Moose watching, visiting lighthouses, fall foliage and the rocky coast are just some of the typical reasons millions of people visit Maine every year. Yet, some say a Maine vacation is never complete with the sampling of Maine lobster and what better way to do that than without the classic “Maine Lobster Roll”.
Ask any Mainer, “what is a lobster roll?” and the responses will vary. The type of roll is often unique, but most agree it should be buttered and grilled to a golden brown. The meat is usually tossed with butter or light mayo and salt and pepper. You can find the most mouth-watering and truly delicious Maine lobster rolls at restaurants, food trucks, diners and clam shacks across the state. But, all will agree that it must be packed full of FRESH Maine lobster.
Here are a few of the places we recommend (listed alphabetically):
50 – 70 Perkins Cove Rd., Ogunquit
Two restaurants side by side in quaint Perkins Cove. A truly down east experience.
Bob’s Clam Hut
315 US Route 1, Kittery, 207-439-4233
111 Cumberland Ave., Portland, 207-536-7608
Fresh seafood since 1956.
Cook’s Lobster & Ale House
Garrison Cove Rd., Bailey Island
Where all great things come together for one.
DiMillo’s Restaurant & Lounge
25 Long Wharf (for GPS use 154 Commercial St.), Portland
New England’s one-of-a-kind restaurant.
Harraseeket Lunch & Lobster
36 Main St., South Freeport
Family owned and operated business serving Maine seafood on the working waterfront.
5 Portland Pier, Portland
Fresh seafood straight from the oceans of Maine.
207 Pine Point Rd., Scarborough
Famous for seafood since 1927!
Porthole Restaurant & Pub
20 Custom House Wharf, Portland
The way Portland does summer!
Portland Lobster Co.
180 Commercial St., Portland
Committed to serving the freshest Maine seafood.
Shaw’s Lobster Wharf
129 State Route 32, New Harbor
This is Maine Coast at its best, and we’re proud of it.