roasted Angus prime rib, the menu includes classic American comfort cuisine, fresh seafood and an unlimited salad bar.

Vic’s Boathouse offers an incredible Lobster Quesadilla and delicious Lobster Mac n’ Cheese made with trottole pasta, five cheese blend and fresh lobster meat topped with cornbread-shallot breadcrumbs and truffle oil.  Yum!

Why we love it:  Scenic spot with outdoor seating!  Perfect for a Lobster Mac ‘n Cheese and a craft brew!    

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Salty’s – A waterfront eatery in Halifax

Salty’s Restaurant

About as close to the Halifax Harbour as it gets! The casual atmosphere of the Bar & Patio, with  waterfront location make Salty’s a natural for gatherings during the day and well into the evening.

If you desire something quieter then head upstairs to the restaurant, which offers a superb view of Halifax Harbour, and a great selection of local shellfish, fish, steak, lamb and chicken.  The views make the ideal backdrop for a romantic dinner, social occasion, or business luncheon.

Why we love it: You can go casual downstairs and grab a lobster roll or “fancy it up” in the dining room (with a view!)

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Lunt’s Dockside Deli – Enjoy Lobster on an Off Shore Island

Homemade and Delicious!

Lunt’s Dockside Deli is the lone surviving food establishment on the off shore island of Frenchboro.  It is a  favorite stop for sail boaters and day trippers alike. Enjoy the varied menu while seated in open air or under the covered area on the working dock.  Lunt’s menu includes expertly steamed lobster, lobster items, burgers, pizza, and hot and cold sandwiches.  What’s more, they feature scratch made desserts, including their legendary blueberry pie!

Why we love it:    It’s pure Maine!

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Lobster dinner with a view

Dine with eye candy of a view!

When warmer weather shines down upon us, our dining attention turns to seafood.  There are so many great places and spaces to indulge in the northeast. Consider a few of these “truly lovely views” as you plan a dinner out this weekend.

Want more?  See more mouthwatering wine & dine ideas here.


Michael’s Harborside – Deck Dining in Newburyport

A Newburyport Favorite

Michael’s overlooks the Merrimac River, from a vantage point that offers views of the harbor and the Atlantic Ocean beyond. It’s the gathering spot for locals, boaters visiting the marina and tourists alike. You will delight in signature cocktails, while enjoying some of the best seafood and lobster in New England.

Lunch or dinner at Michael’s Harborside can be enjoyed al fresco overlooking the Merrimac River. Spectacular views of the harbor from three outdoor decks complement a menu of fresh seafood, daily specials, and select cocktails.

Insiders Tip:  Great choice for a wonderful lobster roll in a fun and scenic setting.

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  • One Tournament Wharf –  Newburyport, Massachusetts
  • (978) 462-7785
  • Mon-Thur 11:30 am-9:00 pm | Fri-Sat 11:30 am – 10 pm | Sun 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Swan River Restaurant – Clam Bakes by the Dozen

Lobster with a View!

Located at the mouth of the Swan River overlooking Nantucket Sound, Swan River Restaurant and Fish Market specializes in fresh, delicious clambakes. Eat in, delivery or take out, there are no minimum orders.   Order 2 or 200!

In addition to offering a traditional Cape Cod clam bake including 1 1/4 pound lobsters,  Swan River has a drool-worthy Lobster Menu including the Lobsta’ Roll and Mac and Cheese! Children’s menus are available.  Lobsters and fish come from the icy Atlantic waters, from Chatham East to George’s Bank.  Local, fresh and delicious!

Why we love it:   The lobster is super fresh and local!

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Rowes Wharf Sea Grille – On the Harbor!

Ocean House – An Iconic Seaside Retreat in Rhode Island

An Memorable Experience

Historic and jaw dropping from the moment you arrive, this hotel and restaurant is where the rich and famous go for lobster. Majestically situated on a hill a short jaunt from town, with awe inspiring sea views, the Ocean House boasts spectacular lodging, dining and just plain people watching. Unofficially voted as “one of the world’s best views while enjoying a lobster roll”, the Seaside Terrace offers outdoor dining overlooking the ocean. For an indoor culinary experience, Seasons offers waterviews with air conditioned comfort. Come for the day or stay for a few, day trippers and vacationers are welcome. If you can stay at this upscale hotel “resort” treat yourself to a lobster dinner on the sand. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights throughout the summer, join in on a traditional New England lobster boil, held on the private Ocean House beach. Barefoot elegance with a lobster bib!

Why we like it:  It’s Relais & Chateaux, AAA Five Diamond and Five Star Forbes property.  World class all the way!

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Sea Glass Restaurant – An Unsurpassed Dining Experience

Delectable Lobster Rolls and More!

Sea Glass at Inn by the Sea is open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and offers fine dining with spectacular views of Casco Bay. Using locally sourced ingredients and sustainable seafood, Executive Chef Steve Sicinski brings years of experience, creativity and passion to the table. With delectable lobster rolls, a 5 Course Lobster Tasting menu and extensive wine list and more, Sea Glass ranks high among those with a discerning palate.

Why we love it: Yes, they have their very own lobster tasting menu!

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