The exquisite lobster roll
Spring is here and so is lobster roll season. Never heard of lobster roll season before? It’s strictly a Maine season. Kind of like shrimp season in Louisiana. Not like mud season, which is pretty prevalent across the northeast.
It’s the time of year when lobster shacks get opened up and aired out after what seems like a forever-long winter. Suddenly, there are lines of cars and people where lines of cars and people have not been seen since October. Yes, lobster roll season is upon us.
We know where quite a lot of great lobster shacks can be found along the coast. Just ask us next time you’re here!
I’ll leave you with this to get you started:
Monica & Rock’s Top Ten Lobster Shacks
You know you want lobster. Unless you’re allergic. In which case, skip this.
|Harraseeket Lunch and Lobster: On the town dock in South Freeport. Watch the sailboats, seals, osprey and more from the covered patio. NO CREDIT CARDS.||Day’s Lobster: Rt 1 South. On the Cousin’s River. Great blue herons, bald eagles and plenty of people watching.|
|Red’s Eats: Rt 1 North on the way to Boothbay. It’s that really long line by the bridge. Yes, it’s worth the stop!||Two Lights Lobster: Cape Elizabeth. Breathtaking views, hiking path, lighthouses along the way.|
|Shaw’s: New Harbor. Scenic harbor with lobster boats, landscape painters, harbor seals. Take Hardy Boat to see the puffins.||Muscongus Bay Lobster: Round Pond. 2 lobster joints across the parking lot from each other. Lots of picnic tables, right on the water.|
|5 Islands Lobster: Georgetown. Surrounded by water, islands and boats. Beautiful views.
|Estes Lobster: Harpswell. Dine on the patio, watch the lobster boats coming in with dinner.|
|Cook’s Lobster: Bailey Island. Views of the Cribstone Bridge. Take the Island Romance out for a noon-time cruise. Drive to Land’s End for fudge.||Trevett Country Store: Barter’s Island Rd. Small, out of the way store on the river. Relax outside, away from the hubbub. (Near Botanical Gardens.)|
There are so many more places we haven’t tried yet. Go out exploring; bring back tales of lobster found far and wide. Enjoy!