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Lobster Recommendations from Rockland to Portland, ME

I'll be driving down with a group from Rockland to Portland, ME during the middle of June.

Could I kindly request recommendations for good quality, reasonably priced places to get complete steamed lobster meals. I'm organizing a celebratory dinner for the group - but it doesn't have to be uber-fancy - looking for good and simple.

Thanks very much!

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  1. If I were you, I'd take the time for a slight detour down the Harpswell peninsula to Dolphin Chowderhouse: www.dolphinmarinaandrestaurant.com: great location, very reliably tasty food.

    1. Muscongus Bay Lobster is wonderful.

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      Muscongus Bay Lobster
      28 Landing Rd, Round Pond, ME 04564

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      1. re: sophie fox

        ditto,love the place,the view, friendly staff, oysters and variety of lobster offerings, i.e. hard shell soft shell two fers threefers etc, however corn in the spring is probablky a bit old and from florida but who comes to maine for corn in the spring!

      2. Call the Rockland ahead and they'll make a lobster omelet or order lobster rolls for brakfast. We enjoy their fish cakes & beans for brekkie.
        http://www.rocklandcafe.com/rcmenu.html
        Five Islands is a very beautiful setting for lobster.

        1. If you don't mind good and VERY simple, give Captain Mike a call. They do a great job with groups, and Brunswick is about mid-point between Rockland and Portland.

          www.capmikes.com

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          Captain Mike's
          32 Bath Rd, Brunswick, ME 04011

          1. We've spent a lot of time at Harraseeket Lunch and Lobster on the water in South Freeport, Maine (turn at the big Indian and go straight until you hit the water). They have a separate lobster pound window just for lobster/steamers orders. The other window is for burgers and fried foods. They sell their lobsters by the pound (will cook for you) and they have a 1-lb. steamed lobster meal with steamers and corn on the cob. Their corn bread is really good. My husband goes just for their whoopie pies.

            http://www.harraseeketlunchandlobster...

             
             
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            1. re: montanalrc

              Right at the big indian and then right at the four way stop

              1. re: LeRique

                P.S. thats from the south left if from the north{from the bfi.{big f##ing Indian.

              2. re: montanalrc

                Just ate at Harraseeket; great haddock sandwiches, lobster right off the boat, can't beat it.
                Crowded though with tight parking.

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                Harraseeket Lunch
                36 Main St South, Freeport, ME

              3. I would have to agree with mainemal. The Dolphin is a place worth visiting. There name isn't Dolphin Chowderhouse though, Dolphin Restaurant I think is what they go by. Been going there for years, they have by far the best seafood in Maine and there is a lobster wharf next door that they get their lobster from off the boats.

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                1. re: mainedowneaster

                  I would say The best seafood in Miane is a bit of a stretch,, but definitely some of the best seafood chowder in Maine, nice friendly spot,best seafood in Maine now theres a topic.Grilled broiled, fried ,raw ,decontructed,molecular etc.P.S. I've been going there since they served brealfast and thet it was basically a local hangout!