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“Lobsters galore in a classic Maine setting”
Review of Cabbage Island

Cabbage Island
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Reviewed August 26, 2011

I can see why this would be a high point for visitors to the charming Boothbay Harbor region of Maine. First of all, it is Maine, and then there is the succulent addition of an over the top lobster dinner. You cruise out on a private boat, pretty much chock a block with tourists. The cruise is informative and interesting, but the crowd seems to be murmuring lobster...lobster...lobster. So you arrive at the charming, privately owned island, choose your picnic spot and then the feast begins. The staff could not be nicer and the food is quintessential Maine...although in more sizable portions than usual. Two big lobsters (both delicious), steamers, corn, roasted onions, hardboiled egss, fish chowder, blueberry cake....an almost endless feast. By the time you are ushered back onto the boat, the total weight of the crowd has risen significantly. And you have spent a lovely day in Boothbay Harbor, Maine eating your heart out.

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Reviewed August 24, 2011

This boat trip and lobster/clambake is a wonderful day trip. After trying it the last time we visited Maine, we had to bring friends back with us this year so they could taste the best lobster and homemade blueberry cake ever made. You should make reservations so not to be disappointed because they are usually sold out. The staff on the island were just the most accommodating bunch of young people. We ate on a picnic bench that was put in the perfect spot where we could view the cooking on the beach as well as the surrounding waters. Our friends have now added this as a "must do" every year. Lots of locals book this trip yearly.

1  Thank seasidewh
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Reviewed August 22, 2011

Aside from the mob scene waiting to get on the boat this was an absolutely wonderful experience. We felt very welcome and enjoyed the food very much. The yound staff was impressive. They seemed to love their work and they were very attentive.
Loved it!

1  Thank GabriellaPortsmouth
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Reviewed August 20, 2011

A wonderful and relaxing experience! What a fabulous meal, the staff is wonderful and the boatride scenic. A must to do when in the area. You need a reservation and they take cash or check only.

Thank Cyoung09081
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Reviewed August 16, 2011

We met a couple in line waiting to get on the boat and had a fantastic time. The trip over to the island is very scenic and then of course the food is wonderful. They have been doing this for a long time and have it down to an art. It was a beautiful day on the island. Then as we were leaving we went into the gift shop. There behind the register was none other than Bennie Alice, for whom the boat is named and one of the original family members. What a treat.

Thank rocknrollal
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