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Lobster ?

C. Hamster Feb 20, 2014 07:30 PM

I know, I know ... Wrong board. But I posted it on Northern New England like 3 weeks ago and got zero responses.

Because so many in Boston frequent Maine, I thought I would repost here. .

Thanks. The Hamster

Any Lobster Shacks/Pounds etc open now?

C. Hamster 02/07/14 4:36AM

Friends will be visiting the first week of March and want to do southern Maine lobster at a waterfront kind of place like Barnacle Billy's or the lobster pound.

My first thought is that most of those places close in Oct and open in April.

Will there be any open in early march?


C. Hamster

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    gracenote RE: C. Hamster Feb 20, 2014 08:05 PM

    If you can't find any in Maine, Woodman's in Essex is open year round; and Brown's in Seabrook, NH is open on week-ends.

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      C. Hamster RE: gracenote Feb 20, 2014 08:26 PM

      That's great news, thanks!

      Tho the whole seashore thing is the target .

      But knowing that Woodmans is open is incredibly helpful !!

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        Bellachefa RE: C. Hamster Feb 21, 2014 09:13 AM

        marsh, seashore, marsh, seashore???

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      ParisLady RE: C. Hamster Feb 21, 2014 02:50 AM

      Warrens Lobster House in Kittery (pretty water view) is opened year round and Bayleys Lobster Pound in Scarborough will re-open in March...no date on their website yet.

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        newhound RE: C. Hamster Feb 21, 2014 03:46 AM

        Cooks on Bailey Island near Brunswick is open.

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          dfrostnh RE: C. Hamster Feb 21, 2014 04:30 AM

          Did you check Brown's and Markey's in Seabrook NH? For a nicer place with an extensive menu, we like Petey's in Rye NH. It's still closer to a shack but has heat in winter and lots of knotty pine.

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            Science Chick RE: dfrostnh Feb 21, 2014 06:51 AM

            Petey's is very good and right on the ocean.

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            cambridgedoctpr RE: C. Hamster Feb 21, 2014 07:16 AM

            Well, not exactly a lobster shack, but you can eat at ICOB or Summer Shack; I guarantee good lobster.

            Some of my favorite lobster preperations can be found in Chinatown.

            As to Maine: I do not know enough.

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              Duster17 RE: C. Hamster Feb 21, 2014 07:34 AM

              Billy's Chowder House in Wells is open.

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                grumpyspatient RE: C. Hamster Feb 21, 2014 09:10 AM

                Robert's Maine Grill is on the marsh in Kittery,near the outlets. Its not a traditional lobster pound but its a nice menu. And warm this time of year


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                  Bellachefa RE: C. Hamster Feb 21, 2014 09:12 AM

                  Well if the weather continues to bless us with rain and snow that CA needs - you might keep a window table at the No Name as a backup.

                  I just heard a tremor go thru my computer like a chowhound earthquake with hounds across the land shouting a primal "Noooooooo..."

                  BUT - they make arguably the best seafood chowder around, before the gloppy crap with thickeners took over as NE Chowder. And steamed lobster is not rocket science, as long as it is lively and not in the tanks too long. BUT don't let them order anything else on the menu.

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