It was amazing to see the infant lobsters at the Mount Desert Oceanarium (I agree with Cara – that name is very Futurama) but it is more amazing when you have one on your plate. I know the traditional “Red Lobster” sign lobster is what people think of when they hear lobster but there are a lot of great ways to enjoy the little guys that don’t require breaking a shell. While we were in main I ate lobster for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (not all on the same day). And no – I never wrestled one to get into the delicate meat.
On a side note – the application TV Food Maps [Android / iOS] was awesome. It helped us find two of the best places we ate. If you have a smartphone I would highly recommend it – especially when you are traveling in another area.
So the rundown of where I ate and what I ate. (Not to spoil anything but it was lobster.)
This is not one where I would have eaten if the app didn’t suggest it. The place was on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives and it was definitely the latter. Across the street from the Harbor Fish Market it didn’t look like a great place. Looks can be and frequently are deceiving. I had Lobster Benedict there for breakfast and it was great. A side of potatoes (regular and sweet) rounded out the plate and it was as good as it looked.
THE LOBSTER SHACK at TWO LIGHTS
A lobster roll is the second thing most people think of in the lobster food world and this place was on the TV Food app and really just looked like a place that would know what they were doing. The location isn’t easy to find but Google Maps lead the way and we found a pretty awesome meal at the end of the road. (Literally, this place is at the end of the road.)
POOR BOY’S GOURMET
Finally a dinner entree and a place that wasn’t on the TV Food app but should be. The last picture to the right is of the Lobster Saute “Freshly picked lobster meat over cracker crumbs, drenched in butter and oven-baked.” I had eaten this on my last trip to Maine (years ago) and told Cara that I wanted to find it. Unfortunately, I didn’t remember the name of the dish or the place I had eaten it – see why I have a blog? Fortunately for me, I found a restaurant that had the dish and it was just as good as I remembered it. Now that I have a blog if I ever go back to Maine I can just look it up and go back again.
So there you have it – 3 great places and 3 great meals 3 times during the day. If you do the math on that one it is complicated but pretty tasty.