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Seafood/Lobster in and around Augusta ME

Eliznan Jul 3, 2008 10:48 AM

I'm looking for a lobster pound or seafood joint in and around the Augusta or Wayne area. Any recommendations?

  1. Passadumkeg Jul 3, 2008 06:44 PM

    Go East young (wo)man, go east! Take RT. 17 down to Rockland and the Midcoast Area. Lots of places. Or head south From Hallowell along the river and there might be a drive in. Things are getting foggy. Any help?

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    1. re: Passadumkeg
      HDinCentralME Jul 3, 2008 07:39 PM

      There is a place in Dresden on 27, Have never tried it. But this is pretty far afield from OP's request for "Augusta-Wayne" area.

      1. re: Passadumkeg
        Eliznan Jul 4, 2008 02:19 PM

        Would love to head east but have 2 nights in the area. Any chowish rec's would be welcome -not just lobster/seafood. Headind down to Yarmouth on day #3.

        1. re: Eliznan
          HDinCentralME Jul 4, 2008 03:23 PM

          Check out Hallowell...just south of Augusta...Rte 201 (State Street becomes Water Stt, Hallowell).

          Lots of restaurants and live music options.

          Liberal Cup...brewpub w/ excellent pub food.

          Slates...eclectic...local/organic sourced.

          Cafe de Bangkok...good thai for Maine/fresh sushi.

          Higher Grounds...bar/coffeehouse w/ music 6 nights a week.

          The Wharf..."dive" bar w/live bands

          In Yarmouth...upscale...Seagrass Bistro. Also nearby in Falmouth (Rte1A) is Falmouth Sea Grill...superfresh, simply prepared fish...plus lobster, excellent mussel apps...views of Casco Bay.

          1. re: HDinCentralME
            Eliznan Jul 7, 2008 06:35 AM

            This was extremely helpful. Thanks!

        2. re: Passadumkeg
          Eliznan Jul 4, 2008 02:21 PM

          Need to be in the area for 2 nights. Would love any chowish rec's. Heading down to Yarmouth on day #3.

          1. re: Eliznan
            Mainegal Jul 6, 2008 01:33 PM

            Two spots in Oakland that are worth the drive:

            Alden Camps, (http://www.aldencamps.com) a traditional Maine sporting camp with a very untraditional menu. Reservations are essential--Friday nights is usually an outdoor lobster and seafood bake.

            Riverside Farm Market, erving breakfast, lunch and maybe dinner. Also delish prepared foods, baked goods and, of course, produce.

            And in Belgrade Lakes, Wings Hill does a five-course fixed-price menu. (http://www.wingshillinn.com)

            1. re: Mainegal
              Eliznan Jul 7, 2008 06:44 AM

              Great rec's. It doesn't look like Alden Camps takes outsiders for dinner. Would you know if they do?

              1. re: Eliznan
                Mainegal Jul 7, 2008 06:46 AM

                It has in the past, but you do need reservations as tables for outsiders are limited and may vary with inhouse guest count.

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          HDinCentralME Jul 3, 2008 11:53 AM

          Sonny's in Readfield is closest "shack" type place. They had been just a fish market but recently (2 years?) also added cooked items w/ sit down area.

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