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  • Lobster
    store lobsters in tank w/ bay-pumped water
4.5 out of 5
166 ratings
#97 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); located on the wharf at Five Islands, known as the "prettiest harbor in Maine" and one of the most picturesque spots anywhere on the coast
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Miyake: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
MiyakeSee Miyake Video ($$$)
(365 ratings)

468 Fore St Map It!
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 871-9170
restaurantmiyake.com
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "In a Bowl"
  • Mushroom Miso Soup
4.5 out of 5
365 ratings
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Young's Lobster Shore Pound Wharf: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Young's Lobster Shore Pound WharfSee Young's Lobster Shore Pound Wharf Video ($$)
(313 ratings)

4 Mitchell St Map It!
Belfast, ME 04915
(207) 338-1160
  • Shore Dinner
    lobster stew, steamers (clams), lobster, corn
4.5 out of 5
313 ratings
you get to pick lobster from tank; sit at picnic tables by water
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A1 Diner: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
A1 Diner ($$)
(112 ratings)

3 Bridge St Map It!
Gardiner, ME 04345
(207) 582-4804
www.a1diner.com
  • Greek Stuffed Flank Steak Roulade
    flank steak roll stuffed w/ spinach, roasted red pepper, marinated artichoke hearts, feta cheese, garlic; served as a special on certain days
  • Mojito Glazed Duck
    pan-seared and oven-finished duck; topped w/ mojito glaze (boiled-down rum, brown sugar, mint); looks good
  • Chicken Pot Pie
  • Corned Beef Hash
    looks good
4.0 out of 5
112 ratings
1946-built boxcar diner on stilts 30 ft. in air
5
Academe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
AcademeSee Academe Video ($$)
(42 ratings)

45 Main St Map It!
Kennebunk, ME 04043
(207) 985-3351
www.thekennebunkinn.com
  • Lobster Pot Pie
    poached lobster including tail, knuckle and claw meat, peas, corn, potatoes and hand-rolled puff pastry; looks good
4.0 out of 5
42 ratings
at The Kennebunk Inn; brasserie-style restaurant featuring fabulous food and friendly, informal service
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As Seen On:
Food Wars, Episode: "Maine: Lobster Rolls"
  • Lobster Roll
    lobster shreads mixed w/ mayo on a New England-style hot dog bun; use only claw and knuckle lobster meat (no tail); lobster meat from hard-shell lobsters; looks good
4.0 out of 5
503 ratings
Food War: Alisson's vs. Clam Shack... Clam Shack won (2-votes-to-1); est. in 1973
7
Becky's Diner: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Becky's DinerSee Becky's Diner Video ($$)
(670 ratings)

390 Commercial St Map It!
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 773-7070
www.beckysdiner.com
  • Baked Stuffed Lobster
    lobster stuffed w/ scallops, shrimp, haddock, crab stuffing
  • Blueberry Pancakes
  • Turkey Dinner
    served all year round; roast turkey w/ sausage stuffing, cranberry sauce & turkey gravy
4.0 out of 5
670 ratings
family-run restaurant; written up in Gourmet Magazine, Esquire & others; Other Recipes: Sausage Stuffing
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Bob's Clam Hut: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Bob's Clam HutSee Bob's Clam Hut Video ($$)
(719 ratings)

315 Us Rte 1 Map It!
Kittery, ME 03904
(207) 439-4233
www.bobsclamhut.com
  • Fried Clams
    choice of Bob's original or Lillian's (Lillian's is soaked in buttermilk mixture first); Guy liked Bob's better; Hunter (Guy's son) liked Lillian's; both look good
  • Lobster Stew
    looks good
4.0 out of 5
719 ratings
opened in 1956; clam shack by a waterway
9
Brass Compass Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Brass Compass CafeSee Brass Compass Cafe Video ($$)
(121 ratings)

305 Main St Map It!
Rockland, ME 04841
(207) 596-5960
  • Lobster Club Sandwich
    triple-decker lobster club sandwich w/ smoked bacon & homemade bread; crowned "The King of Clubs" by The New York Times; looks good
4.0 out of 5
121 ratings
Throwdown: Bobby Flay lost [recipe]; chef-owner Lynn Archer grew up catching lobsters (she knows her stuff)
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Clam Shack: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Clam ShackSee Clam Shack Video ($$)
(510 ratings)

2 Western Ave Map It!
Kennebunk, ME 04043
(207) 967-3321
As Seen On:
Food Wars, Episode: "Maine: Lobster Rolls"
  • Lobster Roll
    lobster chunks topped w/ melted butter on a round bun...mayo on bun is optional; use entire lobster (tail, claws and knuckles) to make sandwich; lobster meat from soft-shell lobsters; looks good
4.0 out of 5
510 ratings
Food War: Alisson's vs. Clam Shack... Clam Shack won (2-votes-to-1); opened in 1968; lobsters are kept in salt water piped-in from the Kennebunkport River prior to cooking; long lines
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Maine Diner: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Maine Diner ($$)
(699 ratings)

