There are a plethora of rustic ‘shacks’ just a short drive into Maine where you can unwind and enjoy lobster in the rough. Many of these eateries are in or on the outskirts of the popular foodie city of Portland, Maine and some are rustic lobster shacks with stunning coastal views.
Where to Eat Lobster In Southern Maine
Southern Maine Lobster Shacks
Chauncey Creek Lobster Pier, in Kittery Point is no more than an hour’s drive from Boston and offers lobster dinner dining on a pier overlooking the water. Barnacle Billy’s in Ogunquit, The Lobster Shack at Two Lights in Cape Elizabeth and Harraseeket Lunch and Lobster in Freeport are three other classic ‘roll your sleeves up’ lobster eateries with postcard perfect views. The Clam Shack in Kennebunkport doesn’t offer ocean views but does serve one of the best lobster rolls in America. In Portland, Bite Into Maine, Portland Lobster Company and Eventide Oyster Co. consistently get mentioned as the places to go for a tasty lobster roll.
Fine Dining and Unique Lobster Experiences in Southern Maine
Portland Maine is a foodie’s paradise and a great place have a more unique or high-end Maine lobster experience. Head to the Holy Donut on Park Avenue to experience lobster donuts or to Zapoteca for lobster guacamole. For more gourmet lobster dishes check out Fore Street or Street and Co (their menus change daily) or head to Five Fifty-Five and try their truffled lobster mac and cheese. If you’re in Freeport and in the mood for fine dining, I definitely recommend having dinner at Maine Harvest in the Harraseeket Inn. They offer a variety of inventive lobster dishes as well as an amazing, award-winning lobster stew. In Ogunquit, The White Barn Inn serves poached lobster in a white table cloth setting while the Inn By The Sea in Cape Elizabeth host lobster bakes and serve lobster shrimp dumplings in their Sea Glass restaurant.
Buying Fresh Lobster in Southern Maine
If you want to purchase live Maine lobster while in Portland or have it shipped to you from Portland try Get Maine Lobster, Cozy Harbor Seafood or Calendar Islands Maine Lobster. If you want to have live lobster delivered from Kennebunkport, Cape Porpoise Lobster Co. is a good option. You can even purchase freshly packed live Maine lobsters to bring home on your flight at Portland Airport.