While I can’t think of a single restaurant in Kennebunkport where you can’t get some kind of lobster at dinnertime, there are very few spots I would say serve the perfect lobster dinner. Now let’s be real – this is Maine. So chances are good you’ll get good lobster just about anywhere. But as a lifelong lobster connoisseur (seriously, just ask my mom), I will tell you that there is an immense difference between a decent lobster and a knock your socks off, craving inducing, must drive hundreds of miles just for this, kind of lobster. And one of those incredible finds is just up the
street from the Maine Stay Inn at Port Lobster. Now, this is not your average restaurant. In fact, it’s not a restaurant at all. But this fish market does cook up the freshest lobsters you could ask for. So when visiting Kennebunkport, it’s a great idea to pack your own gourmet lobster picnic to enjoy by the water. Hop on over to Cape Porpoise kitchen to pick up a bottle of wine, some amazing cheeses, and an assortment of off the charts sides to complete your feast. Then pick up your hot and steamy lobster to enjoy wherever you like! We’ll happily supply the cracking equipment – just ask!
Looking for an old fashioned lobster dinner that you can walk to? Check out Mabel’s Lobster Claw, just a ten minute walk from the inn. And while it’s not on the water, its old school flare is pretty neat. But the hands down favorite when it comes to Maine lobster is Nunan’s Lobster Hut. You may have to drive, and you may wait in line (they take no reservations), and you may have to pay cash (sorry, plastic not accepted), but it is SO worth it. Not only is the atmosphere exactly what you think of when you think of a charming lobster pound, they know exactly how to make every lobster spot on. That’s probably because they basically just do lobster. They fish it, they catch it, and they cook it! Honestly, it’s heaven on a plate. Rather, it’s like heaven times two, because you’ve got to get the twin lobster special option – it’s the best buy around. Then top off your meal with a hearty slice of homemade blueberry pie ala mode. Yummmm. So when visiting Kennebunkport on the hunt for the perfect lobster dinner, you’re sure to find your ideal meal not far from the Maine Stay Inn.