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“Best chowder and lobster rolls!”
Review of Lobster Shack

Lobster Shack
Ranked #3 of 99 Restaurants in Ogunquit
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout
Description: Enjoy lobster, steamers, lobster rolls, chowder and a whole lot more in a friendly, casual atmosphere. Live lobsters caught by local lobstermen wait in tanks filled with ocean water coming straight from the cove. Choose your size and two sides. For all the taste without the work, have a lobster roll any way you like it...a quarter pound single, double-stuffed, triple, or an entire pound on a buttery toasted roll with or without mayo. The lobster wrap and lobster BLT are also recently added favorites. Homemade chowder made from an old family recipe is a great way to start your meal, there's no thickening flour just the perfect combination of clams, fish, potatoes, onions and spices in a milk and cream base.The "Shack" has been owned and operated by the Evans family since the 1980s and is proud to serve the hottest chowder and the coldest beer in town. Let Jason, his family and his crew provide you with a true Maine eating experience in the oldest restaurant in Perkins Cove...
Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Best chowder and lobster rolls!”
Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

Great chowder...what is that secret ingredient. ..tarragon? So good. Also the best lobster roll...all meat and no lettuce or celery filler. Thanks.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best chowder ever”
Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

We started with a Cesar salad and chowder, and I had a lobster roll, my date had the crab roll - the salad was good, but the chowder was excellent! The lobster roll was packed with delicious Maine lobster, and the crab roll was full of excellent crab meat. And the price was extremely reasonably at around 40, definitely recommend this restaurant.

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Elizabeth
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great food that comes with a story.”
Reviewed March 30, 2014

Fresh, delicious New England seafood! Comfortable setting right on the cove overlooking the water. Lively atmosphere permitting indoor or outdoor eating. Well-visited by celebrities.

Visited April 2013
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Soquel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Tied for first for best lobster roll”
Reviewed October 31, 2013

I had a wonderful trip to the Maine coast. My goal was to taste as many lobster rolls as I could. I tasted twelve different lobster rolls in different towns. The one at Lobster Shack was one of the best. It was served on the standard New England roll with mayonnaise. It was chock a block full of delicious lobster tail and claws. Delicious! I went at closing time and asked if I should take it to go. The very nice staff said no you have time, we have to clean up, so stay. Incredibly nice staff. Would go here again and again if only I lived in Maine.

  • Visited September 2013
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Houston, Texas
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140 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Good Food, Fast Service”
Reviewed October 23, 2013

We stopped here on a visit to Perkin's cove, and enjoyed our meal very much. I thought the food was delicious, and we were served very quickly. We had lobster, lobster rolls, lobster stew and clam chowder. The chowder was the only thing I wasn't crazy about...it was good, but i don't like mine with huge chunks of potato and onion. Everything else was great!

  • Visited October 2013
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