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Portland area restaurant for mixed crowd


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Portland area restaurant for mixed crowd

liveforfood | Sep 4, 2007 05:22 PM

OK--here's a question for you all. A friend called me tonight for advice because she knows I'm into food and I know the restaurant scene in Portland somewhat well. But I'm a little stumped with this one. She has family coming into town this weekend from various parts of the country: some of them are "strict" vegetarians (eating no seafood) and the others want the traditonal steamed lobster Maine dinner. Where is one place you'd go for all that? They are not looking for gourmet fare--pasta, good salads, etc. for the vegetarian faction would suffice, as long as the others could get their lobsters. I didn't know what to tell her. She was asking about suggestions in the Old Port as well as surrounding areas (S. Portland, Scarborough, and as far south as Kennebunkport; Peakes Island or other islands; then northern areas like Falmouth,Yarmouth, Freeport), They'd like to be sitting on the water, at a marina, or something like that to have a "Maine experience". What came to mind for me was Arundel Wharf in Kennebunkport, for the experience of sitting out on the dock and a varied menu. I also thought of the Lobster Shack in Cape Eliz., but I wasn't sure the vegetarians would find anything on the menu. When I have out of town guests visiting, I cook lobsters at home and tend not to go out to a restaurant for them. So, I feel ill equipped to advise her on this one. Any ideas?

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