Best Lobster Spots in America

These are the best lobster dishes at the best spots Great American Bites has visited.

Lobster is one that I can get behind, especially in mid-June, with summer just a week away. It’s a down and dirty food we associate with beachside shacks, docks and clambakes, often eaten out of doors in summer with our hands, but it’s also a celebratory food served at the finest restaurants and steakhouses across America.

These are the best lobster dishes at the best spots Great American Bites has visited.

1. Mabel’s Lobster Claw

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It is among the most famous eateries of its kind in the nation, thanks to the long-time patronage of former President and First Lady George and Barbara Bush. While far from fancy, it’s more of a full-service sit-down restaurant than most coastal Maine lobster spots, and one of the few in the area open all year round. There are lots of lobster (and non-lobster) dishes on the lengthy menu.

2. Bob’s Clam Hut

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It is opened in 1956 and for decades was the only notable roadside seafood choice on a long stretch of heavily touristic Southern Maine coastline. The perfectly cooked, gorgeously straightforward, overstuffed roll won Editor’s Choice at New York’s annual Lobster Rumble against the biggest names in the field.