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Jul 6, 2006 01:44 PM

Mid Coast Restaurant Hours in Mid-Sept

We will be vacationing on Spruce Head Island in South Thomason in Mid-Sept. I'm concerned that restaurants and lobster pounds will be closed or have limited hours during this time. Could someone please advise?

On the way there from central Connecticut well stop for lunch at a lobster pound. I'm think Cape Nedick Lobster Pound, Qgunquit Lobster Pound or Wells Beach Lobster Pound. Which is the most scenic location?

While on the island, I'm thinking Miller's Lobster CO, Waterman's Beach Lobster, The Harbor Inn in Rockland, and Young's in Belfast. How do you rate these?

Off topic, anywhere to rent a skiff in the area?



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  1. We vacation in Tenants Harbor in September. Waterman's is always closed by Labor Day. Not sure about Miller's. The Cod End (in Tennants)is usually open until mid Sept but last year it closed early b'c of slow business.The Lobster shack @ Five Islands in Georgetown is awesome. Not sure how late in the season they're open tho.

      1. Waterman's is our favorite. According to Five Islands' website they are open weekends only after Labor Day until the end of September. We ate at both last week. We got soft shells at Five Islands which were very tasty but the seating area is in the open and very noisy compared to Waterman's which is quiet and serene with a wonderful view. If I remember correctly, Youngs is very basic but good. You might want to bring your own roll of paper towels. It's been a few years since we've been there so I checked a website that confirmed you either order a "complete dinner" or everything is a la carte ... i.e. don't expect glasses for your soda. I seem to recall that we visited first to check it out and noticed some people brought their own sodas, salads, tablecloth, utensils, etc. Friends recommended Millers but we haven't been there yet.

        1. Ogunquit Lobster Pound has hard shell lobsters, which are the best, but no view..... They also have a large wonderful menu. I never heard of the Wells Lobster Pound, and am not familar with Cape Nedick Lobster Pound. Enjoy, and report back to us. Thanks and have a safe wonderful trip.

          1. I'm bumping this thread because we'll be spending 3 nights in Portland beginning 3 weeks from tonight (9/14). I'm already alarmed that Waterman's & Millers will be closed (actually, Millers is open on Saturday, 9/15). Will I find Red's and Haraseeket open on Friday, 9/14? What about other pounds/shacks between Portland and Lincolnville?