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Dinner for Four Guys Belgrade Maine. Lobster Preferred

nanapop Jul 6, 2010 11:50 AM

Playing a round of golf In Blegrade, Maine.. Suggestions for a good dinner spot nearby much appreciated.

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    nanapop Jul 7, 2010 11:42 AM

    Many thanks. Hoping for a good lobster shack.

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    1. re: nanapop
      HDinCentralME Jul 7, 2010 01:22 PM

      Lobster "shacks" are more of a coastal phenomenon. Nevertheless, for more "casual" seafood places nearby

      Sonny's Seafood, Readfield

      Red Barn, Augusta (many swear by this place for fried seafood; I don't think they have lobster though)

      Red Barn Cafe
      5087 Route 5, East Thetford, VT 05043

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      Mainegal Jul 7, 2010 08:50 AM

      Alden Camps has an excellent restaurant (I think it's BYOB) and does a Friday night lobster bake. If you're not staying there, advance reservations are essential.

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      1. re: Mainegal
        jackattack Jul 8, 2010 04:18 PM

        Maybe it was too early in the season, and their staff hadn't got it together yet, but our dinner at Alden Camps three weeks ago was very disappointing in comparison to previous years. The service, especially, was bad....but the food was not up to par either. The last straw was when they brought out a list of 6 dessert choices, then almost immediately said that they were out of two of them. We then ordered red velvet cake, and the waitress came back to say that she was sorry, but that they "couidn't find" the red velvet cake. "Well", she said, "we know it was made because we all saw it and smelled it, just a few hours ago...but nobody can seem to find it! We don't know where the baker left the red velvet cake".

        I imagine that places like Alden Camps, which are only open 3 or 4 months a year, have to hire new chefs each summer. This year, for us anyway, was a bust.

        1. re: jackattack
          Bob W Jul 9, 2010 06:22 AM

          OK, that is one of the funniest things I have ever read.

          One of my good friends spends a week at Alden Camps every summer with his family (we are former Camp Manitou boys). Hope he is not too disappointed this year.

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        HDinCentralME Jul 6, 2010 02:59 PM

        Consider The Village Inn, right in Belgrade, although I do not see a basic steamed/boiled lobster on the website menu it should be available.

        Augusta is reasonably close by. Perhaps try Cloud Nine @the Senator Inn. Can't go wrong w/ basic lobster or grilled meats...good raw bar.

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