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 PORTLAND

CULINARY EXPLORATION IN MAINE

PORTLAND, ME =  LOBSTER TOWN USA

An early American fishing village, that has kept a lot of its old world charm. Portland is known for amazingly fresh seafood, in particular Lobster. And when in Maine you have an obligation to get messy eating a whole lobster or roll your sleeves up and have a roll or two. Enjoy my picks, and eat like a local New Englander.

The Pig

PIG'S PICKS

Where to crack some Lobster shell & eat seafood in Portland, ME

DUCK FAT

PIG SCORE: 4.0 / 4.0

WHAT: EUROPEAN SANDWICH SHOP

PRICE: $ - $$

PAYMENT : Credit/Cash

 

MAP IT: 

43 Middle St,

Portland, ME 04101

WHAT TO ORDER: 

  • Duck fat fries

  • Pountine

  • Duck fat milkshake

WHY: Fries fried in duck fat, fries fried in duck fat, fries fried in duck fat!!!!

DOCKS SEAFOOD

PIG SCORE: 3.9 / 4.0

WHAT: MAINE LOBSTER HOUSE

PRICE: $$ - $$$

PAYMENT: Credit/Cash

 

MAP IT: 

15 Evans St, South

Portland, ME 04106

WHAT TO ORDER:

  • Lobster with butter

  • Cod Rueben

WHY: The Lobster is fresh, boiling them right out the back door, really great summer sides, and something for everyone. I loved the plastic lobster bibs, and bucket for all the discarded red body parts. Get ready for a messy meal.

BITE INTO MAINE

PIG SCORE: 3.9 / 4.0

WHAT: FOOD TRUCK LOBSTER ROLL

PRICE: $ - $$

PAYMENT: Credit/Cash

 

MAP IT: 

1000 Shore Rd,

Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107

WHAT TO ORDER: 

  • Lobster roll

WHY: Wicked good lobster rolls from a tiny little food truck. Located in a state park gives this place a great view to enjoy your lunch.

ALLAGASH BREWING COMPANY

PIG SCORE: 3.9 / 4.0

WHAT: FREE FLIGHTS OF BEER

PRICE: FREE

PAYMENT: Credit/Cash

 

MAP IT

50 Industrial Way,

Portland, ME 04103

WHAT TO ORDER: 

  • A free flight!

WHY: the free flight is a nice treat, but they are brewing some top notch Belgian style beer, that you can enjoy in their beir garden and pick up some of their beer.

STONEWALL KITCHEN CAFE

PIG SCORE: 3.8 / 4.0

WHAT: MAINE SANDWICH SHOP

PRICE: $$ 

PAYMENT: Credit/Cash

 

MAP IT: 

2 Stonewall Ln #2,

York, ME 03909

WHAT TO ORDER:

  • Lobster roll

  • Lobster BLT

  • Brie & Ham sandwich

WHY: One of the best lobster sandwiches I had, this was juicy, sweet, salty and plain delicious. A bit of a drive, but if you like shopping for culinary gadjets this is your place.

EVENTIDE OYSTER COMPANY

PIG SCORE: 3.8 / 4.0

WHAT: SEAFOOD HOUSE

PRICE: $$ - $$$

PAYMENT: Credit/Cash

 

MAP IT: 

86 Middle St,

Portland, ME 04101

WHAT TO ORDER:

  • Lobster roll

  • Oysters on the half shell

  • New England clam bake

WHY: Super fresh New England style seafood. Lobster, east coast oysters, clam bakes. This is a popular spot, so get ready to wait, because it wont be a shortlist for tables.

PALACE DINER

PIG SCORE: 3.7 / 4.0

WHAT: A 90 YEAR OLD DINER CAR

PRICE: $$  

PAYMENT: Cash only

 

MAP IT: 

18 Franklin St,

Biddeford, ME 04005

WHAT TO ORDER:

  • Buttermilk flapjacks

  • The deluxe sandwich

  • Palais Royal with fries

WHY: This is only one of two of Pollard diner cars in the country. This one has been in the same location for the last 90 years, and on it's sixth set of owners. But they are still pumping out great homemade breakfast and lunch

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