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Qintessential Maine Experience

itryalot Jul 18, 2013 06:06 AM

If I want to plan one or two places along the coast where we can have a quintessential experience the second last week of Aug, where do people recommend?
~fresh lobster and/or oysters
What about any place that does special nights on a beach or on an island?

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    dfrostnh RE: itryalot Jul 18, 2013 10:50 AM

    As posted previously, Waterman's is our favorite for a steamed lobster dinner. You can get a picnic table by the water (wear a hat and sunglasses). If you're lucky, you can eavesdrop on the next table complaining about the summer people.

    But probably the most Maine experience we've had was when the weather was kind of iffy and we saw a sign for a lobster dinner to benefit the local fire department. Your choice of crabs or mussels for a starter. Sat at long tables like any church/benefit supper - under a tent. You could buy extra lobsters if you still had room. Pie wasn't included but available. You top off a lobster dinner with good homemade pie and you can't find a better meal. View wasn't great unless you count all the locals enjoying a good meal.

    You mentioned ambiance so maybe you're looking for something fancy.

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      crawfish RE: dfrostnh Jul 19, 2013 08:28 AM

      I agree: the Maine church suppah is quintessentially Maine! And, man, can those ladies make pie.

      But if you want lobster on a dock with fabulous views here's a few more options:

      Muscongus Bay Lobster in Round Pond

      Miller's on Sprucehead

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        itryalot RE: dfrostnh Jul 19, 2013 12:48 PM

        That sounds great! That's what I mean by ambiance....like the locals is our idea of ambiance.

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        eric10dk RE: itryalot Jul 19, 2013 05:04 AM

        5 Islands Lobster Company. Amazing on all levels.

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          Bob W RE: eric10dk Jul 19, 2013 07:40 AM

          Going there tomorrow! Lobster for Mrs W, lobster roll for me.

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            itryalot RE: Bob W Jul 19, 2013 12:48 PM

            Let us know how it is!

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              Bob W RE: itryalot Jul 23, 2013 08:21 AM

              It was excellent! Great food in a beautiful setting.

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            DGresh RE: eric10dk Jul 23, 2013 12:17 PM

            My husband, daughter, and I had the perfect lunch at 5 islands a few days ago. Perfect. The lobster roll is simplicity itself.

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