The Running Realtor: Interested in Maine Lobster?

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Interested in Maine Lobster?

A few weeks ago a comment was left on one of my posts about traveling to Maine for a Lobster Dinner.  Dawned on me that spending a lifetime in New England we take the availability of Lobster somewhat for granted. 

 While flipping through a newspaper I noticed an advertisement of Robinson's Wharf saying the ship lobster nationwide so I decided to stop by for lunch expecting to pick up some information on the shipping procedure and cost.  Unfortunately they didn't have any literature and their web site is not the most efficient for placing orders.  There are many companies that will deliver fresh Maine Lobster.

 My twin lobster was the special of the day for $21 and the corn was exceptionally tasty. I sat sipping a Heineken as we overlooked the docks and noticed the taps of specialty beers.  In Maine the local drinks include a Fisherman's Brew & a Lobster Ale!

If you are in the area for lunch you can also enjoy many other activities.  After we ate it was off to a Whale Watching adventure but wouldn't you know we choose the roughest day of the year.  Fortunately we were issued standby passes so we can take the trip another time.

Here are some highlights from a different day in Boothbay.

Comment balloon 15 commentsNo Longer Active • August 24 2007 12:09PM

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Dan - it was me... it was me you wrote this for... I really do have a friend who when one of us gets stressed we threaten to pack up the motor-home and head for Maine for Lobster Dinner.... I may have to check this place out... and have them ship her a lobster.

Posted by Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon (Fred Real Estate Group) over 11 years ago

 

Yes Thesa, It was You!  If you ever do take that ride and come through Connecticut I'll treat to the BEST Lobster Roll to be found.  In Maine they usually serve a Lobster Roll cold but in Clinton, Connecticut a little seaside stand serves warm buttered meat on a toasted roll.... Very Good!

Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) over 11 years ago
Dan - I called them... shipping for 2 lobsters to Oregon is about $35.00 but the lobster themselves are only $7.50 a pound.... what a deal - thanks for sharing.... you know what my girlfriend is getting soon?
Posted by Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon (Fred Real Estate Group) over 11 years ago
Dan - that looks pretty darn good.... oh my gosh I am hungry
Posted by Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon (Fred Real Estate Group) over 11 years ago

Thesa... Not bad.. They'll be a little feisty after spending a day or two packed in ice & seaweed... Enjoy!

BTW... You can't buy lobster out there?  Maybe I'll pack up a Motor-Home with a fresh load and travel the country while waiting for the Real Estate Market to turn around... LOL

Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) over 11 years ago

Dan, lobster is one of my favorite meals and you are right we do take it for granted.  But as much as I like lobster I like the fried whole belly clams better.

Also on another note, you better lay off those Heinekens, they will slow your running time down :)

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 11 years ago
Dan...WOW!!  It's Friday night, and I could really go for some LOBSTER!!  Too bad Live Maine Lobster isn't close--rrr to FL!  What a delicious post!  Since we've confirmed dinner...what's on the dessert menu?
Posted by Susie Roscoe, Real Estate Specialist | Brandon, FL (Signature Realty Associates) over 11 years ago

George... Fried Clams are also tasty but Steamers may go better on a healthy diet.  When I was young my uncle had a place on the water in Rockland and whenever we'd visit he'd we would row out to a sand bar and dig a few bushels of clams and have a feast....

BTW... Need to stay hydrated for running.. Better go grab another beer!!

Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) over 11 years ago

Susie... Since Suzanne isn't here to scold us we could do extra large portions of Ice Cream... But.... I've really been in the mood for a Blueberry Pie!!!   Happens to be another biggie in Maine.

Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) over 11 years ago
It sounds perfect, lobster and whale watching...now that's the life.
Posted by Beth Bastian, Simi Valley Real Estate (Rosemont Financial Inc) over 11 years ago
Beth... It has been a very nice summer.  The past several years have been so busy we failed to enjoy the surroundings so this year we're taking advantage of the slower market.
Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) over 11 years ago

"Since Suzanne isn't here to scold us we could do extra large portions of Ice Cream"

I'm here.....

Sounds like a fantastic deal on the twin lobsters, I just wish I liked lobster...I feel left out when everyone is excited to go out for lobster.

BTW, You are what you eat....blueberry boy! LOL! ;)

my graphic "wonderberry" hmm...

Posted by Suzanne Sands, Somerset MA Real Estate (Pavao Real Estate) over 11 years ago
I'm soooo jealous that you have access to such great seafood!  When's the truck comin' round??  Don't forget to stop in Chico, CA!  I had never heard of a lobster roll.... it looks good!
Posted by Sandi Bauman, Chico CA Realtor (Chico Homes Real Estate) over 11 years ago
Oh we get lobster - but to get a fresh one you pay a premium and they are half the fun is knowing they really came from Maine...
Posted by Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon (Fred Real Estate Group) over 11 years ago

Suzane... Blueberries are health food, fruit - right?   Or should I call you WonderWoman since I've been wondering where you've been.... LOL

Sandi...Crunching the numbers I find that may not be profitable.... Have to sell a lobster every mile to pay for gas....LOL

Thesa... If you order lobster make sure you let me know how it was.... The special had smaller, young soft shell lobster. When paying the larger shipping charges I'd go for bigger hard shell crustaceans.

Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) over 11 years ago

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