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Portland, Maine- We Love Lobster!

hopegoode Sep 9, 2006 11:06 PM

We would like suggestions for dinner. Had liked D'Millo's Floating Restaurant many years ago- don't know if it is still good. We ordered large lobsters.

Looked at Hugo's menu but not to our taste; Fore Street is booked for next weekend. We are fish and seafood lovers. Thanks for your help.

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    Boodles RE: hopegoode Sep 10, 2006 01:46 AM

    We prefer Street & Co. to Fore St. I think they have the same owners, but Street & Co. is more seafood oriented, and we think better. Old Port Sea Grill is also excellent.

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      Keefer Lucas RE: hopegoode Sep 10, 2006 10:52 PM

      Well, it depends what you are after. If what you want is a boiled lobster you don't need to go to Street & Company for that - DiMillo's or Boone's would be fine. It doesn't take a chef trained at the Culinary Institute of America to cook a fresh, live lobster!

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        Fred19 RE: Keefer Lucas Sep 12, 2006 11:08 AM

        Followed the sign at 'Boone's' and ended up in the Dry Dock, as Boone's does not exist anymore. Very limited menu, featuring many different types of burgers.

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        jackattack RE: hopegoode Sep 11, 2006 09:54 PM

        Drive out to Two Lights State Park at Cape elizabeth! It's an easy, nice drive and this time of year the setting will be spectacular. Lobster dining on the rocks, what could a be more enjoyable way of ending the summer?

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          irwin RE: jackattack Sep 12, 2006 01:01 AM

          Two Lights--forget about......
          Rip Off Haven...
          Tourist Trap.
          Very small servings.
          Try any of the following for excellent food and Lobster:
          The Good Table
          Portland Lobster
          Or for a real treat go to the Ogunquit Lobster Pound. Its about 45 minutes or less south of Portland.

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          jackattack RE: hopegoode Sep 12, 2006 01:27 AM

          When the view alone is worth the (very fair) $7.95 price of the Fresh Maine Crabmeat roll....I don't think the term "tourist trap" applies. If you don't like it, fine, lots of people do and lots of people don't, but "tourist trap"?

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            irwin RE: jackattack Sep 16, 2006 04:14 PM

            Thank you for your opinion!

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              hopegoode RE: irwin Sep 19, 2006 12:47 AM

              Thanks, everyone. We ended up eating a 3 pound lobster at Joe's Boathouse. We enjoyed sitting out and watching the boats. It was fine for lazy man's lobster and accompaniments. Our second night, we stopped at the tavern at the Harraskeet Inn in Freeport and found all their dishes outstanding, Would highly recommemd their steamers, lobster stew, and fish preparation.

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