Restaurants in Cape Elizabeth, ME

Just south of Portland, Cape Elizabeth offers the scenic backdrop you want for eating lobsters. The Lobster Shack in particular is outfitted with an array of picnic tables at water’s edge framed by the twin lighthouses of Casco Bay. In the evening on a summer night, the breeze blows in from the sea and spreads a fine, barely salty mist over dinner: the most delicious seasoning on earth. Nearby at unbearably scenic Kettle Cove is the Kettle Cove Creamery & Cafe, where lobster rolls are divine and the ice cream parlor around back offers such Maine flavors as blueberry pie ice cream and Grape-Nuts ice cream. If you are traveling around Cape Elizabeth, keep an eye out for a food truck called Bite Into Maine. It serves both kinds of lobster roll: with mayonnaise or with melted butter.

Cape Elizabeth’s Most Famous Dishes

Picked lobster meat is piled high in a long bun that has been butter-grilled on its sides ... Maine lobster roll

Lobster Roll

Big soft chocolate cookies sandwich creamy white filling

Whoopie Pie

On a sunny picnic table, fried clams are piled high in a red-checked cardboard boat.

Fried Clams

A soda fountain glass holds chunky pudding veined with Grape-Nuts cereal.

Grape Nuts Pudding

Cape Elizabeth’s Best Restaurants

Lobster Shack


Bite Into Maine


Grilled split-top bun overflows with lobster meat ... Maine lobster roll
Kettle Cove Creamery & Cafe | Maine Lobster Roll


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Picnic table holds a plastic cup with a balance of lemonade and ice tea ... Maine lobster roll

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Lobster roll on a round bun

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