Duckfat

Duckfat is conveniently located just down the street from Eventide Oyster Co.  

No time or room in tummy for another full meal, so we just ordered the famous duck fat fries to go. 

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I can totally taste the 'oh sooo good' duck fat in the fries.  We got it with the Thai Chili Mayo, which was definitely a good choice!  I washed down the fries with the Sea Salted Duckfat Caramel Milkshake.  Maybe a bit of an overkill.  Probably should have just gotten the "Original" Duckfat Milkshake. 

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We were totally eyeing the dishes that came out of the kitchen as we waited for our order.  The charcuterie looked really good and so did the sandwiches.  I would definitely come back for a proper meal here the next time I am in Portland. 

Duckfat
43 Middle Street
http://www.duckfat.com

Eventide Oyster Co.

After OD'ing on lobsters, we moved on to oysters and crabs. This oyster bar has a wide variety of oysters from all over, with a strong representation from Maine, of course.

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Oysters can be ordered by the half dozen or a dozen.

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My friend thoroughly enjoyed her pick of half-dozen oysters. She said the oysters were extremely fresh. She especially enjoyed the Maine varieties from Damariscotta.  

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I opted for the Peekytoe crab roll. The roll was quite small, which suited me fine since I had a huge lobster roll just hours earlier. This bun was more of a Chinese "bao" than a hotdog bun. I prefer the typical toasted, buttered, white bread bun. The roll was stuffed with real crabmeat with maybe a smidget of mayo. In theory it should be super yummy, but  somehow I found it to be just ok.  It was a bit lacking in flavor for me.  I didn't taste the sweetness of the crabmeat. In fact, I found the whole roll to be a bit bland and lacking in flavor. 

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If you like oysters, definitely check this place out!

Evertide Oyster Co.
86 Middle Street
http://www.eventideoysterco.com

Holy Donut

Strolling around downtown Portland and came across The Holy Donut.  Its claim to fame….donuts made with mashed potato, instead of potato flour. Curious enough to check it out. At 4pm, there was still a line for the donuts. By the time we got to the front of the line, there were only a few options left.  

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Since Maine seems to be known for its berries this time of the year, I decided to try the triple berry donut. These potato donuts definitely tasted different from the typical yeast donuts. Rather than being light and fluffy, it had a denser, doughy consistency. I can almost taste the mash potatoes. The berry glaze gave the donut a natural sweetness.  I am kinda a fan. 

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The Holy Donut
7 Exchange Street
http://www.theholydonut.com

Red's Eats

I was in Maine for a friend's wedding.  There were a lot of chatter amongst the wedding guests as to where to go for the best lobster roll.  Almost everyone noticed Red's Eats on the drive from Portland to Camden, the location of the wedding.  

There seems to be a constant queue at this little lobster shack in Wacasset.  We probably waited in line for 30-45 minutes.

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Small seating area with views of the water

Small seating area with views of the water

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As the sign noted, there's more than 1 whole lobster in each lobster roll.  My lobster roll had 2 lobster tails in it!  Red's is perfect for the lobster roll purists.  The rolls are stuffed with plain lobster meat and nothing else.  Warm melted butter and Mayo are served on the side only.  After inhaling the entire lobster roll, I still couldn't decide if I prefer my lobster with mayo or butter...

The lobster roll was super yummy and a huge bang for the buck at $14.95!  I do wish the lobster meat was cut into smaller pieces before being stuffed into the bun.  It was not easy to bite into a whole lobster tail.  Most people ended up eating the lobster roll with a fork and knife.  

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This shack is definitely a must on any road trip around Maine.

Waterman's Beach Lobster

This lobster shack is located right on the water, overlooking Muscle Ridge Channel. 

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FRESH DELIVERY!

FRESH DELIVERY!

We got a pound of steamed clams to share. 

 

 

I was a bit skeptical of a hamburger bun lobster roll. To my surprise, the slightly toasted hamburger bun was actually quite tasty. The ratio of lobster to mayo was perfect.  If they could double the amount of lobster in each roll, it would be perfection!

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The shack is also known for its blueberry pies. This might be the best blueberry pie I have ever had! The flaky crust is filled with the freshest blueberries. I topped off the blueberry pie with blueberry ice-cream from Round Top, a famous local ice creamery. 

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Verdict: AAA. This little lobster shack ticked all the boxes.  Amazing lobster roll, homemade pie, and Round Top ice-cream, all served in a beautiful seaside setting. It doesn't get any better than this!

Waterman's Beach Lobster
343 Waterman's Beach Road, South Thomaston, ME
http://www.watermansbeachlobster.com