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yestravel Jul 10th, 2007 01:34 PM

Lobster, Lobster & more Lobster
Did a quick trip to Maine and wanted to share some of the places where we enjoyed lobster.
Best of all – Waterman’s (off of Route 73) in S. Thomaston. We had a great lobster and lobster roll. The raspberry pie was to die for.
2nd - Reds in Wiscassett – Always love their lobster rolls. I know many think they are over rated these days, but every year I think they have one of the best lobster rolls around
3rd – tie between Five Island Lobster and Kelly’s which is a trailer on Five Island. Their lobster roll was equal to Five Island’s and a few bucks cheaper. They also had a great crab roll.
4th - Holbrooks in Cundy Point. We were headed to Morse's in Harpswell and happen to stop at a wine store where we found out Morse is not open this year. Instead they are operating Holbrooks.
5th – Lobster Shack on Cape Elizabeth outside of Portland
6th– Lobster Co in Portland
And not worth a trip – Sarah’s of Wiscasset just opened in Georgetown. Definitely not a traditional lobster roll…tons of mayonnaise, celery, mostly very finely chopped meat from the fin and worst of all on a hoagie or submarine roll not even toasted.
Certainly not in the same category of the places above, was a braised lobster at Fore Street in Portland.
Also if you’re in the Five Island area and appreciate a good old fashioned bakery, check out Mane Street on route 127—fabulous!

dfrostnh Jul 11th, 2007 03:36 AM

Sounds exactly like our kind of trip to Maine but I would have gotten rhubarb pie at Waterman's. We'll have to check out Holbrooks. Liked the Harpswell area very much but we had lobster rolls at Estes.

Waldo Jul 11th, 2007 12:32 PM

I remember a few years ago, the inmates at a prison in Maine had a mini riot because they were tired of eating lobster all the time. Imagine?

Chilepepper Jul 11th, 2007 12:57 PM

Best Lobster: Mabel's Lobster Claw in Kennebunkport -- Lobster Thermidore

yestravel Jul 11th, 2007 03:31 PM

dfrostnh, we've spent time in Harpswell before and love it. Always looking for a nice place to stay in that area.
waldo, No I cant imagine. I could eat lobster forever it seems. I bet it was many years ago that they served lobster in the Prisons, given its current price. Lobster rolls were around $15..not cheap

sunbum1944 Jul 11th, 2007 03:36 PM

I have a friend who grew up on Cape Breton Island. She says that they were so poor that they had to take lobster sandwiches to school - because thats all they had and the fishermen just hauled home sacks of them

wouldnt that be a terrible way to grow up?

parisonmymind2 Jul 11th, 2007 04:14 PM

I'm so jealous! I LOVE lobster and have recently developed an allergy to shellfish. I guess I'll just have to read about your experiences.

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