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Lobster Shack

225 Two Lights Road, Cape Elizabeth, ME - (207) 799-1677
Here is the most dramatic possible setting for lobster-eating – the water's edge, framed by a pair of lighthouses at the entrance to Casco Bay. A restaurant has perched here since the 1920s, and while you might find better fried clams and lobster rolls along the coast, you will find no more inspired place to eat them than at one of the picnic tables marshaled on a flat patch of sandy land between the take-out counter and huge rocks where the ocean splashes in.
77% Approval Rating (9 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Fried Clam Plate
Lobster Stew
Clam Boat
New England Clam Chowder
Lobster Roll
Whoopy Pie
Grape Nuts Pudding

Highlighted Reviews

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Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle - Photos (5)
Roadfood.com Editor
"The food at The Lobster Shack is good, in fact very good, but you can find better along the Maine coast. It's not an undiscovered gem. In fact, there always seems to be a long line at the order counter. And the prices are a little higher than what you'll find ..."   [Read More]
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Michael Stern - Photos (6)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Here is the most dramatic possible setting for lobster-eating – the water's edge, framed by a pair of lighthouses at the entrance to Casco Bay. A restaurant has perched here since the 1920s, and while you might find better fried clams and lobster rolls along the coast, ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

225 Two Lights Road, Cape Elizabeth, ME
(207) 799-1677

http://lobstershacktwolights.com/

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Summer, Fall, Spring
Meals Served:Lunch, Dinner
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:Yes
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
Pretty darn good whole-belly clams are served in abundance on a heavy paper plate.
"Pretty darn good whole-belly clams are served in abundance on a heavy paper plate."
Michael Stern





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"The "Whoopie! Pie" was introduced in 1927 by the Berwick Cake Company in Massachusets. Since then, the coast of Maine has become the place where whoopie pie thrives as the semi-official picnic-table snack and shore dinner dessert. "
Michael Stern


There is plenty of lobster meat in this rich, milky lobster stew. Pictured is the smaller, appetizer-size serving. For a few dollars more, you get nearly twice as much, making it a satisfying dinner.
"There is plenty of lobster meat in this rich, milky lobster stew. Pictured is the smaller, appetizer-size serving. For a few dollars more, you get nearly twice as much, making it a satisfying dinner."
Michael Stern


There is plenty of meat in the Lobster Shack's lobster roll; and note how the mayonnaise is not mixed in, but dolloped on. This is a very nice touch, allowing full appreciation of the large hunks of lobster.
"There is plenty of meat in the Lobster Shack's lobster roll; and note how the mayonnaise is not mixed in, but dolloped on. This is a very nice touch, allowing full appreciation of the large hunks of lobster."
Michael Stern


The infamous Whoopie Pie, onion rings and lobster roll, as served. Photo by KitschKat.
"The infamous Whoopie Pie, onion rings and lobster roll, as served. Photo by KitschKat."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


Whoopie (or whoopy at The Lobster Shack) pies are a staple snack/dessert in Maine.
"Whoopie (or whoopy at The Lobster Shack) pies are a staple snack/dessert in Maine."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


Very nice whole-bellied clams.
"Very nice whole-bellied clams."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


A Downeast favorite: Grape-Nuts pudding.
"A Downeast favorite: Grape-Nuts pudding."
Michael Stern


The Lobster Shack is close to Portland, and there is always a long line of customers waiting to place their orders. Note one of the two lights in the background.
"The Lobster Shack is close to Portland, and there is always a long line of customers waiting to place their orders. Note one of the two lights in the background."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


The best thing about the Lobster Shack is its setting. There is no more dramatic place to have a shore dinner than at one of these picnic tables overlooking the water.
"The best thing about the Lobster Shack is its setting. There is no more dramatic place to have a shore dinner than at one of these picnic tables overlooking the water."
Michael Stern


The Lobster Shack has inside dining, but we always choose to sit outside, the most dramatic setting for a seafood shack in Maine, as far as we're concerned.
"The Lobster Shack has inside dining, but we always choose to sit outside, the most dramatic setting for a seafood shack in Maine, as far as we're concerned."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle



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