We visited Stanley Lobster not quite knowing what to expect. It is definitely off the beaten path and it doesn't look like your typical restaurant.
What a wonderful experience it turned out to be. We have traveled to Maine and other places that are touted as having the 'best' lobster, but hands down -- this was our best lobster dining experience EVER. Ernie was a fun host, teaching us how to eat lobster properly and teasing a bit as the evening went on. Some may not enjoy his dry sense of humor, but we loved it.
The experience of dining in the cottage on the beach with a few other families was a great deal of fun and the food was delicious.
I am headed back to Nova Scotia in a few weeks with some friends and I have already told them that we WILL be dining at Stanley Lobster. The lobster was the best that either of us has ever eaten in our lives. Hands down.
Word of advice: Make a reservation!