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Gurnet Trading Co. – Brunswick, Maine

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Gurnet Lobster Roll

This is such a cute, unique lobster shack in such an unexpected location.  It’s way off the beaten track from busy Brunswick, but also not near the ocean, right next to a road.  It kind of looks like it’s in the middle of the woods, all decked out with lobster paraphernalia, kind of like a lobsterman’s house in the woods, I like it.  Just wish it wasn’t right up on the road.  There is another seating area, lower down that is near water, but I didn’t get a good enough look to say much about it.

I know this shouldn’t be the standout for me at a lobster shack, but I can’t help it.  They had lobster shaped plastic, blinky things that they give you to let you know when your order is ready.  How cute is that!!  And useful when you think about it, that way they aren’t always yelling out numbers and who isn’t in a good mood when they’re holding a lobster, blinky thing, fantastic.

This was a great lobster roll, full of large flavorful chunks of tail and claw meat.  Way more mayo than I like, but still, good stuff.  I see on their website that they are primarily lobster wholesalers, selling the lobster from the local lobstermen.  I guess the food part is just a side business, explains the location.  Also, lucky for us, because that means a fresh, local lobster on the lobster roll.  In the interest of full disclosure, I did eat this one the day after I had possibly the best lobster meat on earth at Five Islands, so obviously a tough act to follow.  But, Gurnet’s held their own, very good for that day, would have been great any other day.  The bread was the plain wonder-type bun, butter grilled, but not much.  I would absolutely eat this again, delish.

Weighed in at 6.5 oz.

Visited July 2012

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