Friday, September 3, 2010

The Lobster Shack

While most of the area was busy at home battening down the hatches (and the windows and the lawn furniture) in anticipation of Earl we stopped in at an unusually quiet Perkins Cove for a late lunch at The Lobster Shack.

It is what the name implies, a rustic wooden shack with simple wooden slab tables, (as demonstrated by our supermodel Katherine Elizabeth) spartan nautical decoration and bare furnishings.

If you get there before 3 PM you can grab the lunch special which includes a free cup of chowder with your lobster salad roll, all for only $13.95. The chowder is excellent, not the overly thickened sauce used to hide clam particles but a rich, soupy broth generously filled with chopped clams. We actually arrived just after 3 PM but they honored the deal anyway.

The lobster salad rolls were thick and meaty, as well, served on a toasted roll (very important) with sides of pickles, cole slaw and chips.

Karen went with a simple grilled cheese sandwich, which looked perfectly grilled and the cheese just runny enough.

In all, great value for great food in a traditional, very casual environment and a very photogenic, strollable setting. The restaurant has been owned and operated by the Evans family for over 20 years.

The Lobster Shack
110 Perkins Cove Rd
Ogunquit, ME 03907
Telephone: 207.646.2941

Hurricane Earl may have been a bust but it certainly has made for some spectacular waves, photo ops and surfing.

1 comment:

  1. I had such a wonderful time in Ogunquit this past week. Thanks for all of the wonderful recommendations.