Sunday, July 22, 2007

Greetings From Maine: Harraseeket Lunch and Lobster

Greetings from Maine! We just finished visiting Boy #1 in camp, and right now I am sitting in the airplane yet again, waiting to take off. We were number 49 to take off going, and they have delayed us for an hour on a Sunday afternoon because of "volume" in NYC. Next year we drive. Except for getting to and leaving part, Maine is a great place to visit. The lovely wife, boy #2 and I have had to opportunity to drive around, trying lobster places in a variety of places. Today I will write about the first one of these: The Harraseeket Lunch and Lobster in South Freeport. (Main St.-So. Freeport, ME. (207-865-4888).

In general, Freeport doesn’t do it for me. I don’t like to shop, and the one thing that we really wanted, a Transformers “Optimus Prime” action figure, was nowhere to be seen. Having said that, the Harraseeket Inn, the hotel we stayed at, was lovely. For me, the real Harraseeket action is about four miles from the hotel, at the Haraseeket Lunch and Lobster. This Haraseeket is full of excellent steamers, tasty lobsters, and an assortment of fried goodness, including fresh belly clams. They also have some of the best desserts available at a lobster shack. The lovely wife really liked the apple pie. The lemon meringue pie is good, and quite huge.

Some things to remember when you go: first is that the place is cash only, although they do have an ATM if you are short of cash. Second of all, there are two lines: one for steamed food and one for everything else. The lines can be really long a nice summer day, and tag teaming helps. If the weather is really terrible, its much quicker and there is indoor and under canopy seating. There is an express line for drinks and dessert, so you can always get that later. Seats are hard to come by when the place is busy. Finally, you can try calling your order in and then picking it up. I don't promise that will always work, but its worth a try.

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