A Taste of Maine
Total mileage/Average drive time
116 miles, 1 hour, 33 minutes
With a vast Atlantic shore, Maine's Lobster Coast is the chief lobster fishing area in the United States. The Atlantic lobster is usually 2 feet in length, weighs 1 or more pounds and is extremely delicious steamed, baked or fried.
1. York Harbor - Starting Point
This quaint seaport town with its long sandy beaches is home to the Maine lobster. The best seafood in town, served in generous portions at reasonable prices, can be found at Lobster Cove Restaurant where you can enjoy oceanfront views year round in their casual, cozy dining rooms. The menu includes Atlantic Haddock, sea scallops, shrimp and an entire page dedicated to lobster, including lobster bisque, mac and cheese, baked stuffed lobster, lobster pie, steamed lobster, and lobster rolls that are sweet and tasty.
Want to stay in and eat? Visit the Maine Lobster Outlet for fresh seafood and freshly made seafood items to go. (Locals love the lobster rolls here.) You can also place an order for lobsters to be shipped to friends and family anywhere in the United States.
2. Kennebunkport - 23 miles, 37 minutes
Head north on I-95, stopping in Kennebunkport, a quaint town that can rock its lobster; and that lobster doesn't get any fresher than at Mabel's Lobster Claw, where they're taken from the pier across the street and delivered in time for dinner. In Mabel's homey, nostalgic interior you can order an array of lobster dishes which include her famous Lobster Savannah, Lobster Newburg, Lobster Fra Diavolo, bake stuffed lobster or steamed lobster.
3. Old Orchard Beach - 18 miles, 30 minutes
Take a cruise along the coastline before making a stop in Old Orchard Beach, for lobster from Saco Bay. For an inexpensive yet delicious lobster meal served in a charming, casual atmosphere, drop anchor at Bell Buoy Restaurant and enjoy steamed lobster, lobster stew or a lobster cocktail amidst their fun décor, or take advantage of their patio seating to people-watch. For a tranquil, romantic setting, weigh anchor at Joseph's By the Sea, providing quality, fine dining with amazing ocean views; opt for open air dining in the Surfside Garden Room, where the focus is on regional cuisine and locally caught seafood, including lobster sauté, steamed lobster, baked stuffed lobster, and beef and lobster. Out-of-the-box dishes like lobster potato pancake will make you want to return again and again. Savor amazing views of the Atlantic Ocean as you dine.
Wagon Wheel RV Resort
Old Orchard Beach, (888) 378-1851
Wild Acres RV Resort
Old Orchard Beach, (877) 251-7252
4. Boothbay Harbor - 75 miles, 1 hour, 28 minutes
Travel north on I-295 to Highway 1 and scenic BoothBay Harbor, to one of Maine's prettiest villages for relaxing waterfront dining on the bay at Kaler's Restaurant; locals love it and lobster is available baked, steamed or fried. Don't miss their lobster tour and fishing trip aboard a 36-foot lobster boat; they'll even cook up your catch when you return. Another great stop is The Lobster Dock, offering harbor views and the option of selecting your lobster from several hundred pounds they have delivered twice daily to their seawater tank on the dock. Casual, quaint dining inside, or select a table outside for you and your pet. Enjoy a pitcher of beer with your succulent crustacean as you watch the boats sail by. It's a great way to cap a Maine adventure.