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Lubec area Fried Clams or Lobster rolls

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Sorry Cindy (if you get this), but I have never been that far up in Maine. But in the 40+ meals of either of those I have had in Maine, i have never been disappointed ( we had a summer house in York for decades)

Bobs in Kittery across from the mall is a good stoppinig point for lunch if you're driving.

Sorry.the mods wouldn't let me keep this on the cake/PA board.. Hope you see it

Anyone in that area help Cindy with good friend clams or lobster rolls in the vicinity?

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  1. Best lobster roll in the state (yes, best) is at Quoddy Bay Lobster in Eastport. You can drive between Lubec and Eastport or take the passenger ferry (much faster and more scenic).

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    1. re: Mainegal

      Thanks, Mainegal -- sounds like a definite stop!

    2. No apologies necessary, FCF! We'll be flying into Bangor -- 1.5 hours on a plane sure beats 2 days of driving. We'll be missing all those wonderful stopping points along the southern coast, but we've done that trip several times. I have a feeling that no matter where we eat along the coast, we'll not be disappointed.

      We've been eating lots of lobster here in PA this summer, but we plan on continuing to gorge ourselves up in Maine, and we'll be on the lookout for clams, too. Kinda like corn and tomatoes when they're in season -- you can never have too much of a good thing.

      1. I was up in Lubec a few years ago and it seemed the pickings were slim. Very slim. Saying this; I didn't get a chance to eat at Quoddy Bay Lobster. However, I did hear of a very good fried clam place on Campobello (sp?) Island. I think it's near the lighthouse. So you may want to bring your passports. I also imagine you can dig for clams on the miles of beachfront in the Gulf of Maine as well. I figure if a lot of the world's uni supply comes from the area --- then the clams must be safe.

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        1. re: David11238

          We won't be in search of fine dining, but we will be hoping to find places that are quintessentially Downeast Maine, whatever that happens to be. That might mean a spot on the rocks with an unforgettable view where we can enjoy whatever goodies we've taken out from a spot the locals like.