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Ogunquit Lobster Pound

Morganna | May 18, 200806:09 AM

We had dinner there last night. I had boiled lobster, $31 and my husband had the "spicy" chicken wings, I think those were $8. This place is huge, and strikes me as very errr touristy. The crowd was astounding and very loud, it was hard to talk at our table because we couldn't easily hear each other. The service was harried but nice, and they must do a huge number of covers a night in the busy season.

The chicken wings were served with carrot and celery sticks and bleu cheese dressing from a bottle. They had no spice to them at all but they were very meaty, not skimpy wings. There were eight of them on the plate.

They served us a basket with four nice, crusty rolls in it, and I couldn't resist one of them, though I should have. :) They were served with real butter, and were warm and tasty (though surely not made on premises).

When you order the lobster, you take a ticket with your table number out to the big tank outside, and pick out your lobster. They are -very- good at upselling you to get you to buy a larger lobster, so if you want a specific size, stick to your guns. :) Also, they won't let you change your mind once they've put it in the queue, so be sure about your lobster!

My dinner was served with a choice of two sides and the rolls. I chose baked potato and cole slaw, both of which I tasted but only ate a couple bites of because I was going to have a problem eating my whole lobster as it was. :) The potato was good, baked well, and tasty. The cole slaw was adequate for what it was, but not my favourite sort (a little on the sweet side). My lobster was a bit on the tough side, but very very tasty. I was a little surprised to find that they put splits in the shell to help me remove the meat more easily, but actually found this mildly annoying because I have a specific way I go about eating a lobster and this put me off my game. :) But I got over it and was happy with it. I managed to eat everything but half the tail, which I brought back to the motel and I was able to eat later, and that was very nice.

On the whole, I think I'd be happier with a lobster shack on the water where I can just get a boiled lobster with nothing else, I don't need anything else, really. :)

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