Thursday, June 18, 2009

Map of Maine Lobster Shacks! Great Places for Lobster.

You may also want to see our 2012 update, Secret Lobster Shacks of Maine, with more info, photos, and an updated map!

Update: We've received suggestions for additional spots, so we've removed the "12" from the title, as that number is no longer correct - there are more!

Not too long ago we wrote a post about lobster in Maine (Visiting Maine Part 4 - Lobster, Lobstah, Ahhh, Heaven). In that post we mentioned an article from Travel + Leisure magazine from a few years ago, called "10 Best Lobster Shacks in Maine." We noted that a couple of our favorites were missing from the list.

We've also posted previously about the seasons for lobster, hard and soft shells, etc., in a post called "Where Should I Go for Maine Lobster."

Little did we know, but Travel + Leisure has updated that article with a June, 2009 version of "10 Best Lobster Shacks in Maine." There are some wonderful places for lobster in that article, but we still think they're missing some good ones.

However, one of the questions we most frequently hear is, "Where should I go for a lobster dinner?" Consequently, we've put together a map of the top 10 from Travel + Leisure, plus a couple of our favorites, and release it below as a public service :^)

View Favorite Lobster Shacks (and similar spots) in a larger map

If we missed your favorite lobster shack or restaurant, please let us know in the comments and we'll see if we can add it for future reference.


  1. Great list! How about Cindy's on Rt 1 and Linda Bean's in Freeport and Port Clyde!

  2. Thanks for the suggestions, neighbor! They've been added

  3. Thurstons in Bernard. We had our honeymoon in Maine and ended up going there twice we liked it so much

  4. The Lighthouse Lobstershack at the Maine Heritage Village on Route 1 Wiscasset,is opening its second year. The Lobstershack is home of the $8.95 Lobster dinner and also hosts their handcrafted gigantic lobster roll. With a full menu theres something for everyone! Check them out at

  5. Just checked, as I thought I had replied to the comment about Thurstons, but I did add it to the map back in July. Sorry for not mentioning it!

    I've also added the Lighthouse Lobstershack - please check the location, as the map placed the address farther up Old Bath Road, but I know I've seen it driving past, so I think I have the right location.

  6. What a great post! Just one suggestion:If you add some pics, it would be easiler to follow!
    By Jordan Retro 4

  7. Good suggestion about the pictures! Next time we go past some of them, we'll have to take some photos.