Waterfront Outdoor Eats
In these few sacred summer months in Maine, there’s no better way to enjoy a meal than outside in the sun. The dining experience is made even better when there’s a beautiful ocean view to take in.
Tides Beach Club | Kennebunkport
This waterfront dining spot combines classic Maine favorites with sophisticated touches. In addition to lobster rolls and crab cakes, it offers salmon poke and grilled swordfish.
Pool Lobster | Biddeford
The classic seafood fare of steamed dinners, fried dishes, and seafood sandwiches can be enjoyed on Pool Lobster’s lush green lawn. The umbrella-covered picnic tables face out toward sailboat-dotted Saco Bay.
The Lobster Shack at Two Lights | Cape Elizabeth
While the lighthouses at Two Lights State Park are landmarks, the real draw is the Lobster Shack. Order fried and steamed seafood inside, then head outside to grab a picnic table and take in the 180-degree ocean view.
Spinney’s Restaurant | Phippsburg
Just down the road from the entrance to Popham Beach, this charming restaurant is situated on the tail end of the beach. Delicious clambake dinners, hearty sandwiches, and the best blueberry pancakes around are meant to be enjoyed on Spinney’s large back deck.
Portland Lobster Company | Portland
With picnic tables spanning the wharf, this laid-back Portland institution serves up generous helpings of lobster, clams, and fried fish. The view of Casco Bay is made even better by the outdoor bar and live music.
Robinson’s Wharf | Southport
Located only a few minutes from Boothbay Harbor, this cozy spot offers a great selection of classic seafood dishes. Sit on the upper deck to look at the water and listen to live music.
Bar Harbor Inn | Bar Harbor
For beautiful views of Bar Harbor’s Frenchman Bay, eat outside at Bar Harbor Inn’s Terrace Grill. With specialty cocktails and creative seafood dishes, this spot offers an upscale take on outdoor dining.