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“Great lobster roll” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pine Tree Seafood and Produce

Pine Tree Seafood and Produce
655 Route 1, Scarborough, ME
207-730-7121
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Ranked #1 of 78 restaurants in Scarborough
Cuisines: Seafood
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Portland, Maine
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
“Great lobster roll”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Adorable little market to pick up fresh seafood and other local finds. Nice wine selection. I did not get any oysters but loved the display and enjoyed reading the descriptions of all the different types. We went three times over the summer and all three times the lobster rolls are just great. They are served on a really great toasted buttery sub roll (much better than a hot dog roll) . Friendly, down to earth service. My in laws from out of state are still talking about the best lobster rolls the ever had:) would recommend for locals & travelers alike.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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South Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
“The Best Lobster Rolls Ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Our first visit was on Sept. 26, 2013 based on highly rated Trip Advisor Reviews. At this time of the year and day we did not have to wait and Jim (owner and Maine native) started to make our lobster rolls using 10 inch rolls in the corner of his very clean and neat store. He cuts off the crowns of rolls, brushes butter on the rolls and slightly browns and warms them in a frying pan. Meanwhile he takes freshly picked (daily) lobster meat (whole tail and claws about 4-5 oz) and chops it and mixes in a little mayonnaise and places the spread along with some romaine lettuce on the warm and slightly toasted bun. Then the finishing touch - Jim wraps the lobster roll in thin paper first and then heavy paper. The price is very reasonable. Hopefully you can spare the time to watch and have Jim make your rolls - a gastronomical experience. They were the best lobster rolls we have ever eaten and were so good, we stopped on our way back from Northern Maine a few days later to have Jim make 2 more for us.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Miami, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
“Excellent lobster rolls and oysters just outside of Portland, Maine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

My family and I lucked into finding this gem of a seafood market where we sampled delicious local oysters, lobster rolls and more. The owner and staff were over-the-top helpful and friendly. So great, we stopped again on our return trip!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
“Map is wrong - fantastic place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

Great assortment of local foods. Best lobster roll I've ever had. Reasonable prices, too. Cheap, even.

Be aware as of sept 29 2013 this place is on google maps wrong. It is about 5 miles south of the mapped location. Just south of pine point road.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Jim H, Owner at Pine Tree Seafood and Produce, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Thanks so much for your review...we're thrilled that you enjoyed your visit. Your review must have set off alarms over at GoogleMaps...after over a year of trying, our store is finally located correctly just south of Dunstan Corner at 655 US Route 1 in Scarborough. Woo hoo!!! We owe you a free lobster roll on your next visit!! :)
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St. Catharines
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
“Great seafood and service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Our last night in Scarborough we planned a steak and lobster dinner. We went to the Pine Tree and had them steam lobster for us. We picked them live and fresh out of the tank and they did the rest. Jim the owner was very knowledgeable and told us how he went about procuring the freshest seafood and produce. We left with our steamed lobster, took it back to our campers and had a super meal. The whoopee pies for desert were delicious as well.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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