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Lobster-center trip to Maine - advice?

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Lobster-center trip to Maine - advice?

Fida | Aug 6, 2007 05:00 PM

First, my apologies on discovering that the Chowhound cops moved my original post from the NYC board where it was intended, wasting your time on a very general question. I'll now ask you the more specific question where your expertise would be much appreciated.

I'm planning a long-dreamed-of week or more in Maine next month with the sole purpose of eating lobster. Having never been there before, I'd appreciate your suggestions about where to locate. Coming up from NYC by bus, I'll be limited without a car, so I'm trying to choose a town
-accessible by bus, preferably not too, too far north
-with at least two great lobster places (at least one having lobster rolls)
-with dirt-cheap accomodations, so I can spend all the more money on lobster
-it would be a nice bonus if the town had any great ice cream or bakeries

At the moment, the leading contenders seem to be
-Rockland
-Ogunquit
-Boothbay
in a pinch, maybe Bar Harbor (although that's awfully far, apparently with limited bus service) or Portland

I particularly like Rockland, which thinks of itself as the lobster capital (and they have a movie theater, which is nice), but they're short on cheap lodgings. I've read about some of the restaurants, like Primo, but are there more ordinary places for good lobster rolls?

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