Best Places to Eat Lobster in Kennebunkport Maine

Kennebunkport Maine is a quintessential Maine town, and when I think of Maine I think of two things – lobster and blueberries. Since nobody makes gluten-free blueberry pie, I’ll have to tackle lobsters (not that I mind, of course!). At age two, my parents decided to expose me to this New England treat and let me share my mother’s dinner.

Kennebunkport Maine Lobster Tree
Kennebunkport Maine gets creative with traps!

Unfortunately for her, I ate the whole thing. That started me on the road to becoming a crustacean connoisseur.

Frankly, it’s pretty convenient that I find myself in Kennebunkport Maine – it keeps my appetite well satiated. Particularly at this time of year, the options for lobster abound. So whatever atmosphere you fancy, I’ve got the spot for you. Rather, Kennebunkport Maine has the lobster restaurant for you!

While not my preferred way to consume these crustaceans, many guests at our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast really want to experience incredible lobster in a fine dining atmosphere. I suppose since somebody else will be laundering the table linens, go ahead and make a mess! So if this is on your bucket list, we should make dinner reservations for you at the Cape Arundel Inn. Here, get your lobster lazy-man style and enjoy the succulent meat while overlooking the Atlantic.

Another oft-requested item is lobster pot pie, and while I wouldn’t choose that variation (and not just because it isn’t gluten-free), the Kennebunk Inn is know for its lobster pie. In fact, it was recently featured on the Food Network’s “The Best Thing I Ever Ate.” I must say, however, it sure wins bonus points for creative presentation, as a portion of claw is served poking out of puff pastry.

But for a purist like myself, lobster is best served by a shack. Mabel’s Lobster Claw, a long-term staple in Kennebunkport Maine, is a more refined shack. The menu offers a fair amount for non-seafood eaters and servers really do serve you, right at the table! Unfortunately, you’ll pay for the ability to have options, so Mabel’s certainly isn’t a budget traveller’s pick.

Nunan’s Lobster Hut, however, will bring you the cheapest and best around. Granted, if you don’t eat seafood, the pickings are rather slim.  That said, the Nunan family has been lobstering in town for generations, and they know how to cook a lobster. If you’re not in the mood to sit inside, take a trip down to our local fish market and ask them to cook yours for an instant picnic. We’ll even supply the crackers! Honestly, though, Kennebunkport Maine does lobster, so you really can’t go wrong.

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