Succulent Seafood: Camden's Best Maine Lobster Eateries

Camden restaurants offer a variety of splendid cuisine, but what will really knock your socks off is their New England lobsters served fresh from the Camden Harbor waters. From casual to fine dining, Camden is sure to please the seafood lover inside everyone.

Natalie's Restaurant
83 Bayview Street
Camden Harbor
Camden, Maine 04843
207.236.7008/800.236.4266
www.batakuesrestaurant.com

Designed in euro chic, Natalie's is a AAA four diamond award-winning restaurant, and for good reason. Chef Lawrence Klang's creations are mouth watering. While always using fresh ingredients, the Chef manages to pair unique flavors while crafting beautiful colors, tantalizing both your eyes and your taste buds. Natalie's doesn't falter in the lobster department either. Using a modern take, creative lobster appetizers, soups, salads and entrees fill the menu for a tempting indulgence. Serving dinner seven days a week from 5:30 until 9:30 pm (reservations recommended), this restaurant serves up generous portions, has a vivacious atmosphere and a pleasant staff to boot.

The Waterfront Restaurant
40 Bayview Street
Camden Harbor
Camden, Maine 04843
waterfrontcamden.com

A waterside restaurant, Waterfront's location is just one of the many upsides this dining facility has to offer. If lobster is on your mind, this is where you want to satisfy your craving. Beyond delicious, per pound Waterfront's lobster pricing really can't be beaten. The menu items are purchased locally from fisherman and farmers making the ingredients crisp, juicy and fresh. The atmosphere is always lively and animated, yet comfortable for guests to sit back and relax. Waterfront's business motto certainly sums the restaurant up nicely, "We are not spectacular, dazzling, or brilliant but our food is good, healthy and easy to eat." Reservations are not necessary and the restaurant is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner.

Bayview Lobsters
1 Bayview Landing
Camden Harbor
Camden, Maine 04843
207.236.2005
www.bayviewlobster.com/ordereze/default.aspx

When considering a lobster dinner, Bayview Lobsters should only be given one thought before heading there from your Camden Inn. Located on the waterfront of Camden Harbor, you will find that the lobster is not only perfectly cooked, but fresh off a boat that very day. The menu will intrigue everyone, offering dining options from that of a clam shack to a more delicate cuisine, and with the owners always on site, you are guaranteed a delectable meal with impeccable service. You'll find the pricing fairly reasonable for such a scrumptious dining experience. The restaurant ambiance is casual yet quaint, and the views of one of New England's most beautiful harbors are spectacular whether dining indoor or out. Open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner, this restaurant is a "must-eat." Reservations are not needed.

Atlantica
Restaurant
1 Bayview Landing
Camden Harbor
Camden, Maine 04843
207.236.0611/888.507.8515
www.atlanticarestaurant.com

The cuisine at Atlantic is all things seafood. Serving lobster stew with a vermouth reduction, and an olive oil grilled lobster paired with rosemary potatoes and parsley pernod butter. Other dishes of steaks, oysters, lamb and scallops will entice anyone with an enthusiastic appetite. All ingredients are locally fresh produce and seafood, and Atlantic has a wonderful wine list to top it off. Space is limited in both indoor and outdoor seating, reservations are recommended. Dinner served Thursday through Monday, 5 to 9pm.

Francine
55 Chestnut St
Camden, ME 04843-2211
(207) 230-0083
www.francinebistro.com

Francine's has discovered how to combine an amazing seafood establishment with a bustling French bistro. Chef Brian Hill manages to indulge all your senses: sizzling plates, boisterous colors, divine flavors, savory aromas and unique textures. He keeps the blend of seasonings simple from the local ingredients used. Francine's is conveniently located from walking distance from most Camden Bed and Breakfasts. Dinner is served Tuesday through Saturday from 5:30 to 10pm.