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Help me to choose the best places (lobster pound, clam shack, seafood, blueberry, brewery, etc.) between Boston and Bar Harbor

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Help me to choose the best places (lobster pound, clam shack, seafood, blueberry, brewery, etc.) between Boston and Bar Harbor

kthan | Jul 20, 2005 01:01 PM

I will have a New Egland family tour in August. The first part is a roundtrip between Boston and Bar Harbor (Acadia National Park). Due to the time limit, we only have two days (technically, we will have 5-6 meals + snacks). I did an extensive serarch across different boards & reviews, but, because, there are so many good places which I cannot go for two days, I need your help. Here are some food categories. I want to try the best place in each food.

1. Lobster: Trenton Bridge Lobster, Thurston's Lobster (both at bar harbor area). I am thinking these two places because, even if there are a lot in other region, they might be the place to taste freshest lobster at the cheapest price (please confirm this! I was told that lobster price at upper maine coast usually cheaper than lower region). Also, hard-shell would be better than soft-shell, right? Please also confirm that 1 1/2-2lb would tawste better than bigger (over 2lb).

2. Clam shack: Clam Box, Essex Seafood (both at Ipswich area), The Clam Shack (Kennebunckport, ME). Same thing (a lot of different good places). What I preferred: Zero greasyness, thin flour, whole belly.

3. Other seafood (chower/stew, steamer,lobster roll, etc.): Scales (Portland public market), Maine Diner , The Clam Shack (Kennebunckport, lobster roll). I prefer hot lobster roll (not too buttery, not too much mayo with great/tasty roll) and creamy chowder/stew (not too thin/thick, not too buttery, a lot of clams/seafoods).

4. Brewery (Local Beer): Atlantic Brewing Company (Real Ale, blueberry Ale). Didn't search a lot. Please recommend other great local beers/breweris.

5. ICE cream Parlor/stands: Gilffords Ice Cream. Also, please recommend others as well.

6. Blueberry and blueberry pie: Didn't search, but I was told that Maine is the home of blueberry. Where can I get freshest bluberrys and the best blueberry pie?

Other than names above, please recommend other great places as well (hopefully closer to highway). Thank you for your help in advance.

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