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Qintessential Maine Experience

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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?
Criteria:
~fresh lobster and/or oysters
~view
~ambiance
What about any place that does special nights on a beach or on an island?

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  1. 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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    1. re: dfrostnh

      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
      http://mainefreshlobster.com/

      Miller's on Sprucehead
      http://www.millerslobster.com/

      1. re: dfrostnh

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

      2. 5 Islands Lobster Company. Amazing on all levels.

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        1. re: eric10dk

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

          1. re: Bob W

            Let us know how it is!

            1. re: itryalot

              It was excellent! Great food in a beautiful setting.

          2. re: eric10dk

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