86 Middle St Portland, Maine 04101
| Food |
I have to say, one of the better lobster rolls I’ve ever had! Their portions are pretty small. However, if you don’t eat too much, it can be filling. The bread is not buttery and toasted on the outside and is pretty doughy. I actually prefer my lobster rolls to have a more buttery and toasted outside but I still really enjoyed eating this lobster roll. I think what made it so good was that the lobster was a little shredded with a few big chunks which made the flavor seep in much better.
The New England Clam Chowder was pretty good! I think they used a seaweed oil on top and they also had a huge pork piece inside. The clam chowder also wasn’t extremely thick and wasn’t too thin either, it was a nice in between!
We got the oysters and they were really fresh! The sides we got were the tabasco ice and the marinara sauce. I liked the marinara but the tabasco ice was something new. It was spicy so be careful with how much you use! However, I don’t think it goes that well with the oysters so I just stuck with the typical lemon and marinara!
|Atmosphere, Display, Seating, and Service |
The inside was really cute and casual. The seats and benches and they have the oyster bar out in the open. It seemed very beach-esque and was very chill. The service was really nice, everybody was very hyper and friendly! The display of the food was also very cute. The lobster roll was served on a wooden type of plate that made it very unique and picture worthy hehe.
| Wait |
So this restaurant is actually pretty popular so the first day we went around 2-3 PM and the line was way out the door. The second day we tried again but we went at 10:15 AM since they open at 11AM. We were actually like 3rd – 4th in line because some people were already waiting. By the time they opened, I think the line wrapped along the street. However it was weird because when we left around 12 PM, there was no line. They also don’t take reservations so I suggest going early or putting your name down first if you’re ok with waiting.
Overall, I think this is one of the better restaurants in Portland so if you’re in the area, I would definitely recommend trying it!