I'm about to make my first vist to Maine for a week staying in Ogunquit, Rockport and 1 night in Portland and want to know where to get the thick clam chowder, or tell me where to avoid the thin stuff.
Also in general, every restaurant offers nearly the same seafood choices, but they probably each only do a few well so where do I order what? I have the names of every popular place on the coast, but don't know where to focus at each one other than that I have plenty of info regarding lobster rolls so we can skip that subject here. For example, are everyone's steamed mussels and clams the same or do they stand out somewhere? Are all lobster chowders basically the meat sitting in butter and cream and sometimes bread crumbs? It sounds like those are always thin? Will I find any good crab cakes? Anyone have great broiled or fried scallops?
I've tried to research so here's the few things I think I figured out:
Bob's Clam Hut in Kittery - good fried clams, bad thin chowder
Lobster Cove - food is ok but no items stand out
York's Best Seafood - good fried clams
Lobster Shack Ogunquit - chowder is thin style
Perkins Cove - good steamed lobster and rolls, but chowder is thin
Fisherman's Catch - great lobster stew
Dolphin Marina - great seafood chowder
Cappy's - great chowder - but I don't know what style
Five Islands Lobster - great steamed lobster and fried clams
Mabel's Lobster Claw - good steamed lobster
Lobster Shack near Two Lights - very good clam roll, fried clams, whole lobster and roll
Shaw's Fish and Lobster Wharf - good whole lobster and fried clams
I hope you guys can help me really expand this list. Thanks!
Dolphin Marina and Restaurant
515 Basin Point Rd, Harpswell, ME 04079
Fisherman's Catch Restaurant
Landing Rd Lowr Lowr, Wells, ME 04090