Last Updated March 26, 2019 3/26/2019

7 Best Ways to Enjoy Lobster in Maine

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Lobster is an essential part of Maine—a multitude of quirky foods, awesome exhibits and fun festivals celebrate the beloved crustacean. Lobster isn’t just a food in the Northeast, it’s a part of the culture.

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Savor the Lobster Pot Pie

Savor the Lobster Pot Pie

Academe Maine Brasserie and Tavern at The Kennebunk Inn has been featured through major news outlets, including Oprah, because they have the ultimate lobster comfort dish—Lobster Pot Pie. A delicate, smooth stock immerses a variation of fresh veggies and, of course, lobster meat. A flakey, thick puff pastry is gently placed on top; chicken pot pie will never be good enough after tasting this dish.

Go on a Lulu Lobster Boat Ride

Go on a Lulu Lobster Boat Ride

Want to know exactly how lobstering is done? You can hop onboard Lulu, a lobster boat in Bar Harbor, to take a short tour that will offer picturesque lighthouse sightings, and lots of info about lobsters. Traps will be pulled up, and if there’s a catch, the guides will let you see it up close.

Visit Lucky Catch in Portland

Visit Lucky Catch in Portland

If you want to actually feel like a real lobsterman, take a tour with Lucky Catch in Portland. Not only will you learn about, and participate in the process, the day’s catch can be cooked up at a nearby Portland restaurant. Now that’s a complete Maine experience.

Sample Lobster Ice Cream
Lobster Ice Cream Bar Harbor

Sample Lobster Ice Cream

Ben and Bills Chocolate Emporium may offer the most unusual way to eat lobster—via icecream! That’s right, they’ve created a buttery ice cream base and have tossed in real lobster meat. It’s interesting, to say the least, but this crazy cream has developed a devoted following. People love the stuff!

Discover the Maine Lobster Festival
Maine Lobster Festival Crate Race

Discover the Maine Lobster Festival

August is a time to celebrate the culture and flavors of Maine’s lovable lobster—the Maine Lobster Festival takes place in Rockland. Tons of food, a huge parade and a crate race across the water make for one heck of a time.

Experience Winter Harbor Lobster Festival
Lobster Dinner in Maine

Experience Winter Harbor Lobster Festival

Winter Harbor, a quaint lobstering town, also puts on an August festival—this one lasts a single day. In the morning, a huge blueberry pancake breakfast takes place, and is followed by boat races and a lobster dinner.

Start the day with a lobster omelet
Beckys Diner Portland Maine

Start the day with a lobster omelet

Lobster and eggs go together like peanut butter and jelly, so Becky’s Diner whips up a mean, home-style omelet with melted Swiss cheese and hunks of moist lobster. It leans on the high side of breakfast prices, around 20 bucks, but it’s beyond worth it.

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