Many great seafood restaurants are located in Ogunquit, Maine.
I have created the following list of the top five best seafood restaurants in the beautiful coastal town.
Top Five Best Seafood Restaurants in Ogunquit, Maine: Barnacle Billy’s
Address: 70 Perkins Cove Road, Ogunquit, ME 03907
Like all of the restaurants on this list of the top five best seafood restaurants in Ogunquit, Maine, Barnacle Billy’s is a family-friendly restaurant. The menu at Barnacle Billy’s is expansive and offers many seafood entrees, including boiled lobster and steamed clams. Barnacle Billy’s main restaurant opens for the year on April 4, while Barnacle Billy’s, Etc. opens on May 1. It is recommended to go to the main restaurant and get a table on the deck, if possible. This way, you can enjoy a relaxing atmosphere of the surrounding Perkins Cove.
On a side note, I went to this restaurant two summers ago. It does have great food and, while I was at the restaurant, some of the patrons were enjoying lobster rolls. I have never tried a lobster roll from this restaurant, but they look delicious. Also, Barnacle Billy’s is known for their rum punch; I personally enjoy their freshly squeezed lemonade.
For one’s convenience, Ogunquit trollies frequently stop near the restaurant. Parking is also conveniently located nearby.
Top Five Best Seafood Restaurants in Ogunquit, Maine: Lobster Shack
Address: 110 Perkins Cove Road, Ogunquit, ME 03907
A popular place for seafood in Ogunquit is the Lobster Shack. Although my preferred seafood restaurant is the Oarweed Oceanside Restaurant & Lobster Pound, I have noticed many tourists enjoying lobster at the nearby Lobster Shack. Many people seem to enjoy this place to eat, as it has received great reviews on Yelp and TripAdvisor.
The Lobster Shack is also located near Barnacle Billy’s. Patrons can park in the same parking lot, and many use the trolley that stops close to the shack. It is worth noting that, since this is a lobster shack, there is a spot to eat outside as well. I would recommend the Lobster Shack to anyone who wants to eat a scrumptious lobster on a budget. This seafood restaurant is open for both lunch and dinner.
On a final note, the Lobster Shack might not have the liveliest atmosphere, but I have heard that their lobster roll is among the best in Ogunquit.
Top Five Best Seafood Restaurants in Ogunquit, Maine: Oarweed Oceanside Restaurant & Lobster Pound
Address: 65 Perkins Cove Road, Ogunquit, ME 03907
If you are looking for the best combination of seafood and spirits, then stop by Oarweed Oceanside Restaurant & Lobster Pound for lunch or dinner. Oarweed has many delicious seafood dishes, including Maine boiled lobster, baked stuffed shrimp, and haddock with lobster stuffing. The restaurant also has dishes that are not seafood, including their juicy six-ounce hamburger. Their spirits menu is also remarkable. It features a to-die-for rum punch and north of the border margarita.
I have been to this seafood restaurant plenty of times throughout the years. My personal advice is to order whatever your heart desires, as there are plenty of worthwhile entrees on the menu. As for seating, you can request wherever you would like to sit, but I prefer sitting outside when the weather is sunny and not too windy. If the weather is not cooperating, I usually sit in the far dining area of the restaurant where the atmosphere is calm and away from the coming and going of other patrons.
One more thing that I must add is that Perkins Cove can be accessed from the downtown area of Ogunquit via Marginal Way.
Top Five Best Seafood Restaurants in Ogunquit, Maine: Ogunquit Lobster Pound Restaurant
Address: 504 Main Street, Ogunquit, ME 03907
Located on the main drag of Ogunquit where there is an ample amount of places to stay, the Ogunquit Lobster Pound Restaurant is not easy to miss. This place to eat has some of the best lobster and clams in the entire state of Maine. It has such a cozy and friendly atmosphere that you feel as if you are a local. Like the other places on this list, the Ogunquit Lobster Pound Restaurant can get busy during the warm summer months. I personally recommend going when it is not busy. Moreover, to avoid a dinner rush, go to this restaurant before 6:00 pm or after 7:30 p.m.
Top Five Best Seafood Restaurants in Ogunquit, Maine: Splash
Address: 135 Beach Street, Ogunquit, ME, 03907
The last top five best seafood restaurant in Ogunquit, Maine is Splash. Conveniently located on the main beach in town, Splash is on this list due to its perfect location and great food. Splash offers a diverse menu, including a fried scallop roll and a golden fried haddock plate with French fries and cole slaw. This place to eat serves beer and wine, along with some frozen specialties, including my favorite pina colada. Lastly, if you enjoy watching the soothing waves of the Atlantic Ocean, then Splash is where you should go.
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