Fodor's Expert Review Abel's Lobster

$$$ Northeast Harbor Dessert Fodor's Choice

Located on a nub jutting into Somes Sound a few miles from Northeast Harbor, this place hums on summer nights as adults grab a drink from the outside bar, kids and dogs romp, and folks angle to watch lobsters cook in an open-air kitchen before eating at tables about the sloping lawn; the window-lined mid-century wood-walled dining room has views from every table. There are separate menus for each dining space though there is some overlap including the wood-fired boiled lobster, a lobster roll, fried clams, and the 9-ounce house burger. Mussels steamed with mushrooms, herbs, and cream and served with housemade focaccia bread are a delightful dinner-only appetizer.

Dessert Dinner Family Fodor's Choice Lunch Seafood $$$

Quick Facts

13 Abels Lane
Somesville, Maine  USA


Known For:
  • Outside bar-type table curves above the shore
  • Largely locally sourced menu
  • House-made cornbread
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed mid-Oct.-mid-May and Sun. and Mon. from mid-May–mid-Oct.

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