i'm visiting the portland, maine area this weekend and am eagerly looking forward to partaking in a seafood fest.
my question is, what are the best, "must-visit" places in maine (within 2 hours drive of portland)? i know there are many reputable places for seafood and lobster in particular, but i'm only going to be up there for 2 days and want to go to the best places based on your recommendations.
listed below are the foods i'm hoping to sample up in maine - i'd really appreciate any suggested eateries for each of these foods, esp. the first 5 listed...thanks so much!
-fresh boiled/steamed lobster
-fresh steamed clams
-blueberry pie (with fresh local blueberries if possible, even though i've heard blueberries aren't really in season until late summer)
-new england clam chowder or lobster stew
btw, the last time i was up in maine a few years back, i went to a place in cape elizabeth called the lobster shack and had very good lobster rolls and crab rolls. i also had very good steamed lobsters and steamed clams at this little shack called nunan's lobster hut in the cape porpoise section of kennebunkport.
just wondering: how do the lobster shack and nunan's lobster hut compare (favorably or not) vs. your recommendations?