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Favorite Lobster Pounds

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Favorite Lobster Pounds

AHR | May 15, 1999 09:51 PM

As I prepare for a clam and lobster trip up the New
England coast, I thought I'd open a thread on lobster
pounds.

Besides the Sterns' well-known choices (Abbott's,
Nunan's, Two Lights, Beal's) and the ever-popular
Lobsterman's Coop and Robinson's in Boothbay Harbor,
my own very favorite is the Muscongus Bay pound at the
left rear of the parking lot at Round Pond, near
Pemaquid Point, Maine (the more distant of the two
establishments that share the lot, though, for all I
know, they may be under the same management). It's
simple, uncrowded, inexpensive, and, at least as of
last summer, nearly perfect for a casual outdoor meal
of steamers, lobster, and corn. You may, if you wish,
pick up beer, wine and/or bread in Damariscotta on the
way out. Shaw's pound nearby is also perfectly fine,
but somewhat overcrowded and touristy. For what it's
worth, one of the locals claimed that Pemaquid is the
optimal spot on the coast for trapping lobsters, due
to an abnormality of the Gulf Stream that makes its
waters especially chilly.

Any other suggestions?

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