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fried seafood in BoothBay Harbor??

ScubaSteve Jun 26, 2008 03:03 PM

ok, we're in BBH right now, with a res for 93 Townsend in a couple of hours.
while walking around we have been smelling some (what we hope) is Good Fried Seafood. as we only have a couple of meals left here i was hoping to get ideas as to who has the best fried ocean goodness and good onion rings.



  1. Science Chick Jun 26, 2008 03:12 PM

    Hi ScubaSteve! Are you married to BBH? If you go just ~10 minutes back down Rt 1 to Wiscasset, I would hit the Sea Basket. It is one of my absolute favs in Maine. They use a convection frying system and the seafood is unbelievable! Hand cut sweet potato fries are great too, as is their homemade chowder. Just a mile south of the downtown area, on the right.

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      harry_sparrow Jun 26, 2008 03:48 PM


      However, Bet is not located in a trailer anymore. Now she has a shack.


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        hargau Jun 26, 2008 03:56 PM

        Im with science chick on that one, perhaps my favorite fried seafood anywhere!

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          harry_sparrow Jun 26, 2008 04:03 PM

          10 minutes down route 1, but 30 to get from BBH to Route 1. Midcoast Maine is all peninsulas. It can take an hour to travel 5 miles as the crow flies.

          We vacation in East Boothbay and plan this year to stay local. In past years we traveled to Shaw's Fish and Lobster Wharf in New Harbor, and Five Islands Lobster in Georgetown (excellent). These are sort of on the next peninsulas north/south - or is that east/west?

          Sea Basket gets consistently favorable reviews, so it's probably worth the drive (gas). Or, save Sea Basket for the ride home.

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          Ctcomfort Jun 26, 2008 05:57 PM

          Scuba- we will be in BB next week- would you mind giving a synopsis of your food experiences after your trip? Agree w/ the other fried fish reccommendations- always good at Kahlersin BB too!

          Can't wait for that lobster mac and cheese at 93 Townsend.

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            steve999 Jun 26, 2008 06:23 PM

            Lobster Dock. From downtown - go across the boardwalk to the far side of the harbor and turn right. It's not far up, on the right side. Good seafood with a nice view of the harbor and town. It's a casual, pound kind of place where you sit at picnic tables and wait for your name to be called. They have beer and wine on the menu.

            Lobster Dock
            49 Atlantic Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538

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              Science Chick Jun 27, 2008 07:22 AM

              Second that.....I had a nice experience there a couple of years ago. Nice twin lobster and the sides were all good.

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                ccferg Jun 28, 2008 05:18 PM

                Is Robinson's Wharf still there? We used to enjoy that as well, but I'm going back 15 years.

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                  catnip Jun 29, 2008 10:08 AM

                  I'' "third" the recc for Lobster Dock!
                  The finest crab roll I've had in Maine and the lobster rolls are great too.
                  Great sides,nice outdoor atmosphere(or you can eat inside)and plenty of charm-
                  Good Eating!

              2. whitem Mar 18, 2009 02:41 PM

                Hey ScubaSteve, I vote for The Lobster Dock also. I've tried to get the recipe they use in their breading for fried seafood but no go. It is their own concoction and I have found it to stay crisp well after it gets delivered to your table. One secret we do, order a HOT lobster Roll 1st as an appetizer and split between my wife & I... 2 die for. They also deliver your food to your table now.

                Did you ever file a report from your 2008 June visit? 93 Townsend closed until "spring" the sign on the door says. Would like your reviews of your visits. Also stopping at Sea Basket on your way home works as long as it's not a Sunday. (Wonder why they don't close Mondays instead)

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