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2020 has been a challenging year for local restaurants. They are forced to be creative with seating, food presentation, employment and economics. Some restaurants had to close, and some new food options came to being. One thing that has remained consistent in the Camden Maine restaurants is the excellent selection of lobster dishes. People come from all over to have a Maine lobster. Some favorite lobster dishes are the lazy man lobster, lobster ravioli, a lobster roll or a traditional steamed lobster dinner. Whatever you choose, we can guarantee – it will be wicked fresh! The lobstermen fish Penobscot Bay and bring it right to the Camden, Rockport and Rockland docks to sell. We are proud that many of our favorite Mid-Coast restaurants have survived the extreme social and economic conditions. If you are coming to the area anytime soon, here is a list of the best lobster restaurants in Camden Maine and Mid-Coast Maine. Sit back and plan your personal Maine Lobster Fest. Choose from family friendly, traditional Lobster Pound, Romantic dinner or Seaside Fun restaurant style.
The Waterfront Restaurant – Camden
Located on Bayview Street in downtown Camden Maine, this family friendly restaurant has moved all its seating outside on their large deck. There are fantastic views of Curtis Island and visiting yachts. The Waterfront Restaurant has a plethora of lobster dishes, lobster roll, lobster cobb salad, lazyman lobster, boiled lobster and lobster stew. In addition to great lobster choices, many enjoy the happy hour between 2:30 – 4:30. Come for the drinks, stay for the lobster!
ENJOY LUNCH & DINNER ON THE HARBOR WITH THE BEST VIEW IN CAMDEN
Open 7 days a week
Harbor Grill (light fare & drinks) 2:30-4:30
Dinner Only 5-close
Order Take-Out from 11:30 – 4:30
Peter Ott’s – Camden
Peter Ott’s has a great seaside location. The Appledore and other schooners park right outside this restaurant. Like the Waterfront Restaurant, Peter Ott’s has wonderful views and lobster choices. Lobster corn chowder, lobster blt, lobster roll, steamed lobster, lobster quesadilla and lobster fettuccini alfredo.
We are currently offering outdoor dining, take-out and curbside pick-up
To order by phone call 207.236.4032 or order online!
We are not accepting reservations at this time. Dining on the deck is first come, first served. Masks are required before entry. Thank you for understanding. See you soon!
Graffam’s Fish Market – Rockport
Want a quick grab and go option to take to the harbor? Graffam’s Lobster shack is the way to go. Located in Rockport, not far from Camden, is this fun – off the beaten path shack. We suggest getting a lobster roll and heading to nearby Rockport Harbor to enjoy your meal. The nearby harbor is ideal to watch lobster and fishing boats come and go. Rockport Harbor is not as crowded as Camden Harbor and has convenient public bathrooms. Want to ship lobster to friends back home? Graffam’s has been around since 1946 and is an expert in navigating lobster shipments. So whether you want to ship 1 lobster or 30, Graffam’s can do it.
Mcloons Restaurant – Spruce Head Island
Want the real lobster pound experience? Mcloon’s is nearby and authentic and as fresh as it gets. The lobsters are stored right over the edge of the patio. Lots of outside tables and fantastic views. Located on Spruce Head Island, this shack is near Marshal Point Lighthouse and Waterman’s Beach Brewery. Like Graffam’s – McLoon’s is a great resource for shipping lobsters.
Opening for the season May 23rd.
Open 11:30-7, closed Wednesdays
Overnight shipping available year-round.
315 Island Road
Spruce Head Island, Maine
Lobster Pound – Lincolnville
The Lobster Pound Restaurant in Lincolnville Beach is not a traditional Lobster Pound, but it is a fun family friendly lobster restaurant. The Lobster Pound is home to the lobster Pound Feast, which includes Lobster, steamers, mussels, potatoes and corn! They also have great lobster stew and lobster claws. The restaurants location, right on Lincolnville Beach makes it ideal for seaside fun. Relax in the sun, then retreat to the restaurant for a delicious seafood meal.
Open everyday 12pm-8:00pm.
For a little more romantic dinner, chose Fresh and Co. Restaurant in downtown Camden Maine. The sophisticated ambiance of Fresh is a cozy place to enjoy your lobster ravioli dinner. The menu is more of a global cuisine. You might want to try their Brazilian stew with Maine lobster!
Sept 1st, Tuesday – Saturday.
Dinner service, 5pm, dine-in, curbside, to go, limited outdoor dining.
RESERVATIONS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED.
Lobster Ice Cream?
When you had you fill of authentic Maine Lobster, leave room for some Lobster Tracks ice cream at Riverducks ice cream stand in downtown Camden Maine. Although there is no real lobster in the ice cream, you will not be disappointed. Enjoy vanilla ice cream, lobster colored chocolate cups filled with caramel, swirled with a unique éclair crunch! Riverducks Ice Cream stand is right over the Riverhouse footbridge!
Best Place to Stay when having lots of Maine Lobster!
The Riverhouse Hotel and Inn are centrally located to all the above Lobster Restaurants. It is also near the harbor, shops and hiking trails. Want to add a Lobster Boat tour to your private Lobster Festival Vacation? Try Camden Harbor Cruises. At the end of the day come back to the Camden Riverhouse and relax by the real wood fire pit and enjoy complimentary s’mores. Book your Camden Maine Lobster Vacation NOW.
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