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Cape Elizabeth/South Portland - Fried Seafood and Ice Cream?

Kat Jul 28, 2010 04:02 PM

Hello - Looking for suggestions for a casual place to get fried seafood (and maybe a lobster) and ice cream in South Portland/Cape Elizabeth/Scarborough. The kind of place where you can show up after a day at the beach, order at the window and eat at a picnic table or in your car. Near the water would be great, but not necessary. We love Portland for food, but will not have the energy after running around after the kid all day on the beach to dress ourselves presentably for table service somewhere! Thank you.

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    jackattack RE: Kat Jul 28, 2010 04:19 PM

    Salty Bay Takeout in Scarborough, the Pine Point neighborhood near the lobster pound.

    Then, Len Libby's Candy shoppe on route 1 for homemade ice cream, beats Beals by a country mile.


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    1. re: jackattack
      bunnyr RE: jackattack Aug 21, 2010 12:15 PM

      Besides, you gotta see the giant chocolate moose.

    2. the_MU RE: Kat Jul 28, 2010 05:59 PM

      Despite the almost constant recs, Lobster Shack at Two Lights would fit the bill nicely.

      Lobster Shack
      225 Two Lights Rd, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107

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        bunnyr RE: the_MU Aug 18, 2010 07:25 PM

        Just ate there.
        It's about three miles south of the Casco Bridge on route 77.
        They now take credit cards. Incoming tides provide a great water show on the tree-like rocks.
        Love the place.

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        sciencediet RE: Kat Jul 29, 2010 05:43 AM

        Kettle Cove ice cream on 77--great ice cream, and they were working on a clam shack/cafe/restaurant last time I was there, so it might be open now.

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          jackbauer RE: Kat Jul 29, 2010 06:19 AM

          Ken's Place in Pine Point, Scarborough is pretty dependable. Not sure if they serve ice cream, but like jackattack said, Len Libby's is only 10 minutes away.

          Ken's Place
          207 Pine Point Rd, Scarborough, ME 04074

          1. Kat RE: Kat Jul 31, 2010 08:43 AM

            Thanks! Perfect!

            1. Kat RE: Kat Aug 13, 2010 12:13 PM

              Ended up at Two Lights Lobster Shack since we spent the day nearby at Crescent Beach State Park. Spouse's lobster was great, my fried haddock and son's fried shrimp boats were meh. Shrimp were tiny, like frozen popcorn shrimp, and the haddock consisted of a few broken up pieces thrown on top of the fries. However, the view from the restaurant was so spectacular that I could have been eating cardboard and I wouldn't have cared. Big waves crashing on rocks, foghorn blowing (altho it was not foggy!), lighthouse in the background, it was splendid. This is the one and only time that food has taken a back seat to atmosphere for me, but it was worth it.

              Lobster Shack
              225 Two Lights Rd, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107

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              1. re: Kat
                jackattack RE: Kat Aug 13, 2010 06:20 PM

                Native Maine Shrimp are tiny, were you not aware of this? Or do you mean that even for Maine shrimp, they were tiny.

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