Opening for the season, May 2, 2014 - Get Crackin'!

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Portland Lobster Company

No Maine restaurant roundup would be complete without a lobster shack. There is no shortage of the red crustaceans in Portland, but not all lobster rolls are created equal: Many have more mayo than meat, unless you're at Portland Lobster Company (pictured, above right). This laid-back eatery, found on the dock near Commercial Street, is a quintessential example of the genre: All ordering is done at the cashier, and there is seating both indoors and at outdoor picnic tables shaded by red umbrellas. Regardless of where you settle, you will find yourself holding onto the plastic lobster buzzer for dear life as you await your order. Non-lobster items like fried clams and the crab and avocado wrap are worth tasting, but why not start with a roll? The fresh lobster meat has a slight buttery glaze and is nestled into a toasted and buttered bun. The accompanying fries are crispy and just too delicious to pass up, and the coleslaw is dressed with the ideal amount of poppy seed vinaigrette. (180 Commercial St.; 207-775-2112; Portlandlobstercompany.com)

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VIRTUAL VISIT TO PLC:

For several years, the Portland Lobster Company has offered the very freshest Maine seafood, live entertainment and the best view in all of Portland!

Picture yourself choosing from our full menu including "Maine's Best Lobster Roll," lobster dinners, steamers, fried claims and chowder, salads and wraps, appetizers and local desserts; then stopping by our outdoor tented bar for an ice-cold locally brewed beer or a glass of fine wine which you can enjoy at our sit-down bar or on our lengthy dock overlooking the gorgeous Portland Harbor in the heart of the Old Port.

Come on down to the Portland Lobster Company, located on the waterfront on Portland's bustling Commercial Street, where the music is live, the food is always fresh and delicious and the view is the best in town! "Get Crackin!"

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Thanks to The Best of Portland for this virtual quicktime visit to the Portland Lobster company! Get Crackin'!