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I took these photos a few weeks ago when I was home in Maine ( you can read the rest of the posts here + here), where I had a nice long weekend of great food, much needed relaxation, and fun with friends and family. One of the days, Geoff and I went to McLoon’s Lobster Shack in Spruce Head which is just 10-15 minutes from Rockland and Owls Head. If you’re in Camden, it’s also nearby. I’ve grown up going to lobster shacks and worked at one in high school as a summer job. Going to a lobster shack when you’re in Maine is something that must be done, hands down. To me, I’ve always felt like there’s something so much more authentic about eating lobster on a wharf, rather than in a fancy restaurant with lobster juice up to my elbows. However, that’s my opinion.

Most of these places are no frills; you eat at picnic tables which other travelers, wherever you can find a seat. There’s almost always no waitress, but you order at a window and food is brought to you as it’s ready. They’re often described as diamonds in the rough, and for good reason. The food doesn’t get any fresher than at a lobster wharf. Even people who enjoy lobster in Boston are surprised at just how much more fresh the lobster tastes in Maine (it’s true). Many lobster shacks are BYOB so make sure to check out the website before going.

McLoon’s Lobster Shack is one of the best lobster spots I’ve been to in a while, and one of the best lobster rolls I’ve had in a long time.The prices are also super reasonable. Make sure to check it out the next time you’re in Midcoast Maine!

 

MIDCOAST MAINE LOBSTER SHACKS YOU NEED TO CHECK OUT:
Note: Many lobster shacks are seasonal. It’s best to call or check out their website before going!

McLoon’s Lobster Shack (closed on Wednesdays through September)
Miller’s Lobster Co. (closed now for the year)
Luke’s Lobster
The Dip Net
Claws
The Lobster Shack

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