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Best Maine Seafood Restaurants

Nothing is more disappointing than going to an oceanfront restaurant, only to discover that the bland fish you're eating was frozen between being caught and being served to you. The best seafood is fresh, and prepared in such a way as to accent the natural flavors of the sea without overwhelming them. Presented in alphabetical order, here are the best seafood restaurants in Maine.

The Cliff House Contemporary
The Cliff House Resort & Spa
591 Shore Rd.
Cape Neddick, ME 03902
Classic Maine dishes in a spectacular setting high on the cliffs overlooking the sea. More...

DiMillo's on the Water Seafood
25 Long Wharf
Portland, ME 04101

Fresh seafood and meats served aboard a floating restaurant with soothing harbor views in the heart of Portland’s Old Port. More...

The Lobster Shack Seafood
Quick Bite
225 Two Lights Rd.
Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107
Comfort food, Maine shore style, from a seasonal favorite. More...

Mabel's Lobster Claw Seafood
No Rating
124 Ocean Ave.
Kennebunkport, ME 04046
Lobsters, homemade pies and true Maine cuisine served since the 1950s. More...

M.C. Perkins Cove American
111 Perkins Cove Rd.
Ogunquit, ME 03907
A room with a view of crashing waves showcases creative dishes featuring Maine's bounty. More...

Robert's Maine Grill & Market Seafood
326 U.S. Rte. 1
Kittery, ME 03904
Casual farm-and-sea-to-table fare with a water view amid a streamlined décor. More...

Street & Co. Seafood
33 Wharf St.
Portland, ME 04101
Favorite Old Port restaurant for fine seafood prepared many ways. More...

The Union Grill Contemporary
Dining Room at The Union Grill, York Beach, ME The Union Bluff Hotel
8 Beach St.
York Beach, ME 03910

Unexpected culinary creativity and a diverse menu in a small seaside tourist town. More...

Warren's Lobster House Seafood
11 Water St.
Kittery, ME 03904
Enjoy views of historic Portsmouth from this bustling traditional Maine seafood spot featuring lobster just about any way you like it. More...

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