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Aug 14, 2011 02:02 PM

Rockland lunch/dinner/lobstersuggestions?

We'll be in Rockland, Me. Sunday evening-Wednesday afternoon, Aug 21-24. Looking for dinner and lunch suggestions. Looking for Greek, Mediterranean, Italian. We know about Primo. Also, best bet for lobster/lobster roll?

Thanks in advance.

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  1. Do a search for Rockland, Rockport and Camden on the Northern New England boards, you'll get plenty of results...though you won't find much on the Greek front.

    For lobster / lobster roll...go to Waterman's Beach in S. Thomaston (short drive). Or Home Kitchen cafe for breakfast/lunch (many lobster options).

    Home Kitchen Cafe
    650 Main St, Rockland, ME 04841

    1. If you're driving up from the south, Red's Eats in Wiscasset is a tourist trap with a huge line, but also a pretty amazing lobster roll - huge (over a whole lobster's worth of meat), with the mayo or butter on the side so that you can control the amount, and served on top of a well-buttered and grilled roll. There's always controversy on these and other boards about whether it's really the "best in Maine" and worth the line, but in my recent visit the quality of the lobster was excellent and I was awestruck by the size of the roll. Well worth the wait, at least to me.

      Red's Eats
      Main, Wiscasset, ME 04578

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      1. re: monopod

        I still don't understand the "tourist trap" comment. Tourist trap would imply that they are somehow tricking you, the one off tourist who they won't see again, into buying something overpriced and underwhelming. I don't think that's the case at Red's.

        1. re: MidCoastMaineiac

          good point and I agree.we could start a new thread,places that really are tourist traps! A few in Portland come to mind.

          1. re: MidCoastMaineiac

            Good point, "tourist trap" probably isn't accurate. Maybe "tourist magnet"? My point was just that it's absolutely overrun with tourists at all times. I didn't really mind it; I had a nice conversation with the lady in front of me, who was visiting from Ohio (and realized, right as she got to the front of the 45-minute line, that she didn't have any cash and Red's doesn't take credit cards. If she wasn't purchasing for her entire family, I'd have bought her a roll out of sympathy.).

        2. Thanks to MidCoast and monopod.

          1. Sharpies at the Wind, Sail and Steam Museum on Mechanic Street has a good roll and it supports a great little nonprofit. Water view too.

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            1. re: Passadumkeg

              Sadly, they are no longer running their operation at Sharpy's. But last year Jess's fish market on Rte. 73 had good lobster rolls for around $10...not sure if they're doing them this year, though.

              1. re: Shooley

                Bummer. The fish market on lower Maine St. (Help me out w/ the name), not only has the freshest fish in the midcoast area, but makes a very good lobber roll. Take it to harbor park. Kinda sad that I have to bring a cooler to Rockland to buy fresh fish to haul back to Ellsworth. Am I talking about Jess's?

                1. re: Passadumkeg

                  Yes, you are...that's what I was referring to in my post....

            2. Conte's on lower Maine in Rockland for fresh Italian seafood and waitresses w/ brass ball. Featured on No Reservations. Quirky at it's best. Get there early.
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