Young’s is huge waterside barn with seating for 500 and tanks that hold literally tens of thousands of live lobsters, mostly for the wholesale trade. Docking is available for those who arrive by boat.
Many people come equipped for a picnic, bringing just about everything except the lobster. Some even bring tablecloths, utensils, and plates (Young’s serves everything on cardboard and in Styrofoam). Steamed with Penobscot Bay saltwater to a point of perfect plumpness, served with a heap of steamer clams, and eaten off of picnic tables with a view of Belfast Harbor, this is one of Maine’s top lobsters.
The staff will pre-crack the shell for those feeling weak, or it is possible to avoid all effort by ordering a lobster roll on a round bun, lobster stew, crab, haddock, grilled scallops, or fried clams.