Mid-March trip to Maine...
My wife and I will be in Boston and plan on visiting Maine somewhere around the 14th-16th of March.
I have done some research and am noticing A LOT of the seafood restaurants are closed until May.
I'm looking for fresh lobster that we can have at the restaurant that you choose. Don't want anything where jeans and a sweater wouldn't be welcome.
Can anyone help us out with a spot to try...don't want to drive to Canada, but surely there are DON'T MISS spots along the coast on the way (or even past) Kennebunkport?!?
Also hoping to dine AT the restaurant since we will only be in the car and it will likely be plenty cool.
On your way to Maine you could stop at Petey's in Rye. It's very casual, beach restaurant type of place open all year. I'll second Mike's Clam Shack in Wells on Rt 1. It's big and popular but no ocean view (not that Petey's has any). Mike's isn't really a shack. To me, a shack is one of those lobster places that is an unheated building on a dock with picnic tables where you can enjoy both the view and the lobster. Those are the kind that close for the winter. I haven't been to Warrens in a lot of years but you might get a table with a water view there.
I think you're saying you want to select your own lobster from the tank. Most of those places will be closed in March. You can still find good lobster, etc., at The Barn in York (formerly called The Lobster Barn) on Route 1, Mike's Clam Shack in Wells, also on Rte. 1, and Warren's Lobster House in Kittery. Coupons for Warren's are on their Web site.