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Family friendly Maine fare before seadogs game?

ramblinggrl Aug 8, 2011 06:18 AM

I am a chef visiting Maine from tennesse, staying in Kennebunkport for several days. My husband, almost 2 year old (well behaved) and I are going to Portland for a seadogs game tomorrow night. I am looking for recommendations for a Place for dinner before the game with good seafood, lobster, lobster rolls, chowder, etc, typical Maine fare. Any recommendations?

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    jackattack RE: ramblinggrl Aug 8, 2011 12:44 PM


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      LeRique RE: jackattack Aug 8, 2011 12:50 PM

      Portland Lobster co two blocks west is infinitely better IMHO.

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        bobbert RE: LeRique Aug 8, 2011 06:04 PM

        +1. Good basic Maine food. Good location. High prices.

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      sciencediet RE: ramblinggrl Aug 8, 2011 12:46 PM

      I'd actually say the Lobster Shack at Two Lights. More running-around opportunities for the kid, who can then nod off at the game.

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

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        LeRique RE: sciencediet Aug 8, 2011 03:04 PM

        I think 2 lights is a bit overated not to mention no where near the ballpark.great location though.last time got bad chowder, [curdled,sour] they comped it and kept serving it to all the throngs.

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        ramblinggrl RE: ramblinggrl Aug 9, 2011 04:45 AM

        Close proximity to the ballpark is not important. I just don't want to be too far out of the way. We are planning to drive up to Portland several hours before the game and check out the town. Thanks for your recommendations.

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          grittys457 RE: ramblinggrl Aug 9, 2011 06:47 AM

          I would go to Portland Lobster company. It's literally out on the water, outdoors with picnic tables, very decent food for a tourist trap, workers are all presentable, great beers on tap (get an allagash black) and there might even be some music. After that cross the street and get some ice cream at Beal's or go to gorgeous gelato.

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            masha RE: grittys457 Aug 9, 2011 09:34 AM

            Agreed on Portland Lobster Co. I was there recently and had a very pleasant, decent lunch and not particularly expensive considering the location. Helped that there was plenty of sunshine and a guitarist playing. (And, while this may be heresy, I like PLC's lobster roll better than 2 Light's.)

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              grittys457 RE: masha Aug 10, 2011 07:25 AM

              I really think Portland Lobster is the most underrated place to eat in the old port. So many of those eateries along the waterfront are old, dirty, and have some characters for cooks out by the dumpster looking rather not clean. It's like Portland Lobster knows it's only open for a few months and they get a great crew who just crank it out during that time with a smile on their face. Prices are super cheap for a tourist trap for many items on the menu and it's great for kids, a couples night out or out with friends. Avocado wrap, allagash beer, sitting on the water, listening to Pete Kilpatrick band for free? That's a good deal.

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