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Maine Street's Down East lobster roll with tarragon mayo
Maine Street's Down East lobster roll with tarragon mayo
Maine Street Lobster Roll

Where to Get Your East Coast Lobster Fix in Portland

Straight from Maine to your mouth.

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Maine Street's Down East lobster roll with tarragon mayo
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If ever there was a good reason to break Portland’s golden food rule of eating locally, it’s to coast through the summer with sweet and succulent lobster. Here are our top spots for enjoying the East Coast crustacean, from a humble food cart to fine dining destinations.

— Elizabeth Brownfield, Carolyn Alburger

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Maine Street Lobster Company

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[Photo: Yelp/Maine Street Lobster Company]

Hawthorne Lobster House

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The Driftwood Room at Hotel deLuxe

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[Photo: Hotel Deluxe Portland]

Departure

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Even local champion and Top Chef runner-up Gregory Gourdet makes an exception for this anything-but-local crustacean. Right now at Departure, he’s working lobster into PNW-meets-Asia specials like claw and tail meat gently poached in coconut milk and kaffir lime, served with sweet grilled corn, briny sea beans, bright watermelon and cilantro. Catch it while you can.

RingSide Fish House

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[Photo: Ringside Fish House]

Jake's Famous Crawfish

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[Photo: McCormick & Shmicks]

Maine Street Lobster Company

[Photo: Yelp/Maine Street Lobster Company]

Hawthorne Lobster House

[Photo: Facebook/Hawthorne Lobster house]

The Driftwood Room at Hotel deLuxe

[Photo: Hotel Deluxe Portland]

Departure

Even local champion and Top Chef runner-up Gregory Gourdet makes an exception for this anything-but-local crustacean. Right now at Departure, he’s working lobster into PNW-meets-Asia specials like claw and tail meat gently poached in coconut milk and kaffir lime, served with sweet grilled corn, briny sea beans, bright watermelon and cilantro. Catch it while you can.

RingSide Fish House

[Photo: Ringside Fish House]

Jake's Famous Crawfish

[Photo: McCormick & Shmicks]

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