2265 Post Rd Map It!
Wells, ME 04090
(207) 646-4441
www.mainediner.com
  • Codfish Cakes
    mashed potato & salt cod; formed into a patty, breaded & deep fried
  • Lobster Pie
    signature dish; "stuffed lobster w/o the shell"; "if you come to this place and don't try this one, you're missing out"-Guy Fieri
  • Seafood Chowder
    lobsters, clams, scallops, shrimps cooked in the same broth to create deep seafood flavor; looks good
4.0 out of 5
699 ratings
1950s landmark; in 1983, 2 guys who used to eat there as kids quit their jobs, purchased the diner to keep the tradition going; New England comfort food; Readers Choice Award: Favorite Diner in New England (Yankee Magazine-2011)
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Two Fat Cats: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Two Fat CatsSee Two Fat Cats Video ($)
(249 ratings)

47 India St Map It!
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 347-5144
www.twofatcatsbakery.com
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Cake Walk"
  • Whoopie Pie
4.0 out of 5
249 ratings
13
Lobster Shack: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Lobster ShackSee Lobster Shack Video ($$)
(591 ratings)

225 Two Lights Rd Map It!
Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107
(207) 799-1677
As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "Portland (Maine)"
  • Lobster
    steamed
  • Lobster Roll
    top seller; New England-styled bun stuffed w/ cold lobster meat, mayo, sliced pickle and paprika; approx 1 entire lobster goes into lobster roll
3.5 out of 5
591 ratings
opened in 1969; local favorite; long lines; outdoor picnic tables w/ seaside view
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Nosh Kitchen Bar: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Nosh Kitchen Bar ($$)
(469 ratings)

551 Congress St Map It!
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 553-2227
www.noshkitchenbar.com
As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "Portland (Maine)"
  • Apocalypse Now Burger
    4 cheese-and-burger patties, crispy pork belly, bacon, foie gras, house mayo, Cherry jam on a brioche bun; looks good
  • Bacon-Dusted Fries
3.5 out of 5
469 ratings
"pork paradise"
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Porthole Restaurant: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Porthole RestaurantSee Porthole Restaurant Video ($$)
(360 ratings)

20 Custom House Wharf Map It!
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 773-4653
www.portholemaine.com
  • Corned Beef Hash
    beef brisket hash; served w/ 2 eggs
  • Fried Ginger Squid (Calamari)
    fresh squid (calamari) tossed in ginger flour and served w/ lemon aioli; looks good
  • Lobsta Sandwich
    fresh picked Maine lobster meat, aioli, lettuce served in homemade buttered brioche bread; looks good
3.5 out of 5
360 ratings
est. 1929; waterfront landmark located on Casco Bay; "where locals hang out and listen to the undeniable sounds of Maine and smell the great sea air on our large waterfront dock" (from its website)
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  • Zesty Lemon Lobster Roll
    1/3-lb fresh lobster, light mayo, lemon-pepper on grilled New England-style hotdog bun; offered seasonally; winner of Best Sandwich (New England); looks good
3.0 out of 5
98 ratings
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  • Lobster Mac & Cheese
    award-winning; shipped in a 2.5-pound baking pan; creamy mascarpone-cheddar sauce w/ sweet chunks of Maine lobster, all topped w/ a crunchy mix of panko bread crumbs, herbed butter, lemon zest & parmesan cheese; "cashmere-quality comfort food"-New York Times; looks good
3.0 out of 5
20 ratings
Throwdown: Bobby Flay lost [recipe]; started in 2000; mail-order specialty food company (not a restaurant) selling to Dean & Deluca, Saks Fifth Avenue & Williams Sonoma; multiple awards including Gold & Silver awards from the National Association for Specialty Food Trade (NASFT)
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Tradewinds Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Tradewinds Cafe [CLOSED]
(5 ratings)

1697 Portland Rd Map It!
Arundel, ME 04046
(207) 985-3701
As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "Portland (Maine)"
  • Wild Manimal Challenge
    challenge: 8-stacked cheeseburger ("Ochoburger"), 2 grilled hot dogs topped w/ coleslaw, side of fries, soda & "Mother Futcher" milkshake (butter pecan ice cream with a piece of homemade coffee cake blended in) in 20 min; Adam won
3.0 out of 5
5 ratings
[CLOSED]
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Cranberry Island Kitchen: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Cranberry Island Kitchen [CLOSED]See Cranberry Island Kitchen Video ($$)
(3 ratings)

174 Main St Map It!
Freeport, ME 04032
(207) 869-4090
  • Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
    moist pumpkin cakes loaded w/ pumpkin & fall spices; choice of 4 filling flavors...they used Maple cream cheese (made w/ pure Maine maple syrup & maple sugar) for the Throwdown competition
1.0 out of 5
3 ratings
[CLOSED]; Throwdown: Bobby Flay lost [recipe]
Maine   (19 restaurants)