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Old 12-26-2009, 10:21 AM
 
Location: northeast PA
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I love Portland! Take a walk in the "Old Town" section of town with its cobblestone streets and sidewalks and some nice eclectic shops. We really enjoy Gritty McDuff's, a great brewpub with good microbrew beer and decent food. If you like hockey, Portland has an AHL team, the Pirates, there. There is a lighthouse not far from town, and if you like L.L. Bean, take a ride up to Freeport for their big store there as well as many other outlet shops. I'm sure you'll enjoy your visit!
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Old 12-26-2009, 06:33 PM
 
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If you don't mind kitschy outlet stores, there's a WHOLE town of 'em at Freeport! We did love the L.L. Bean store (open 24/7/365), however.
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Old 12-27-2009, 11:02 AM
 
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Unfortunately, most if not all of the great lobster shacks/pounds will be closed during the time you're there. These are the places where you would fine the tastiest, freshest lobsters and lobster rolls for the best prices (think $6.99/lb for a 2lb whole lobster). You can of course get all the whole lobsters and lobster rolls you want from the diners and restaurants throughout the state, but you're be likely forced to pay premium prices for them.
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Old 12-27-2009, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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There is also a ton of outlet shopping in Kittery, just across the river from Portsmouth, NH.

My locally owned favorite store there: Kittery Trading Post: Always Free Shipping on Orders over $50!
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Old 12-27-2009, 04:36 PM
 
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There is also a ton of outlet shopping in Kittery, just across the river from Portsmouth, NH.

My locally owned favorite store there: Kittery Trading Post: Always Free Shipping on Orders over $50!
In Kittery, next to the Kittery Trading Post I always go to Bob's Clam Hut..
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Say hi to Lillian.. she has been working there for many years! Good fresh seafood.. I havea frequent customer card and try to go every week or so..
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Old 12-28-2009, 12:54 AM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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Thank you guys for all the great tips!
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Old 12-28-2009, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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In Kittery, next to the Kittery Trading Post I always go to Bob's Clam Hut..
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Say hi to Lillian.. she has been working there for many years! Good fresh seafood.. I havea frequent customer card and try to go every week or so..
Wow! We went there after shopping at the Trading Post! It was June, so we ate outside on the picnic tables. FANTASTIC, fresh clams.....yum.

I wonder if Lillian waited on us at the counter?

mimibrings - If I do say so, you live in one of the nicest Counties in the country, imo.
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Old 12-29-2009, 07:17 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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But do NOT order the "McLobster" at McDonalds. I repeat and cannot stress enough, do not order this item. Better to go to just about any local place for lobster.

Did you post any of this on the Maine forum? They are pretty helpful there.
I got a good lobster roll at Foster's Clam Bake in York Harbor.
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