Lobster Shacks: Eating Like A Native

Summer: Ahh, summer in Maine, what better to do than stop at one of the many Lobster Shacks and enjoy fresh seafood right off the boat. If you are in the Mid-coast area than a drive out to New Harbor may be in order. Once you are there you have to stop in at Shaw’s Lobster Shack located right on the fishing pier and enjoy the fresh catch right off the boat. The lobster rolls are bursting with the freshest of lobster meat and the shore dinner includes the chowder to steamed lobster and don’t forget the strawberry shortcake. This is the best place to mix with the locals because the fisherman are there just off the boat enjoying a cold one perched on the docks overlooking the harbor. It is not unheard of Shaws shelling out over 10,000 lobster rolls per summer and the views, did I mention the views. Mixed with commercial fishing boats and luxury yatchs it is a great place to see how the locals and visitors mix. New Harbor is a true fishing village and the set for Hollywood’s, Message in a Bottle, so come in and enjoy the catch, you never know who you may run into.