Memorable | One of the Best
Review by: Jane & Michael Stern
There is no table anywhere with as dramatic a view for lobster-eating as the bare wooden picnic benches at the Lobster Shack. They are at the water’s edge, on a flat patch of sandy land between the take-out counter and huge rocks where the ocean splashes in, framed by a pair of lighthouses at the entrance to Casco Bay. When the sea is rough and wind is gusting, a fog horn sounds nearby and a fine mist of salty air blows across your meal, causing hot lobster meat to exude puffs of aromatic steam as you crack claws, vent the tail, and unhinge the back.
Beyond very good whole lobsters, the menu includes some pretty fair fried clams and onion rings, a lovely lobster roll dolloped with a dab of mayonnaise, lobster stew, and clam cakes. For dessert there are Yankee puddings and pies and the unique Downeast chocolate-crème sandwich known as a whoopee pie (but here spelled whoopy pie).
Indoor seating is available, but as far as we’re concerned there is no point in coming to the Lobster Shack unless you plan to eat outdoors.
Directions & Hours
|Seasons||Summer, Fall, Spring|
|Meals Served||Lunch, Dinner|
|Credit Cards Accepted||Yes|