Dining at the Lobster Dock

Lea Wait, here.

One of my favorite summer things to do in Maine is to sit outside on a wharf and eat fresh-from-the-water lobster, clams, oysters or mussels, sip a glass of wine or beer, and watch lobstermen unloading their hauls, sailboats dotting the harbor, and private

Where you order …

boats of all sizes coming and going. (Angie Curtis, in my Mainely Needlepoint series, worked the steamer at a restaurant like this when she was in high school.)

Barbara and I after a delicious meal








Maine offers dozens of restaurants that fit that description, but I have my favorites. One that’s close to my home is The Lobster Dock on the east side of Boothbay Harbor.

Sadly, this summer I spent most of my time at my computer, and by the end of August I was longing for fried clams and harbor views. Finally, about ten days ago, my husband I and fellow Maine Crime Writers  Barbara Ross and her husband Bill, who’s a photographer, managed to meet at The Lobster Dock and have a final outdoor meal before restaurants like that closed for the winter. (Lobster and clams and mussels and their accompaniments can be found all year round in Maine, but sitting outside gets a bit chilly after Columbus Day.) 

I wish you all could have joined us. But instead, I took some pictures of what you might have seen that evening. Wish you’d been there! But there’s always next summer.

About Lea Wait

I write mysteries - the Mainely Needlepoint, Shadows Antique Print and, coming in June of 2018, the Maine Murder mysteries (under the name Cornelia Kidd.) When I was single I was an adoption advocate and adopted my four daughters. Now my mysteries and novels for young people are about people searching for love, acceptance, and a place to call home. My website is http://www.leawait.com To be on my mailing list, send me a note at leawait@roadrunner.com
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5 Responses to Dining at the Lobster Dock

  1. bethc2015 says:

    I so enjoy outdoor dining whether at home or away. But I agree, doing it near the ocean is the best. Maine’s bounty, whether from the land or sea, is exceptional.

  2. Lea Wait says:

    Absolutely, Beth! Sadly, after I wrote this post I learned that The Lobster Dock is closing … whether it will re-open as a similar restaurant or not I don’t know. But it will be missed.

  3. Barbara Ross says:

    Hi Lea! We had such a lovely evening with you and Bob. A real end-of-the-summer celebration. My family will miss the Lobster Dock terrible. We always make a pilgrimage there when they’re all in town.

  4. Diane says:

    Hi, Lea, I also love to dine at the outdoor lobster wharf in summer. Brenda and I went to Five Islands the weekend before last to savor the lobster and the ambience before the season ends. Of course we go to Bagaduce Lunch when in Brooksville. Classic!

  5. Lea Wait says:

    It’s wonderful that there are so many places like this … at least one per point or peninsula!

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