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“a Very good but bare-bones Lobster Shack”

Nunan's Lobster Hut
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner
Reviewed July 16, 2014

This restaurant could get a 3 star or a 5 star, depending on what your criteria is. You see, this is very far from an elegant restaurant with all the trimmings and it does not have a wonderful menu with abundant fancy delicacies but it does have an ambiance of a simple, down-to-earth waterside lobster shack with simple but great food.

The tables are simple but cleverly rimmed so all the lobster juice won't run onto your lap. The ceilings are filled with nautical knick-knacks and the walls with seafaring photos - not elegant but with a charm of its own.

The menu is basically boiled lobster and it melts in your mouth! I did notice a steak on the menu and a few other items but it seemed everyone was eating lobster.....YUM! They also have beer and wine.

The price is right. Lobster isn't cheap but they certainly don't overcharge for their lobster as some places do.

So, if you are looking for all the pomp and circumstance of an elegant restaurant, this restaurant will garner a "3." If however, you are looking for the best lobster in a natural setting, then this restaurant is for you and you'll award Nunan's with a "5." I therefore split the difference and gave them a "4."

Oh, by the way, no credit cards accepted. Bring cash (they do have an ATM)

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3  Thank Recon71
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Reviewed July 15, 2014

We eat at Nunan's every year! It wouldn't be a trip to Kennebunkport without a trip to Hunan's. This week we got lobsters as well as a cheeseburger. Everything was great as usual.

Thank momforfour
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Reviewed July 14, 2014

We headed to Maine to eat lobster and see the sights. We asked the receptionist at the hotel desk where to go and this was quickly her answer. So off we headed. This is what I was expecting when thinking of a lobster hut. Classic, quaint and filled with history. We quickly ordered the special which was 2 1.5lb lobsters for $28. Yes it comes with chips, pickles and a piece of bread. We asked why, they said it's the way it's always been done. Our lobsters came out and we quickly went to work. This place isn't fancy, it isn't glamorous, it is what it is! And what it is, is classic! The food was great, the beers were cold and it felt great to see sea-to-table. Wish I would have bought a lobster roll too!

Be aware that they do not take cards, but do take checks, and have an ATM on site with a $3 fee. And they open at 5PM.

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3  Thank shevais
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Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

We had the lobster. Amazing. We also had the blueberry pie. Amazing. Chowder was the best we've had to date . But honestly what I liked most about the place is it has character. They don't take credit cards...like I said character.

Thank Carolyn W
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Reviewed July 10, 2014

We like this place because it is what it is with no pretense. Lobsters were good. We like the down home shack look and seaside theme and ambiance. The staff was friendly. Just what you'd expect in Maine.

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Thank banyan322
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