Chipman's Wharf

Chipman's Wharf, Milbridge: Address, Phone Number, Chipman's Wharf Reviews: 5/5

Chipman's Wharf
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We are a busy working wharf nestled in the community of Milbridge, overlooking the Narrraguagus Bay, located on the bold coast of Maine. Our business prides itself on our families heritage and passing on the traditions of several generations. We sell our daily catch of live Maine lobster and other sea bounty. Come visit us at the wharf for a wicked good downeast experience!
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Joanna K
San Francisco, CA5 contributions
This place has made me come back to trip advisor after a long absence. I can't even remember my old account so I had to make a new one!

My friends and I recently spent a week at a rental in Milbridge and Chipman's fed us no less than five times (one of them being my birthday lunch!). We went on the first day of our trip and immediately knew we would be back. In addition to the lunch counter, there is a small gift shop and a refrigerator/freezer filled with very local seafood and take-and-bake options made in house. For the lunch counter, my favorite was the hot lobster roll, naturally, but the lobster grilled cheese is also great as well as the lobster mac 'n cheese which one of our group got all three times we went there for lunch. There's also three picnic tables set up at the beach where you can watch the boats come in and out (it is a working wharf after all!) and the upstairs inside has some tables and chairs as well.

We typically made our own dinners on this trip so one night we purchased the haddock, scallop, and lobster bake to bring back to the cabin which was extremely good! And on another we made pasta with a red sauce and smoked scallops and smoked shrimps, all sourced from Chipman's! We did swing by the grocery store to buy veggies or the supplies to make our own bread, but the lunch counter was so good we knew that we could trust them to do the heavy lifting of the main course. There were some stuffed clams in the fridge, too, that I was a little sad to not have had a chance to try. However, we might've supplemented what we did have with some of the local ice cream selection Chipman's carries (I can vouch for the black raspberry, wild maine blueberry, lemon, and maple walnut flavors especially).
Written August 7, 2022
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L C
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We were there to find Maine gifts. Was not disappointed. Nice selection and not over priced. Pig pound with onsite cooking and inside and outside seating overlooking the bay. We did not eat but there was steady traffic on a rainy day.
Written June 27, 2022
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Kristin K
Boston, MA196 contributions
The website doesnt make it clear but this place does a full 'counter service' for lunch including lobster rolls, lobster grilled cheese, regular grilled cheese and other yummy items.

We stumbled upon it when driving/exploring the Winter Harbor/Milbridge area....they have a beautiful lobster processing area where they were very patient and explained how harvesting lobsters works. They have a very cute gift shop area. And then they do take out seafood --both ready to eat and ready to cook. We live in New England and have lobster rolls often. We got one hot buttered and one traditional and they were absolutely melt in your mouth good. Also VERY reasonably priced..lower than anything I have seen all summer. Fantastic spot!
Written September 4, 2021
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Laura M
Port Washington, NY8 contributions
We stayed at a cabin close to this wharf. Loved watching the lobster boats go out every morning. This is the real thing. All of the seafood we bought was excellent and I fell in love with their homemade lobster mac n cheese.
Written July 16, 2021
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Greg P
Florida803 contributions
Couples
Great selection of seafood and very helpful providing instructions and information. The service was quick and friendly. We had them steam our lobsters for us and brought them back to the house in a cooler which kept them hot. I would not hesitate to return or to recommend this wonderful place.
Written September 2, 2017
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Francus
Charlotte, NC138 contributions
Family
This is a great place to get lobster as well as other sea foods. The owner was super friendly and the other people I interacted with were as well. It is a working dock, but you can walk around if you're careful. The prices are great and I highly recommend the soft shell lobster. You can't get them anywhere else but fresh off the boat as they don't ship well and the taste is better than the hard shell ones you buy back home.
Written July 29, 2019
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MLF1948
37 contributions
Family
If you want the freshest live lobster around,
then you have come to the right place!
Chipman’s is a family run business which
provides the freshest lobster and other seafood in this area. We discovered the place when we rented a house in the area
in 2017, looking for a lobster pound.
Well Chipman’s is not the typical lobster pound in that you cant eat here. It is a working lobster wharf.
We came back again in 2018 and the lobster was fantastic! Cook it yourself
or for a small fee and advance notice they will do it for you!
Written September 11, 2018
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cat momma
Titusville, FL537 contributions
We stopped by and were happily welcomed by a wealth of local knowledge and a great variety of fresh seafood to pick up and take home. It is not a restaurant, but a seafood market. Very clean. First time trying "Pickeled Wrinkles"..funny name but they are Whelks (sea snails) that are marinated in vinegar and sea salt. Not for everyone, but I liked them! Haddock in the area is not local, but comes from Canada. Salmon is the local fish, and of course a wealth of Lobster and clams. Surprising to find some very good seaweed salad there also!
Written July 21, 2017
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Djktburke
55 contributions
Couples
The prices were great and the staff answered our questions. They had hard and soft shell lobster. Also had crab and other various seafood in the freezer . It's somewhat out of the way but well worth the trip!
Written August 18, 2019
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likeparty
Orlando, FL281 contributions
Friends
We got lucky and happened upon Chipman's Wharf by accident. It got better, Jason (one of the brothers that runs the wharf) was waiting for the tanks to refill on filter clean day...so we got a nice factual, personal experience visit.
Jason and his brother run the wharf. They supply herring bait to the local fishermen and lobstermen. I believe there are 12 lobster boats that work from this wharf....including Jason, his brother, and father.
Dad takes to the water seasonally then changes to scallops in winter. The scallops they have for sale are locally caught, cleaned and vacuum frozen. This made them super easy to travel to our next destination...where the chef awaited. They were large, tasty, and awesome...even the chef agreed we'd done well.
This was a super lucky accidental stop for us...stop here on purpose if you are passing through this area.
Written September 24, 2018
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