A Local’s Guide to the Best Places to Get Lobster in Maine

When one thinks of classic Maine cuisine, what comes to mind? Lobster, of course! There are so many delicious components that make our food memorable, but this beloved crustacean is the most popular because of its rich flavor and versatility. What better place to start sampling Maine’s abundance of fresh seafood than Boothbay Harbor, where lobster is harvested fresh daily? This charming seaside town is home to the best places to get lobster in Maine! Here are just a few of our favorites.

Boothbay Harbor is known for its excellent local seafood, but there’s so much more to this hidden gem in Midcoast Maine! After exploring the best places to get lobster in Maine, why not attend a seasonal event, take a sailing course, or go shopping along the waterfront? For more great things to do, consult our free Boothbay Harbor Vacation Guide! It’s the area’s best resource for planning a visit to Midcoast Maine.

Best Places to Get Lobster in Maine: The Ultimate Guide

The Deck Bar & Grill at Linekin Bay Resort

One of the absolute best places to get lobster in Maine is The Deck Bar & Grill, Linekin Bay Resort’s on-property restaurant. This waterfront eatery is just off Boothbay Harbor’s beaten path and serves up traditional Maine favorites like lobster rolls with a fresh, modern twist. Open May through October, The Deck Bar & Grill produces dishes that are crafted with the freshest ingredients and reflect coastal Maine’s distinct local flavors! We recommend that lobster lovers try the delicious Seafood Newburg.

The Pub at Newagen Seaside Inn

For visitors who live for summer lobster bakes, The Pub at Newagen Seaside Inn is a perfect place to stop. In addition to weekly lobster bakes in July and August, The Pub is home to delectable dishes like a lobster bake for one, traditional lobster roll, and lobster bisque. After dinner, locals love heading to the deck with their drink and relaxing by the outdoor fireplace! On Thursdays and Sundays, there’s even live music to top off an evening well spent. The Pub is open May through October.

Shannon’s Unshelled

One of the best lobster shacks in Maine is Shannon’s Unshelled, located in Downtown Boothbay Harbor. This local favorite serves one of the most popular lobster rolls in Maine. It consists of a whole lobster served on a soft bun with a side of garlic sea-salted butter. This Maine lobster shack is a truly unique restaurant in Boothbay Harbor, so consider stopping by while strolling through town.

Red’s Eats

For those searching for a celebrity-approved lobster spot, Red’s Eats is a great choice. Located just minutes from Boothbay Harbor in Wiscasset, this lobster shack has been visited by Andrew Zimmern and featured in multiple popular publications. Keep it simple by trying Red’s classic lobster roll, which is piled high with the meat of an entire lobster.

Robinson’s Wharf

Locals know that there is no best time for lobster in Maine; restauranteurs harvest this favorite food year-round! For off-season visitors, Robinson’s Wharf is a great choice. Stop by and savor a lobster salad, lobster and crab fondue, bowl of lobster mac and cheese, or sauteed lobster. This popular restaurant also has a kids’ menu and a full bar. Want to create your own dish? Robinson’s Wharf has a seafood market, where visitors can purchase and take home fresh lobster.

Stay at One of the Best Places to Get Lobster in Maine!Best Places to Get Lobster in Maine

After visiting some of the best places to get lobster in Maine, return to one of Linekin Bay Resort’s 23 accommodations for a rustic and comfortable retreat on the water. When staying in a waterfront cabin or lodge, guests cherish perfect views of Linekin Bay, where fishers can be seen harvesting fresh catches each morning. At Boothbay Harbor’s best adventure resort, guests can also take part in on-property water and land activities like sailing, paddleboarding, and roasting s’mores by the fire. Linekin Bay Resort and The Deck Bar & Grill are open May through October; start planning a trip today!


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