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Maine LobsterSeafood lovers cannot say that they truly have visited Maine until they experience the taste of a Maine Lobster. Maine lobster sometimes referred to as the King of Seafood, has a distinctive flavor that’s both mild and slightly sweet – it’s no wonder lobster is found on the menu of most Maine restaurants. Maine lobster, harvested from the icy clear waters of the Atlantic Ocean, is so impressive; it can turn any event into a celebration. Maine coastal waters are some of the purest and pristine in the world. The combination of rocky coast and strong wave action help keep this purification process in check, it’s one reason why lobsters from Maine are the sweetestAsk us about Maine lobster or share comments. To feature your business, contact us.

Maine Lobster

kennebunk inn
The Kennebunk Inn, 45 Main Street, Kennebunk, ME 04043 | 207-985-3351
If you are searching for an historic inn with affordable class and fabulous food in southern coastal Maine - The Kennebunk Inn is the place. Beautiful beaches, nature preserves, museums, galleries, antique shops, and more. We look forward to sharing our special place in the land of the pointed firs.
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Maine Diner Wells Maine
Maine Diner, 2265 Post Road (US Route 1),Wells, ME 04090 | 207-646-4441
Featured on "The Today Show", Phantom Gourmet, Guy Fieri's "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" and others. Maine blueberry pancakes, pies, lunch and dinner specials and more. World Famous Food Like Grandma Used To Make. Try Maine Diner's famous Lobster Pie, Seafood Chowder, Codfish Cakes. Breakfast anytime. Remember the Maine Gift Shoppe, Maine Products. Open Daily at 7AM..
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Beachmere Inn Ogunquit Maine
Beachmere Inn, 62 Beachmere Place, Ogunquit, ME 03907 | 207-646-2021
Ocean front accommodations in the heart of Ogunquit on the Marginal Way with breathtaking ocean views. Luxury suites and unique rooms, fireplaces, kitchenettes, private balconies or patios. Enjoy an on-site spa, exercise room and hot tub. Reception rooms for weddings, meetings and events. Beachmere Inn is a leader in guest services, event coordination and hospitality. A stunning location perfect for weddings, elopements, vow renewals, rehearsal dinners, bridal showers and even bachelor - bachelorette weekend getaways. Open year round. Walk to everything in town or enjoy drinks from our ocean view Blue Bistro.
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Blazes Burgers Westbrook Maine
Blazes Burgers, 652 Main Street, Westbrook, ME 04029 | 207-591-0331
A locally owned Restaurant that serves FRESH Burgers, Clam Cakes, Chicken, Sloppy Joes and more with your choice of Hand Cut French Fries, Tater Tots, or many other delicious options. The Beyond Burger works for our Vegetarian/Vegan friends and we have a great children's menu! Try a signature selection today and see what everyone is talking about. View menue and order online.
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When Pigs Fly Pizzeria
When Pigs Fly Pizzeria, 460 U.S. Route 1 Kittery, Maine 03904 | Restaurant: 207-438-7036 Bread Store: 207-439-3114
Enjoy our large selection of wood-fired pizzas, appetizer plates, craft beers and draft wines. The pizzas are Neapolitan style, handcrafted from all natural ingredients. Our wood-fired ovens give the crust a chewy, smoky flavor. All ingredients are the freshest including mozzarella, which is made fresh daily. This location is also home to the When Pigs Fly Company Store, which offers all of the classic and artisan breads, and other products available from When Pigs Fly.
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Billy's Chowder House
Billy's Chowder House, 216 Mile Road, Wells, ME 04090 | 1-207-646-7558
Dine-In, or Take-Out. Billy's Chowder House is a casual seafood restaurant serving ocean-fresh Maine seafood, great chowder, haddock, and lobster rolls. Established in 1979, Billy's is one of the oldest waterfront restaurants in Wells, Maine. Located in the middle of the Rachel Carson Wildlife Preserve on Mile road, which connects Rt.1 to Wells Beach. Open 7 days a week.
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Warren's Lobster House
Warren's Lobster House, 11 Water Street / U.S. Route 1, Kittery, Maine 03904 | 207-439-1630
Warren's is a "destination restaurant" known far and wide. All entrees on our extensive menu include the "Seacoasts Finest Salad Bar" featuring over sixty items. Warren's offers the areas largest selection of lobster entrees along with great seafood, steak and chicken specialties served in a comfortable and casual family atmosphere. Free valet parking service is provided "in season".
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Robertos - Ogunquit
Roberto's, 200 Shore Road, Ogunquit, Maine 03907 | 207-646-8130
Roberto's is committed to making every dish memorable and that feeds not only the body, but feeds the spirit as well. Delicious hardy portions that are truly crave worthy. An extensive menu of all your favorite Italian dishes cooked authentically to give you that real taste of Italy.
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Fisherman's Catch Restaurant
Fisherman's Catch Restaurant, 134 Harbor Road, Wells, ME 04090 | 207.646.8780
Fisherman's Catch Restaurant has been serving fresh Maine seafood, off the beaten path, for more than 35 years. We truly appreciate the locals making our little rustic spot in Wells Harbor their destination. Off the Beaten Path, Keeping It Rustic Since 1982. Lunch and Dinner - May to Mid October. Dine Out, Dine In. A Maine Summertime Classic.
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Ogunquit Lobster Pound Restaurant
Ogunquit Lobster Pound Restaurant, 504 Main Street, U.S. Route 1, Ogunquit, Maine 03907 | 207-646-2516
Established in 1931 the Ogunquit Lobster Pound has been proudly serving the best Maine lobster for generations. Choose your own live lobster to be boiled in seawater in the traditional Maine fashion or try one of the many offerings from our full menu. Open for Dinner every day at 5pm. We do not accept reservations.
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Jonathan's
Jonathan's OGT, 92 Bourne Lane, Ogunquit, Maine 03907 | 207-646-4777
Serving upscale New England cuisine, Jonathan's Ogunquit, caters to those diners looking for fresh seafood, classic European dishes, grilled steaks and more. Diners prefer Jonathan's for a romantic date night, to celebrate a special birthday or enjoy an evening of farm to table gastronomy before a show. Jonathan's offers dining, events, and concerts. Featuring local food products wherever possible and focuses on serving fresh, New England products. Jonathan's slogan has always been to #eatwell.
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Loco Coco's Tacos, 36 Walker Street, Kittery, ME 03904 | 207-438-9322
Creative, unique, and freshly made Mexican food housed in a restored building, a relaxed dining experience that offers something different to patrons and ensures you enjoy a memorable food experience every time. Mexican, Southwestern Cuisine, Special Diets, Vegetarian, Vegan / Gluten free options. Lunch, Dinner, Dine-In or Take-out, Catering.
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Did you know…. In colonial times, lobsters were considered “poverty food.” They were harvested from tidal pools and served to children, to prisoners, and to indentured servants, who exchanged their passage to America for seven years of service to their sponsors. In Massachusetts, some of the servants finally rebelled. They had it put into their contracts that they would not be forced to eat lobster more than three times a week!

