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Old 07-26-2010, 05:34 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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We are going to be in Maine for a week starting August 11. Where are the best sea food places? We don't care for fancy or expensive.
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Old 07-26-2010, 05:54 AM
 
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"Best place for lobster, Boothbay harbor, Camden, Bar Harbor?"
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We are going to be in Maine for a week starting August 11. Where are the best sea food places? We don't care for fancy or expensive.
Bar Harbor, Maine - The best lobster I've ever had anywhere.
Look for places called "Lobster Pounds" There are several around the area.
You chose the lobster you want, they cook it, you pick anything else that you would like off their menu. Salad, chowder, potatoes, corn on the cob, desserts, etc.
They also serve beer and wine. Quaint little places, good friendly people.
These are the best and most inexpensive places to eat fresh lobster.
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Old 07-26-2010, 06:03 AM
 
Location: South Portland, Maine
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Conte's 1894 restaurant Rockland..

I am not sure how anyone can screw up a lobster but this restaurant I "hear" has awesome seafood.. I plan on going there soon! Anthony Bordain was there on his show recently and it gets rave reviews online..
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Old 07-26-2010, 06:14 AM
 
Location: New England
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Trenton Lobster Pound has always been my favorite. It is located right before the bridge going to Mount Desert Island. Their blueberry pie is also great. Fresh Maine Lobsters, Clams, Sea Scallops and Crabmeat | Trenton Bridge Lobster Pound 04605
Another good spot is the Boothbay Lobster Wharf. It used to the lobstermen's co-op owned and operated by lobstermen. It doesn't seem to have changed any since the change of owner ship. Awesome location! Boothbay Lobster Wharf Wholesale and retail Fresh Seafood in Boothbay Harbor Maine
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Old 07-26-2010, 06:38 AM
 
Location: Union, ME
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Conte's is an experience, and the seafood is something to be reckoned with, but the overall experience is not for the faint of heart. I haven't been in since they've moved from the town landing to South Main St. in Rockland. The portions are HUGE. It is not hugely expensive. But, if I were taking friends out who were just visiting the area, and perhaps for the first time, Conte's wouldn't be my personal first choice of places to take them...just me, though! I do love Conte's!!!

I'm really rusty on the Camden eateries. Except for Cappy's, which is a destination restaurant for locals & visitors alike. It's where I would still go in Camden after 18 years - but I always get a cheeseburger or something like that, so I'm not much help with lobster/ seafood. Also, there are little places right down on the wharf on Camden Harbor where you can get a lobster dinner and sit outside. They have tented areas for inclement weather, and you can watch the action on the harbor.

If you're in Camden, and would like to see some of the area, the places I'm more familiar with are just south of Camden - Waterman's Beach Lobster, in South Thomaston, and Miller's Lobster Co., in Spruce Head. Waterman's has an enclosed area for foggy, drizzly days, but last I knew, Miller's was still picnic tables outside - something to ask about if you're thinking about going down on a cool or damp day.

Hope you have a great time in Maine!
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Old 07-26-2010, 07:15 AM
 
Location: West Virginia
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Shaw's Wharf and Lobster Coop in New Harbor.
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Old 07-26-2010, 09:49 AM
 
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I have found that most restaurants can boil water and melt butter. That's how hard it is to make fantastic lobster.
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Old 07-26-2010, 10:47 AM
 
Location: 3.5 sq mile island ant nest next to Canada
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Yeah it's not like it's a steak and can be cooked differently with different herbs and such. And I should be able to get it alot cheaper than market price if I have to shuck the dang thing myself.
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Old 07-26-2010, 12:53 PM
 
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Yeah it's not like it's a steak and can be cooked differently with different herbs and such. And I should be able to get it alot cheaper than market price if I have to shuck the dang thing myself.
Shuck? You "pick" Lobsters and Crabs and shuck corn, ( thanks Mermaid for that one) ,oysters,clams, quohogs, and scallops (pronounced scALLop not skALip).....you really should have known!!

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Old 07-26-2010, 01:07 PM
 
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see my post regarding recent visit:

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