Maine Excels In Seafood Splendor

Maine has it all when it comes to variety and freshness of seafood fare.  The Pine Tree State's massive fishing fleet brings back a multitude of ocean denizens that grace the plates of diners - not only in Maine but throughout the country and beyond. Haddock, flounder, oysters, clams, scallops, it can all be found available on the docks of Portland and other coastal villages as well as restaurants. Portland, in particular, features a diverse offering of seaside eateries. From the casual, family friendly goodness of Susan's Fish and Chips to upscale dining perfection at J's Oyster and Old Port Sea Grill and Raw Bar, Portland accommodates all who seek expertly prepared and served seafood offerings. Just outside of Portland, places like The Lobster Shack at Two Lights in Cape Elizabeth and Lord's Harborside Restaurant in Wells also feature deliciously enticing seaside dining. No matter what your taste or pleasure, Maine has it all when it comes to the best in seafood dishes.

Street and Company
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Street and Company focuses on the fresh and simple when it comes to their winning formula for success. Their extensive offerings of supremely fresh seafood feature simple ingredients cooked to perfection. The result are dishes that bring out...  Read More

DeMillo's on the Water
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For those who equate the best seafood meals with proximity to the water, then DiMillo's on the Water is the restaurant for you. This iconic Portland eatery floats atop the busy waters of Portland Harbor, offering spectacular views of Casco Bay....  Read More

Susan's Fish and Chips
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Susan's Fish & Chips is your classic neighborhood seafood place. You know, the kind of old fashioned, streetside eatery that is no frills but features tasty, expertly prepared favorites. The prices are especially reasonable and the...  Read More

Old Port Sea Grill and Raw Bar
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Soon after opening its doors in the fall of 2002, the Old Port Sea Grill & Raw Bar became an instant classic on the Portland dining scene. In particular, it's extensive, attractively arranged and always fresh raw oyster bar is one of the...  Read More

Portland Lobster Company
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This place is the real deal for lobster lovers. Nothing fancy, just a casual, friendly place on the Portland waterfront serving up some of the best lobster and seafood available in Maine's largest city. The lobster, in particular, is a standout....  Read More

Gilbert's Chowder House
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Gilbert's Chowder House features a relaxed, comfortable but upscale atmosphere that is a fine choice for seafood dining in Portland. The offerings are what you would expect for such an eatery but the meals are prepared with time-honored recipes...  Read More

The Lobster Shack at Two Lights
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There are few places that compare to The Lobster Shack at Two Lights for both delicious seafood fare and surrounding scenery. The views from this modest, casual establishment in beautiful Cape Elizabeth are truly worth savoring with rocky...  Read More

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Located just minutes from Portland's famous Old Port shopping district, Walter's epitomizes upscale dining at its best. The atmosphere is intimate with soft lighting and a comfortable interior. A nice place for that special dining experience or...  Read More

J's Oyster
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For oyster lovers – as well as fans of local seafood specialties – J's Oyster is a little bit of heaven right in Portland. Owner Janice "J" Noyce has gone to great lengths to create an upscale eatery that is also comfortable, friendly and,...  Read More


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