Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > All New England Archive >
Jul 11, 2009 12:53 PM

Southern Maine Coast

We will be staying in Lewiston, Maine for four days and would like recommendations for inexpensive lobster/local places to eat. We will be touring the coastal area from there. Would not mind a couple of restaurants for dinner that are worth the splurge.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. I have been to Maine and there is a huge lobster glut. Its been such a good season the prices are down. So anywhere the lobsters are totally reasonable. For a few pennys more the 1 1/2 1 3/4 pound lobster are the best meat to shell ratio.

    1 Reply
    1. Here are a few suggestions...

      Buffleheads - Biddeford, ME
      Maine Diner - Wells, ME
      Warren's Lobster House - Kittery, ME

      All a bit south of where you'll be staying, but if you're exploring.... Also, if you find yourself in Portland, head to the "Old Port" section of town for some more local flavor.

      1. Splurge at a restaurant in Portland such as 555, Hugo's, Street and Co. and Caiola's.

        Coastal shacks: Two LIghts at Cape Elizabeth; Harrasskeet Lunch in So. Freeport; Bob's Clam Shack in Kittery.

        1 Reply
        1. re: StevensAve

          I agree with these suggestions especially Two Lights which has a great view to enjoy while sitting outside.

          I know Maine Diner has its fans but I don't think it's worth the drive or lines.

        2. Two Lights is great and you can't beat the setting. How about Chauncy's in Kittery Point, may not be the cheapest around , but it is good and BYOB and a great place to sit outside on a picnic table. You can also bring sides and snacks they don't offer on the menu.

          1. We have stayed in Lewiston for the last 3 summers while visiting our kids at camp, and will be there again next week. Restaurants in town are certainly lacking, but last year we discovered Fishbones, on the Auburn border, in an old Bates Mill building and were very pleasantly surprised. I had an excellent lobster choppino (I don't know what it was called) with lobster meat, red potatoes, and fresh corn, among other things. A lobster body, with a cornbread stuffing, was positioned as if standing. My description is lacking, but it was beautiful to look at, and delicious. Also good wood fired thin crust pizzas. I already made our reservation for next week. We are also going to try a French bistro that I found on the Chow website - Fuel. Will report back when we return!