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Beal's Lobster Pier

182 Clark Point Road, Southwest Harbor, ME - (207) 244-7178
Posted By Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle on 10/10/2009 7:56:00 PM
A longtime Roadfood favorite, Beal's is a no-frills lobster pound on a working Southwest Harbor pier. If we're not mistaken, it has changed piers over the years. Beal's seems a bit more "permanent" than we remember it. Place your lobster order inside, then head outside to find a table and wait for your number to be called. There are outdoor stands to buy things like chowder and ice cream. A couple of soda machines provide drinks. Beal's is no secret, and you'll be joined by many other travelling lobster hounds. The service, such as it is, can be a bit harried, but the lobsters are unimpeachable. They come with shell cracked, but if the cracker-person didn't do a thorough job you'll have to work, because lobster crackers are not provided, even when asked for. After lunch, go through the back doors and take a stroll on the pier (and try not to get in the dock workers' way).

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The lobster roll was delicious!  Wish I could have eaten more, but the amount of fries that came with it, as well as the coleslaw, filled me up.
"The lobster roll was delicious! Wish I could have eaten more, but the amount of fries that came with it, as well as the coleslaw, filled me up."
Matthew Darden





He was a big one.  Our gracious hostess pulled him out of the tank for the picture (still bummed I didn't get HER in it).  She was super-nice, and took care of us well.
"He was a big one. Our gracious hostess pulled him out of the tank for the picture (still bummed I didn't get HER in it). She was super-nice, and took care of us well. "
Matthew Darden


Barnacles on a weatherbeaten lobster are a good sign, indicating that the creature hasn't shed its shell in a while.
"Barnacles on a weatherbeaten lobster are a good sign, indicating that the creature hasn't shed its shell in a while."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


Lots of lobsters!
"Lots of lobsters!"
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


Place your orders inside.
"Place your orders inside."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


Pass through the back doors to enter a working pier.
"Pass through the back doors to enter a working pier."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


What a great location; and we thought they were closed, but we literally got there just before a big rush of people.
"What a great location; and we thought they were closed, but we literally got there just before a big rush of people. "
Matthew Darden



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