Maine Seafood Specialities
Lobsters can go weeks to months without a meal, living off of and melting away their body fat and protein. This leads to a loss of flavor in lobsters that are not fresh out of the ocean. An adult female lobster will produce approximately 10,000 eggs when it is fertile. Each egg is the size of the head of a pin. As they grow, the eggs are held under the mother’s tail with a special glue-like substance. The female will carry her eggs for almost a year. Then the eggs are released as larvae. It has been estimated that less than 1% of the eggs will survive to grow into an adult.

Are lobsters good for me? You Bet! Lobsters aren’t just good – They’re good for you. Maine Lobster has less cholesterol, calories, and saturated fats than both chicken and turkey! Lobster packs a lot of protein – 18.8 grams per 3 1/2-ounce serving – and not much fat – less than 1 gram. A serving has 90 calories, 95 mg. of cholesterol, 253 mg. of sodium, and .2 grams of omega-3 fatty acid. Besides the greenish-brown colored lobsters, there are also rare blue, yellow, red, and white ones. Except for the white ones, they all turn red when cooked.
Until the early 1800’s, Maine lobster harvesting was done by gathering them by hand along the shoreline. Lobstering as a trap fishery came into existence in Maine around 1850. Today Maine is the largest lobster producing state in the nation. Though the number of lobstermen has increased dramatically, the amount of lobsters caught has remained relatively steady.

Lobsters grow by molting. This is the process in which they struggle out of their old shells while simultaneously absorbing water which expands their body size. This molting, or shell-shedding, occurs about 25 times in the first 5-7 years of life. Following this cycle, the lobster will weigh approximately one pound and reach the minimum legal size. A lobster at minimum legal size may then only molt once per year and increase about 15% in length and 40% in weight. No one has yet found a way to determine the exact age of a lobster. However, based on scientific knowledge of body size at age, the maximum age attained may approach 100 years. They can grow to be 3 feet or more in overall body length.

Maine Lobster Events
There are many lobster festivals throughout the year in Maine. Check our Maine Events section.

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