Maine & New Hampshire Lobster Shacks

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Last updated 08/19/2017

Raw file: Lobster Joints.csv (10.72 KB)

Includes 123 locations in the following areas:

  • United States: CT, MA, ME, NH, RI

A listing of "recommended" places in Maine and NH to have Lobster, Lobster Rolls, Fried Clams without an exorbitant price. Most places are not fancy - casual !
Most are near the coast !
Many locations were originally in the MaineLobsterShack file which appears to be non-maintained !

Originally submitted by sbbjm. Maintained by MrKenFL from 4/6/2012.

Following the basis for MrKenFL's file, I have added some additional locations we discovered on recent trips to Downeast Maine. Some of these places are only open from late Spring to early Fall when those from away outnumber the locals and the demand is high. Lobster prices vary from season to season as the dock price can vary as well as the catch.

Many will argue that the best places are literally shacks, most often on a wharf with the option of covered picnic tables when the weather is inclement. There are also roadside stands that offer limited outside seating and cater mostly to the the to-go folks. There are also more traditional restaurants that offer a lobster dinner that is not above the budget.

A typical dinner is served on a plastic tray and contains a freshly boiled whole lobster, an ear of corn and a baked potato along with a small cup of melted butter, nut crackers and a pick and lastly a stack of napkins and a bib. A paper place mat or wall chart describes how to eat a lobster. Some locations offer Lazy Lobster, served with the shell removed, but for a premium of course. Some offer Twins, a pair of ~ 1Lb lobsters. Others offer a discount on a pair that each are missing a claw. Lobster rolls are easier to eat and range from spectacular to so-so. The recipe varies by location. Some serve only lobster meat on a toasted bun with a side of melted butter. Some mix mayo in with the meat, others add celery, etc. which is technically a lobster salad roll.

As always, additions and corrections are welcome.

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Change History

  • TXRVer - Aug 19, 2017
    Added a few more newly found locations

  • TXRVer - Oct 1, 2016
    Added a couple more places found near Ogunquit on a recent trip

  • charlesd45 - Jun 23, 2016
    48 BMP x2

  • TXRVer - Jun 17, 2016
    Added Footbridge Lobster in Ogunquit

  • charlesd45 - Feb 1, 2016

  • TXRVer - Jan 31, 2016
    Submitted updated file

  • JM - Jan 29, 2016
    changed maintainer from MrKenFL to TXRVer

  • MrKenFL - Apr 11, 2012
    Added 6 more locations - inputs from users !

  • MrKenFL - Apr 6, 2012
    updated the file and expanded to include New Hampshire

  • JM - Apr 6, 2012
    changed maintainer from sbbjm to MrKenFL