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Easy to google and get a long list of places to get a lobster during the day we are there.

If there are any local folks or frequent visitors on the board I would love to know where you go for lobster.  Wife and I prefer the non-tourist, sometimes hole in the wall, places that the locals go to.

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Ancient Mariner Lobster Pound in Westbrook, and then boil my own, way, way cheaper.  (just had an 8 lobster boil (lobster, shrimp, potatoes, corn on cob) this last weekend.  Under $100 to feed 7)  Seriously, if I was to go out for a lobster, I'd go to Becky's, Gilbert's, High Roller, or Portland Lobster.

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I'm not a local, but my wife is from the Sebago Lake area, so we get up there a lot visiting family.

I second the suggeation of Gilberts Chowder House or Becky's Diner.  They are both solid choices.  Gilberts has more hole-in-the-wall vibe.  I hear Portland Lobster Company is good but I've never been there.

 

If a lobster roll is what I was wanting, my choice would be the food truck at Allagash Brewing.  It's about a 15-minute Uber ride from the pier.  And since you're not driving, you can check out the other 4 (I think) breweries right there. 🍺

 

I enjoyed the food at Gilberts (outstanding seafood chowder) and at the food truck just a couple weeks ago.  Portland is a great town.  I hope you have a wicked-good time. 🦞
Tim

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