Rising Tide Restaurant

Review by: Michael Stern

The view from the Rising Tide dining room is of lobstermen bringing in their catch. Located at the back of the Pine Point Fisherman’s Co-Op, it is a casual, only-in-Maine restaurant where lobster rules. “This is hard shell,” the waitress explains when she brings a big cooked one along with a net full of steamers, noting that normally at this time of year (July), the shells are softer and therefore the meat juicier. But colder-than-usual waters has delayed the shedding. Yes, these folks know their lobsters! And although the meat might not be as juicy, the knuckles, claws, and tail of the hard-shell one she proffers are succulent enough and radiant with sweet marine flavor.

Rising Tide’s lobster roll is a curious presentation: a pile of impeccable lobster meat sided by a grill-toasted bun accompanied by a ramekin of mayonnaise. It’s fork food more than a sandwich. A must eat! Another winner from this competent kitchen is lobster stew. Big hunks of meat wallow in a bowl full of warm buttered cream speckled with herbs.

The broad menu also includes fried shellfish of all kind, bouillabaisse, seafood salads, a few pasta dishes, and even burgers and steaks if there’s a fish frowner in the group. I’m not sure about any of these things; and when I come back, I will ignore them again in favor of superior lobster.

What To Eat

Lobster Roll

Lobster Stew

Lobster Dinner


Rising Tide Restaurant Recipes


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