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Down East Lobster Pound – Trenton, Maine

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Lobster Roll at Down East Lobster Pound Trenton, Maine

I liked this lobster roll so much I felt the need to take a photo of myself doing a thumbs up.  It was maybe my favorite of the MDI/Bar Harbor area and there is some stiff competition in this neck of the woods.  It’s a close call with Docksiders in Northwest Harbor.  It seems like the there is some sort of dividing line for Maine lobster rolls.  I think it’s somewhere north of Camden, where the overall quality starts to go way up.  You don’t find much frozen meat or lobster rolls without tail meat up here, high quality stuff.  I would say the only other region where you could go, stop anywhere, and have an excellent chance of getting a great lobster roll would be the New Hampshire coast.  Something weird happens between the Maine border and Camden where too many places seem to think it’s ok to serve frozen and/or shredded, low quality meat.  Anyway, back to Down East, the meat was very tender, briny, perfect tasting.  There were large chunks of tail, claw, knuckle and they were very generous about the portion, not quite so much that you need a fork, but right at the border, fantastic.  Just the right amount of mayo, paprika, but it didn’t bother me at all in this case.  The roll was the standard white hot dog roll, but it was grilled to buttery perfection.  There is somewhat of a water view from the picnic tables, but you have to look for it.  Great lobster roll, don’t miss it if you’re in the area. 

Visited September 2011

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