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We went over to Hog Island Fish Camp in Dunedin for dinner tonight.  We got there around 5:45pm and there were a few tables left in the main dining area, but they filled up quickly.  The first thing we noticed was how loud it was in the dining area.  By the time it filled up, we could barely hear each other across the table.

Loren ordered the Mahi Mahi with a side of greens, which for some reason came out well before the rest of our meal.

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Even though the braised greens had bacon on them, they just didn’t have the unctuous flavor he was craving.  They were tender enough, but the vinegar was overpowering.  For his entree, he ordered the mahi mahi.

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He said it was yummy.  The fish was perfectly cooked and he liked the mix of zucchini, tomatoes and onions.  I went for the salt & pepper oysters which came with fries & cole slaw.  I also ordered the mac & cheese.

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The oysters had a good crunch and flavor and there were plenty of them.  The mac & cheese had an interesting flavor that I couldn’t quite place.  The sides are a shareable size, but paying $11 for the two of them seemed a little high.  They had a salted caramel mousse on the dessert menu that we couldn’t pass up.

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This was really tasty.  Smooth creamy mousse with Oreo cookie crumbles and whipped cream.  One of the best things about the meal.  Overall, the food was good, but we prefer to eat at places where we can actually have a conversation without having to shout at each other.  Total bill with a drink was $59.

Hog Island Fish Camp
900 Broadway
Dunedin, FL
727-733-1179

Hog Island Fish Camp Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

 

Food3/5
Service3/5
Atmosphere2/5
Value2/5
2.7/5
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  • Filed under: Dunedin, Seafood
  • We had our last meal in Maine at the Portland airport at the Shipyard.  Bacon cheeseburger & lobster roll were on the menu.

    Bacon Cheeseburger

    Lobster Roll

    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.

    Shipyard Brewpub
    Portland Jetport

    Shipyard Brewery CO. Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

    Food3/5
    Service2/5
    Atmosphere2/5
    Value2/5
    2.4/5
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  • Filed under: American, Maine, Seafood
  • 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.

    Stuffed Mushrooms

    Lobster Stew

    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.

    Bread

    Salad

    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.

    Peppercorn Steak

    Seafood Pasta

    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.

    Lighthouse Restaurant
    12 Main St
    Seal Harbor, ME
    207-276-3958

    Lighthouse Inn & Restaurant Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

    Food1/5
    Service1/5
    Atmosphere1/5
    Value1/5
    1.0/5
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  • Filed under: American, Maine, Seafood
  • 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.

    Lobster Salad

    Lobster Stew

    Lobster

    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.

    Blueberry Pie

    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
    Bernard, ME
    207-244-7600

    Thurston's Lobster Pound Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

    Food4/5
    Service3/5
    Atmosphere3/5
    Value3/5
    3.4/5
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  • Filed under: Maine, Seafood
  • We stopped at the Bar Harbor Lobster Pound for dinner.  They have a covered patio with picnic tables and luckily they weren’t too busy when we arrived.  We started off with some clam chowder.

    Clam Chowder

    This was a good version but it had a very strong herb flavor to it that was unexpected.  Loren went for the crab cake and I ordered some fried clams and a lobster.

    Crab Cake

    Fried Clams

    Lobster

    The crab cake had a lot of crab and flavor.  The fried clams were a bit on the chewy side, but the lobster was spot on.  We also tried the blueberry pie.

    Blueberry Pie

    I didn’t like the crust on this one.  It just wasn’t flaky enough.  Total bill with a drink was $66.

    Bar Harbor Lobster Pound
    414 State Hwy 3
    Bar Harbor, ME
    207-266-3825

    Bar Harbor Lobster Pound Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

    Food2/5
    Service3/5
    Atmosphere2/5
    Value2/5
    2.3/5
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  • Filed under: Maine, Seafood