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Chauncey Creek Is Almost Perfect…

Chauncey Creek Lobster Pier is tucked away down a curvy Maine seacoast road without a hint of the nearby I-95 roar.  The pier is on a narrow wooden deck with brightly painted picnic tables perched on a picturesque fresh tidal creek. Could I really be just an hour from Boston but here in Kittery, Maine?  It feels so far away.

The super fresh Maine-caught lobster and the pristine view are reason enough to make the journey.  “Four to five ounces of lobster in the hamburger roll,” proudly announces the friendly teenager taking orders.  It’s dressed the way I like it with mayonnaise, celery salt, and lemon juice, accompanied by salty ridged potato chips and a dill pickle slice.  It’s also BYOB.  On a weekday, there are a few customers and no competition for the tables right by the creek with a lovely view.  It’s relaxing to be sitting by water in the woods with a lobster roll and a beer.

Sadly—for me—their rolls are un-grilled and without butter, served at room temp.  I’m a stickler for toasted buns. The ambiance is lovely—a perfect summer moment.  Well, almost perfect.  ($14.95+tax) Tel 207-439-1030, Chauncey Creek Road, Kittery Point, Maine.  (Open May-Columbus Day)

 


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