Northeast Trip Food Roundup – Boston – Maine


Northeast Trip Food Roundup – Boston – Maine

Youngs Lobster Pond, Belfast, Maine

We recently took a trip from Boston through Maine to visit Acadia National Park.  Here are our Restaurant reviews along the way! Our goal, as always is to eat local specialties from top spots.  Lots of Seafood!

Billy’s Roast Beef & Seafood
1291 Main St
Wakefield, MA 01880

Billy’s Roast Beef & Seafood is a family run restaurant just north of Boston, that specializes in Beef sandwiches and seafood. We were nearby and gave them a try. 4.5 stars on Yelp.

Billy’s Roast Beef Food Picks:
Junior Beef Hot Sandwich ($7.15) with Cheese $0.55 and Sauce is their famous dish. Messy, wet, nice rare meat, it hits the spot. 9/10

Fish and Chips ($11.50) has several pieces of freshly fried fish. Fries were unsalted. 8/10


Young’s Lobster Pond
2 Fairview St
Belfast, ME 04915

Young’s Lobster Pond is a popular seafood restaurant in this area, serving classic seafood items in a casual setting by the water.
You place an order, get a number, then go find a picnic table. The food is cooked and your number gets called. You return, watch them carve up your seafood, and then you pay. Picnic tables line the outside with many folks bring their own adult beverages. No frills but a unique experience all should do.

Young’s Lobster Food Picks:
1-1/4 Lobster Dinner with Steamed Clams, Chips & Butter ($29.95) is a nice combo. Lobster was fresh and done well. You definitely need to concentrate on lobster and forget other items. Steam clams are fairly large and flavorful. Sandy though. 8.5/10

Oysters on the half shell ($11.95) are on the large side and not particular great. 7/10

Clam Chowder cup ($12.95) is very watery, bland, and full of potatoes. Don’t order. 5/10

Steamed corn on the cob hits the spot although it is pretty plain and not good looking. 8/10

OK: (Order if you like this dish)

Pans: (We would not reorder these dishes)


Dorr Lobster Seafood Market
372 Shore Rd
Ellsworth, ME, 04605

Dorr is a seafood market that also serves up cooked seafood. There are several locations in the area, and online mail orders are also available. We passed by after visiting nearby Acadia National Park. It is focused on being a market to locals, not restaurant, but still serves up some very fresh seafood that is worthy.

Absolutely no frills, but we would come back. You can eat on the benches outside. Service was fair.

Dorr Lobster Seafood Food Picks:
Clam Chowder ($4.99) was a lot better than most, even though they nuked it for us! 8.5/10

1 1/2lb steamed lobster ($11.99) was not precut or hot, but hit the spot anyway. Lots of juice and bold flavor. Mess, but it can’t get much better. 9/10

OK: (Order if you like this dish)

Pans: (We would not reorder these dishes)


Eventide Portland Maine (1)

Eventide Oyster Company, Portland, ME

86 Middle St Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-8538

Portland, Maine is quite a foodie city.  We didn’t know this.. Eventide is a small restaurant located near the old town, that is pretty busy. No reservations for smaller parties. We had to eat standing up at the oyster bar. The seafood here is pretty solid, making it a good bet in this touristy area. They also have a location in the Boston Fenway neighborhood.

Eventide Oyster Food Picks:
Climate Change Cocktail ($12) was not too foo foo sweet and pretty potent. 8/10

Dozen Oysters ($32) included various local oysters, boy is this a hot bed! – BlackStone Point, Long Reach, Love Point, Mere Point, Wolfe’s Neck, Chebeague Island were all small and flavorful. You get 2 select accompaniments, but our waitress got them wrong. 8.5/10

Eventide Brown Butter Lobster Roll – ($19) is on the tiny side but hit the mark. Fresh lobster and not overdone with sauce. 9/10

Main Lobster Stew – ($21) Coconut, Green Curry, Maitake is a watery stew with a reasonable number of lobster chunks. Solid but not great. 7.5/10

Tomato Salad – ($17) was a special that night. Contrasting soft tomato and crunchy nuts, cucumbers. 8.5/10

OK: (Order if you like this dish)

Pans: (We would not reorder these dishes)


Legal Seafood
Boston Logan Airport

Legal Seafood is a popular chain and their Boston Airport location makes dining convenient. There is one located near the United Airlines gates. We dined there for a quick bite and comparison to the other lobster we had earlier in the week. We’ve eaten at their Boston restaurants in the past, and tried to avoid them because they were too commercial, but had a great last meal before flying home.

Legal Seafood Food Picks:
Clam Chowder ($10 Mug) is very good. Creamy. Balanced – lots of clams, not a lot of potatoes. 9/10

Lobster Roll ($39) is long and thankfully can be made without mayo. Lots of fresh lobster with celery and other bits. Very nice and soft bun. Not cheap but surprisingly good for an airport! 9/10

OK: (Order if you like this dish)

Pans: (We would not reorder these dishes)

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Overall Rating: (Very Good 2.5)

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