Just want to share with everyone regarding my dining experience in Maine over the last few days (23-25/May). Thanks to many of the fellow chowhound suggestions. We were about to sample some great seafood otherwise a plain rainy and windy trip to Bar Harbor (Acadia National Park).
Places we have eaten:
1) Huots Seafood (take out window), Camp Ellis Beach, Saco:
Order: 1 lobster roll ($10.95), 1 crab roll ($7.95), 1 pint of fried clam ($11.95) and 1 cup of fried onion ring ($2.50).
Comment: Good onion ring, fried clam was OK but smaller compare to other places. Crab roll tasted good but we could not taste much from the lobster roll and it was smaller compare to many places.
2) Jordan Pond House, Jordan Pond, Acadia National Park (http://www.acadiamagic.com/dining.html):
Order: 1 Lobster stew with two popovers ($16.95) and Homemade ice-cream ($4.95).
Comment: Good lobsters stew with chunky lobster meats but a little too salty to my taste. Very good ice-cream.
3) Poor Boys Gourmet Restaurant, Bar Harbor (http://www.acadiamagic.com/dining.html):
Order: Early bird specials ($8.95) 1 baked Haddock and 1 Apricot chicken and Maine blueberry pie ($4.95).
Comment: Excellent in both taste and my wallet. My wife loved their apricot chicken and I enjoyed the fish as much as lobster. The best Maine blueberry pie we have tasted.
4) Reds Eat, Wiscasset:
Order: 2 lobster rolls ($12.95 each) and 1 basket of fried crab cakes w/ fries and cole raw ($6.95).
Comment: Since everyone said it has the best lobster roll in Maine, we option to have lobster roll instead of crab roll. Although the lobster meats were cold, it has more meat than other places. But then the price reflects that I guess. More importantly, we were finally able to taste the subtle sweetness of lobster. Crab cakes were mixed with several herbs to give a unique taste. Although it was very good, I think I would love it better if they were baked and not deep-fried.
5) Sea Basket, Wiscasset:
Order: 1 cup lobster stew ($6.99), 1 basket of fried clam ($9.95) and 1 basket of fried scallop ($7.95).
Comment: Better lobster stew, but less meat than Jordan pond. For some reason, the lobster stew is still a little too salty to my taste. Great fried clam and big I mean BIG and tasty. Excellent fried sea scallop I can taste the scallop.
6) Weathervane, Kittery:
Order: 1 cup of seafood chowder ($5.95), 1 crab melt ($6.99) and 1 blueberry cobbler ($4.99).
Comment: At the point, we were too full to order more lobster and other dishes. Excellent seafood chowder and good crab melt. A little disappointed with the blueberry cobble. Still love the blueberry pie from Poor boys gourmet restaurant in Bar Harbor.
There you have it. If I were to go back, I will visit Reds Eat, Sea Basket and Poor Boys Gourmet Restaurant. The drive from I-295 (Exit at Topsham) to Wiscasset is about 30 min at the most. Well worth my time for GOOD seafood.
Here is my previous posting, in case you want to read the suggestions from others: [BROKEN LINK REMOVED]
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