Lunch at Portland Lobster Co.


Portland Lobster Co.

I’ve been wanting to eat at Portalnd Lobster Company since I first spotted it two years ago but they were closed for the holidays and I think for winter(?). It just looked like the kind of place I wanted to enjoy my lobster. PLC is located right on the harbor, where patrons can sit outside and enjoy the sunshine and harbor views especially when the main building has limited seating. The main building basically houses the kitchen, restrooms, and cashier.

Typically when we travel, we try to sample the various restaurants in the city. Portland is not short of restaurant, many of ones we passed looked very enticing but we ended up returning each day (except when we to Acadia National Park) to Portland Lobster Company for lunch. They make the best lobster roll – nothing fancy and definitely no mayo dressing. It’s a toasted bun filled with generous CHUNKS of lobster meat dressed in butter, and served with fries and cole slaw. I couldn’t be happier!

Lobster roll

About to enjoy lunch

Portland Lobster Company serves other seafood besides lobster. Their menu is pretty extensive. After our brewery tour at Allagash, we each fish and chips, which was more than satisfying! They use the catch of the day for the FnC. On that day, it was haddock. Again, they fry up large CHUNKS of haddock and served with fries, cole slaw, and a lemon wedge. We enjoyed our Maine seafood lunches with local brews too like the Fatty Bumpkins Hard Cider – very dry, sweet, and refreshing!

Fish and chips

On our last day in Portland, we returned to PLC for lunch. I enjoyed my last Maine lobster roll with a corn on the cob. The corn was bursting with sweet flavor. I didn’t realize corn was the perfect accompaniment to a lobster roll along with the french fries and cole slaw. Having the lobster roll from Portland Lobster Company was the perfect way to say end our visit.

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