Some of the Best Lobster Shacks & Restaurants in Maine

Summer in Maine is never complete without indulging in a lobster dinner. If you are on the hunt for the best seafood in New England, look no further. Read on to discover some of the best lobster shacks in Maine. And, if you are hungry for more, take advantage of our Stay & Dine Package. This carefully curated package has everything you need to plan the ultimate culinary escape, including a $50 gift certificate to BLUE Restaurant, daily breakfast, and all the amenities that make a stay at Grey Havens Inn special!

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Some of the Best Lobster Shacks & Restaurants in Maine

Five Islands Lobster | Georgetown, ME

No list of the best lobster shacks in Maine is complete without Five Islands Lobster. Many publications, including Yankee magazine, Outside magazine, Coastal Living Magazine, and more include our town’s lobster pound and restaurant as one fot the best places to get your lobster – whole or in a roll in New England. Seating is outdoors at picnic tables (some covered) and is the setting of one of the most spectacular harbor views in Maine. A fry shack, soda, and ice cream are available. Make like a local and stake out your table with your own tablecloth and lobster tools, order your lobster, pick up your beer and wine from Five Islands Fuel general store next door, and enjoy the beautiful views from the working waterfront wharf. You can get a feel for the scene in Mark Wiens’ great video on his visit to Five Islands Lobster Co. in 2021!

Anna’s Water’s Edge | Phippsburg, ME

Only open for a few months each year, Anna’s Water’s Edge is a sweet little place to visit when you are in Phippsburg visiting magical Popham Beach or hiking Morse Mountain. The restaurant features lobsters, steaks, and fried delights and has indoor and outdoor seating. Lovely views and a bit off the beaten path and worth your visit.

Cook’s Lobster | Bailey Island, ME

Lobster? check. Great view? check. Excellent fried fish? CHECK! Cook’s Lobster’s fried haddock is terrific. There’s a full menu of pub items, and lots of seafood, but it’s the haddock for me, baby! Robust draft beer and cider list makes this a great pit stop on your tour of this peninsula of the MidCoast.

Cabbage Island Clambakes | Boothbay Harbor, ME

Cabbage Island Clambakes offers a one-of-a-kind dining experience. This island is more than an excellent place for lobster. It is an experience in itself! Your trip begins in Boothbay Harbor where you’ll hop aboard the Bennie Alice. The ship then takes visitors on a cruise to a small, private island off the coast of Maine. Once you arrive on the island, you can look forward to a hearty meal of fish chowder, lobster, potatoes and onion, corn on the cob, and the best blueberry cake in Maine.

Stay Near Them All at Grey Havens Inn

After a delicious meal at one of the best lobster shacks in Maine, take an easy drive back to Grey Havens Inn to relax. Our boutique inn is in beautiful Midcoast Maine and is a great alternative to generic hotels. You’ll love the warm hospitality and “Old Maine” feel that our inn is known for. Interior of the Sunrise Suite at Grey Havens Inn.

For waterfront views and privacy, reserve the Sunrise Suite. Here, you can enjoy a glass of wine on your own balcony, and watch the boats sail by on Harmon’s Harbor. Complimentary breakfast is always included in your stay. If you are ready to plan your next getaway, check our current specials and book your stay. We can’t wait to host you at Grey Havens Inn!