We had our last meal in Maine at the Portland airport at the Shipyard. Bacon cheeseburger & lobster roll were on the menu.
The lobster roll was a little small, but very good otherwise. It had nice chunks of lobster. The homemade chips were a little too crispy for my taste. Loren liked his burger well enough. Total bill was $37.
We made the mistake of stopping at the first place we saw open for dinner, the Lighthouse Restaurant in Seal Harbor. We should have known when the waiter didn’t even acknowledge us when we walked in that this was not the place for dinner. The restaurant only had two other tables of customers and it took over 30 minutes for our appetizers to come out. Our dinner came with salads and instead of bringing them and the bread out first, we just sat there & waited.
The stuffed mushrooms were ok, but their version of lobster stew just didn’t compare at all to the others we’d eaten during our trip. I don’t know what was missing, but it just wasn’t up to expectations. The bread was very herbaceous which overwhelmed the honey butter served with it.
Loren ordered the peppercorn steak. It was not quite the medium he ordered and not a very tender piece of meat. I ordered the seafood alfredo.
This was awful. The pasta was overcooked and the alfredo sauce was thin and watery. The seafood all tasted like it had been boiled. We just couldn’t wait to get out of there. Worst meal of the trip and $74 to boot.
12 Main St
Seal Harbor, ME
We needed to get out of the cold and grab some dessert so we stopped in Cafe Drydock & Inn for some hot chocolate, brownie & Tollhouse pie.
Very rich and chewy chocolate brownie and the Tollhouse pie was basically a chocolate chip cookie in a pie crust. Of the two, the brownie was better. Total bill was $18 with some hot chocolate.
Cafe Drydock & Inn
357 Main St
Southwest Harbor, ME
We stopped at Mainely Meat for some BBQ. We ordered a sampler and a pulled pork sandwich.
The ribs were very tender with a spicy rub on top. The chicken and pulled pork were both cooked well and the sausage was a bit on the spicy side. The sides, baked beans, potato salad, coleslaw, and cornbread, were all tasty as well. Total bill with a drink was $25.
15 Knox Rd
Bar Harbor, ME
Lobster pounds are one of the mainstays of traveling through Mount Desert Island. After going to see the Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse, we stopped at Thurston’s Lobster Pound for dinner. It was all lobster tonight with a lobster salad, lobster stew, and a big whole lobster for me.
They do lobster right here. The salad had big chunks of lobster, the stew was delicious and the whole lobster was perfectly cooked. It was the best one I had on vacation. We also tried their blueberry pie with blueberry ice cream.
The ice cream was really tasty and the pie was good too. Total bill with a drink was $65.
Thurston’s Lobster Pound
9 Thurston Rd