For the Love of Lobster
Visitors and Kennebunkport locals alike love their lobster. Whether to you it’s a delicacy, a summer treat, or a seafood staple, its best served with butter, and best eaten with a view out to sea – from whence it came. Kennebunkport’s lobstermen head out daily from the Kennebunk River and Cape Porpoise Harbor, to bring in fresh Maine lobster… its hard work, a proud heritage and a delicious tradition.
So roll up your sleeves and dive in to a lobster in Kennebunkport… see our favorite places for lobster in Kennebunkport and check out our link to a few fun lobster facts too:
Kennebunkport’s Lobster Spots and Best Lobster Dishes
Alisson’s – Try the Lobster Cobb Salad, Lobster Roll, Lobster Pizza or Lobster Poutine (wow), or good ole Steamed Lobster. Always fresh, always affordable.
The Boathouse – Order Lobster Tacos, Lobster Fried Rice, Lobster mac n’cheese and of course the Lobster Roll, Lazy Man’s or classic Steamed Lobster. Enjoy overlooking the Kennebunk River.
95 Ocean Ave – at the Nonantum Resort – Lobster mac n’cheese, Lobster Roll, or classic Maine Lobster.
Striper’s at Breakwater Inn – Savor Lobster Bisque, Lobster Cakes, Lobster Tacos, Lobster Roll or Fresh Boiled Lobster, always with a water view, and fabulous sunsets over the sea.
Stripers Lobster Bakes are the best…. on Sunday – lobster, steamed clams, corn on the cob, potatoes, and blueberry crisp, all cooked on an open fire pit by the River! $55 per person.
Old Vines Wine Bar has a classic Lobster Roll seasoned with Old Bay , and served on local Boulangerie bread, with fries. Add a buttery wine, yes, please!
Rhumb Line Resort Admiral’s Table – a poolside grill at this family friendly resort – enjoy casual fresh cooked lobster or a lobster roll with their signature Fresh Fries… affordable at $30. Fun and relaxed poolside.
Port Lobster – order a lobster roll to go, or a cooked lobster, take it to the beach or out Ocean Ave to enjoy on a bench overlooking the Atlantic… delicious with a bag of salty potato chips and lemonade (or a cold beer – just be discreet).
A Lobster Boat Tour aboard the Rugosa, leaving the Nonantum Docks daily, is a great way to see the process of lobster’ing. Captain Bob and his crew will cruise you out the Kennebunk River in this authentic red lobster boat, he’ll tell you about lobster fishing, even pull up a trap or two and let you touch a lobster. You also get to see the Bush Compound at Walkers Point from the sea, the best way to see this impressive Presidential estate and other Ocean Ave “cottages” along Kennebunkport’s shore. And you may see a Harbor seal or two or three.
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