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Aug 4, 2009 08:26 AM

New Inexpensive Downeast Lobster Rec, Tracey's Sullivan, Me.

We had visitors from Vermont and I missed my usual lobster supplier. We tried Tracey's on Rt 1 N in Sullivan, Me. (about 15 mi north of Ellsworth). We had some lobster rolls (2 for $12) and crab rolls (2 for $10) there earlier in the week and I noticed the lobster dinner w/ salad was only $7.95. We ordered 2 crab rolls, a pint of fried calms and 4 jumbo lobsters (2 + lbs.) at $5/ lb for the four of us. All was delicous. It is also BYOB and we brought a few bottles of white wines and they supplied the glasses. There is, however, no atmosphere, a very simple dining room. There is also a take out window w/ ice cream, hot dogs, burgers, etc. I post this because this is the cheapest place I am aware of on the Maine coast; do you know of any others? Now to see if I can upload some photos.

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  1. Wow, such a deal! I was just at the Dolphin Marina in Harpswell, which has been highly touted by Chowhounders, and feel it was a tad expensive for what we got. I went with my daughter and grandson and we ordered 2 lobster rolls (smaller than what's in your photo and $13.95 each!), a cup of fish chowder (which I think was something like $7.95!), an order of mac and cheese for the baby (it was Kraft, jeez!), a side of fries and a beer. This was $51 before tip. A bit much for lunch, methinks, despite the view. I don't think I'll be back, but I live too far from Sullivan, alas.

    1. Great to know! We picked up some lobster dinners from the Galley at the Bridge to take to (sob) Tidal Falls. Think a 1# dinner with fries and cole slaw was $12.99. So they'd get a little cooled if you were schlepping from Tracey's to TF, but...........
      The Galley, though, did a great job, especially since it was an order for 10 involving many different items.

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      1. re: Tipatina

        Yes, we did the same w/ lobster and crab rolls on the 15 of July. I'm thinking of taking one of my grills down to Tidal Falls to cook lobbers. Everything is there except a grill.

        1. re: Passadumkeg

          Better off cooking your own or bringing them from someplace else anyway imo. A great site for sure, but the lobsters I got there were the tiniest I have ever been served - salty/spongy/watery soft shells too - my wife and I were so dissapointed that we listened to the locals who (don't eat lobster) sent us there. $50 later, we had to go somewhere else to get a substantial meal.

          1. re: LStaff

            We just returned from tidal falls an hour ago. My wife ate her first lobster there over 50 years ago. We have dined there countless times and never encountered what you describe. You must just be "lucky"
            There are grills, so just bring the lobbers in a pot and go after it. Bring bug dope if there in the evening as the mosquitoes are wicked.

      2. Great post.Thx for the info.

        1. Hey Passy...
          Does Tracey's offer fish? Coming back up in september and looking for new seafood places. Does Chester Pike's do their Friday Fish fry into september?

          1. Tracey's is indeed a little jewel. The food is inexpensive, tasty and abundant. The chowder, homemade by "Mama" is superb. Very casual, no decor to speak of. Go for the food!

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