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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.

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