There's plenty of amazing food in Maine, but we all know there's one item going to dominate every meal you eat: Lobster. Don't worry about being polite, it's time to grab the butter, dig in, and stuff your face at the best Lobster shacks in Maine. Let's eat!
According to the locals, the lobster at Five Islands is some of the best in the state thanks to the cool temperatures and the depth of the water. There's no indoor seating, but that's okay, because you're going to want to take in the amazing 360-degree view of the nearby islands while chowing down on so much lobster, sweet-corn, and crab that you won't be able to see straight.
Yeah, sure there's a bit of a line, but for $15 a lobster you've got nothing to complain about! The lobster at Roy Moore is so fresh that there's a very good chance you'll meet them before they get cooked. If you're a bit squeamish, the stuffed clams are also highly recommended, and the insanely friendly staff are some of the best in the business.
Chauncey's has been feeding the Mainers since 1948, and has consistently been impressing the hordes of hungry who come flooding the pier looking for some lobster-y goodness. Returning costumers know Chauncey's is a BYOB joint, so don't leave your beer at home.
Locals recommend the steamed mussels and the fresh boiled lobster with a bottle of your favorite wine. With a view you can't beat, you'll have one of the most memorable Maine dinners in history.
The first thing you're going to want to try at Shaw's is the lobster roll, it's so notoriously good that they sold 10,000 of those delicious little suckers in 2013 alone. The warfside bar is always packed to the brim with local fishermen, and has a reputation for smelling at bit, well… smelly. But that won't matter once you taste lobster so fresh it was probably caught an hour before it was cooked.
You'll have your choice of steamed mussels, crab-cake sandwiches, sweat potato fries, rolls, clams, fried scallops, and that's just the tip of the iceberg.
5. Red's Eats
Red's is everything you'd expect from a roadside street-meat hut on the side of the highway. Amazingly delicious, portable lobster drenched in butter, sitting atop a bun. There's nothing neat and tidy about the signature Red's lobster bun, you're going to have to eat it with your fingers or risk wearing it, so get your hands dirty.
The lines are long and you'll probably have to wait for an hour to get your food, but its absolutely worth it. You can absolutely believe the hype.