Lobster and Oysters in Ogunquit and Portland Maine
My 27 year old DC schoolteacher son and his wife are spending a couple of days in Ogunquit and one in Portland in about two weeks. Looking for interesting places to dine and things to do. They definitely want to have one Lobster dinner and they love oysters. Very adverturous, love outdoor places and locals places. Chowhounders around the country have steered them well in the past and thanking you in advance for help this type.
MC Perkins Cove in Ogunquit for "upscale/casual" w/ water views.
For oysters/raw bar in Portland, try Old Port Sea Grill on Commercial St.
Old Port Cafe
111 Main St, Winterport, ME 04496
98 Provence @ 62 Shore Road, Ogunquit, ME 207 - 646 - 9898.
Ogunquit Lobster Pound Restaurant @ 504 Main St, Ogunquit, ME 207 - 646 - 2516.
Post Road Tavern @ 705 Main St., Ogunquit, ME 207 - 641 - 0640.
Raspberri's @ 449 Main St., Ogunquit, ME 207 - 646 - 1733.
Try one of these. Good luck. Have fun with your son and his wife.
262 Shore Rd, Ogunquit, ME 03907
I think that the only ( or one of very few) restaurant in Ogunquit that has oysters on the menu is MC Perkins Cove. For lobsters, sitting on the deck outside and drinking delicious rum punch, try Barnicle Billy's. Great chowder too.
A couple of weeks ago we had a wonderful light supper at Mike's Clam Shack on Rt 1. We were staying in Ogunquit but it was a few miles north. DH had fried clams and scallops which he thought were the best he ever had. Batter was more of a breaded type. I had a very good lobster roll and clam chowder. We returned the next day because between 11 and 4pm the lobster special was $12.95. One pound steamed lobster, cole slaw, and large serving of french fries. Sorry, didn't notice if oysters were on the menu. Maybe it's a good time to try mussels.
Mike's Clam Shack
RR 1, Wells, ME 04090
If they happen to be in Kennebunkport they should check out Big Fish for a quick visit. It's on the left heading in from the south. They've come up with an inventive tomatoe ice type horseradish garnish to replace the traditional cocktail sauce. It is quite interesting. Oysters were properly shucked and chef came out to discuss oysters with us, so he is quite interested in the subject. Our visit was quick, just to satiate an oyster craving and our interest. Service began a little rocky and then pulled completely around to a staff that was engaged in our thoughts. I think the place is in it's opening turmoil but would be a great place to support.