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Maine lobster

cjo Sep 30, 2010 03:05 PM

We will be taking a roadtrip from Boston to Maine in November. Any suggestions for a good but not-too-pricey restaurant for lobster that would be open that time of year?

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    IWantFood RE: cjo Oct 1, 2010 10:40 AM

    Where in Maine?

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      cjo RE: IWantFood Oct 5, 2010 09:27 PM

      Probably the southern coast. We will be driving up from Boston for two days and one night.

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        IWantFood RE: cjo Oct 6, 2010 01:41 PM

        Many of the places I would recommend at other times of the year will be closed for the season, but The Lobster Barn on Route 1 in York is open, as is Mike's Clam Shack on Route 1 in Wells, and Warren's Lobster House in Kittery. They're all good. Coupons are available on Warren's Web site.


        Mike's Clam Shack
        RR 1, Wells, ME 04090

        Warren's Lobster House
        11 Water St, Kittery, ME 03904

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          bunnyr RE: IWantFood Oct 8, 2010 07:59 AM

          Disagree re Warren's, but the other places are good; there are numerous bad reviews of Warren's! Be careful.

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      JakeN RE: cjo Oct 8, 2010 02:50 PM

      If you're in the Portland area, The Good Table in Cape Elizabeth is a moderate priced and very, very comfortable place that serves great seafood as well as many other things. Lobster is always on the menu and was probably caught the same day it's served to you.

      Good Table
      527 Ocean House Rd, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107

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        jackattack RE: cjo Oct 8, 2010 05:04 PM

        Beach Plum Lobster near Wells/Ogunquit

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          IWantFood RE: jackattack Oct 8, 2010 06:47 PM

          Unfortunately, Beach Plus doesn't have indoor seating. You'd have to eat outdoors at a picnic table, or take your food to go.

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            Highland Park RE: IWantFood Nov 13, 2010 03:52 PM

            Just went to Beach Plum today (November 13). We ordered 3-1.75 pounders and ate at one of the two picnic tables still remaining. They are steaming the lobsters at this time of year, although the boiling vat was still there. It was great! Plan ahead and be sure to bring your own sides and drink. The lobster was perfect and delicious and very well priced.

        2. chefj RE: cjo Nov 14, 2010 01:24 PM

          Newick's in Portsmouth for bare bones lobster house.

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            jackbauer RE: chefj Nov 16, 2010 06:13 AM

            Newick's has re-opened it's South Portland restaurant in a different location this past summer.

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            bobbert RE: cjo Nov 14, 2010 04:17 PM

            R.arely eat here as it's a wicked tourist trap but just had a very good bowl of clam chowder at DiMillo's in Portland. They were running a special of a 2 lobster dinner for $24. Don't know how long the special will last but for your basic lobster deal, not too bad.

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