These 11 Restaurants Serve The Best Lobster Rolls In Maine
There are few states that do anything better than Maine does a lobster roll. But that’s not especially surprising given that lobster is a $300 million per year industry in the state. Maine’s restaurants, from upscale brick-and-mortar establishments to small seaside shacks, have perfected the art of the lobster roll. We searched high and low (and ate a lotta lobster) to compile the following list of 11 restaurants where you can find the best lobster rolls in Maine.
How many of these Maine lobster rolls have you tried? And if you’re hungry for more, check out our review of this iconic Maine lobster shack and its classic take on the humble lobster roll.
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Where can I find the biggest Maine lobster rolls?
The honor of "biggest lobster rolls in Maine" belongs to Taste of Maine Restaurant. This local eatery is known for fresh, simple seafood dishes, like scallops and thick-cut potato wedges. And, you know, the largest lobster roll in Maine. This behemoth is three sizes larger than your standard lobster roll, filled with lobster, lettuce, and mayo. Despite a $60+ price tag, Taste of Maine Restaurant's epic lobster is one of the most popular items on the menu.
What are some must-visit, hole-in-the-wall restaurants in Maine?
Maine is full of unique, hole-in-the-wall restaurants. The Brunswick Diner is a local favorite: it's an iconic red-and-white diner with a cozy, vintage dining-car interior serves up classic comfort food. This tiny, beloved spot has been around since 1946, and boasts menu options like the "James Dean" and "Little Richard" throwbacks. The must-visit restaurant is classic Maine - rustic, cozy, and totally unique.
Which lobster shacks in Maine are open year-round?
Maine is a state known for its harsh winters -- and, as a result, several of its lobster shacks aren't open year-round. The eponymous Maine Diner is known for serving delicious lobster, any time of the year. In addition to the Maine Diner’s famed seafood chowder, they make an excellent Maine lobster roll that’s served that’s definitely worth stopping in to try. The fresh-picked lobster meat is served chilled on a toasted, split-top hot dog bun and is accompanied with mayo or melted butter. Classic! For other delicious diners in Maine, check out some of our faves here.