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WHERE TO EAT LOBSTER
The best way to eat lobstah in Maine is to head to an off-the-beaten path lobster pound. Some of the best locations can be found in Midcoast Maine. If you stay in Midcoast you are a short drive from some great options.
Five Islands Co-Op -- (2 miles to from Georgetown; 30 minutes North from Brunswick; 15 minutes North from Bath; 20 minutes south from Wiscasset) - This is a very cute little harbor and has a lobster pound with reasonable prices. You eat your food on a picnic table on the pier and eat with seagulls nearby and the boats in the harbor as your backdrop.
Lisa's Lobster (Five Islands)- (2 miles to from Georgetown; 30 minutes North from Brunswick; 15 minutes North from Bath; 20 minutes south from Wiscasset) Also very close to Five Islands (on the Georgetown Penninsula), but hidden away (mostly locals know about it). This has a great little view of a cove and is very quaint.
Red's Eats - (30 minutes North from Brunswick; 15 minutes North from Bath; in Wiscasset) Really just worth seeing. Northeast Model Product's boats sit in the store window adjacent to Red's making for a particularly Mainey experience. Not necessarily the best place to eat steamed lobster, but a great place for a lobster roll. It can be pricey because it is sooooooo popular with tourists, particularly with New Yorkers who will pay a fortune for anything in Maine. Folks from New York will feel right at home standing in line with these Yankee fans (Go Sox!).
Sea Basket - (30 minutes North from Brunswick; 15 minutes North from Bath; in Wiscasset) A local favorite for fried seafood. Located in a very unimpressive building along Route 1 in Wiscasset, it has cheap and good fried seafood. You won't get gouged here. It will feel like a hole in the wall, but it is clean, safe and where many locals eat.
Fisherman's Co-op (Boothbay Harbor)- (55 minutes North from Brunswick; 40 minutes North from Bath; 25 minutes North of Wiscasset) This is worth a drive if you want to have a quintessential Maine experience. Boothbay includes a cute harbor, boats and good tourist watching. The Fisherman's co-op is just that, a cooperative between fishermen to cut out the middle man. Prices are decent, but usually higher than Five Islands, because it's a tourist town. You eat on picnic tables, have a view of the harbor, which has a small island and bustles with boats.
To get there, drive to Boothbay Harbor, and turn left on the way into the village or right on the way out. East Boothbay is on the opposite side of the harbor from Boothbay Harbor village.
Robinson's Warf (Southport)- (55 minutes North from Brunswick; 40 minutes North from Bath; 25 minutes North of Wiscasset). Robinson's is near Boothbay, but just around the corner on Southport Island. The wharf is located near a revolving bridge which usually has boats going through it as you eat. Located 10 minutes from Boothbay, this is quieter and makes for a nice reprieve from the tourist activity. Prices are decent. You eat at picnic tables on a large wharf. You have a view of the revolving bridge, a very small harbor, some homes, and usually there are two tug boats docked nearby. To get there, turn right in Boothbay or Boothbay Harbor towards Southport Island. Robinson's is on the left after to cross over the green bridge.
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P.O. Box 191, Wiscasset, Me. 04578
207.882.7154 Fax: 207.882.9884
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