Saturday, August 02, 2008
Greetings from Kittery Point Maine: Chauncey Creek Lobster Pier
If you start the drive from New York City to Maine somewhat early in the morning, you can pass over the Piscataqua Bridge on I95 between New Hampshire and Maine by about lunch. And, that being the case, you should make a bee line for a nearby lobster place. Luckily for you, the Chauncey Creek Lobster Pier is to be found in Kittery Point, a short drive from exit 2 on I95 once you get into Maine (16 Chauncey Creek Road, Kittery Point, ME 03905: 207-439-1030).
Chauncey Creek is located on the creek itself. It consists of several small buildings (one to cook lobsters and the other two seemingly to cook everything else they serve). There are many tables overlooking the creek. They are covered, and if you go in winter, there is a heated area. The lobsters and steamers were quite tasty. They are the only place I have ever been that sells lobster rolls on a round bun. The only thing they don't sell that I like is fried clams. However, if there is something that you want that they don't have, you can feel free to bring it in. This includes beer, wine, and for that matter, fried clams. They are pretty cool about all of that stuff.
Getting up at 6:30 to make the drive north is hard. Stopping at Chauncey's 5 minutes after you get over the bridge reminds you why its worth it.