On your visit to the Mount Desert Island in Maine, make it a point to enjoy a scrumptious lobster dinner at one of the Southwest Harbor restaurants that dot the area surrounding the coast. After touring the rocky coast and the mountain wilderness, there is no better way to end the day than by heading to one of these restaurants for a hearty meal. Gear up for some classic Maine lobster dishes that will surely make your stay in this East Coast New England state all the more memorable.
DeMuros' Top of the Hill Restaurant
Southwest Harbor, Maine
Danny and Debby Dubois are not natives of Southwest Harbor but their passion for cooking and the island has been instilled in them by their family. The DeMuros' Top of the Hill Restaurant was opened by Debby's father in 1997. Since then, it has been delighting locals and tourists with their special lobster specialties. Try out any of their classic lobster delicacies such as baked lobster stuffed with seafood, lobster meat over alfredo linguini, and the Surf & Turf, which is a whole Maine lobster served with a 14 oz. sirloin steak. DeMuros' is probably one of the few Southwest Harbor restaurants that don't have an ocean view because it's situated right in the middle of Main Street. However, it is convenient and easily accessible from any Southwest Harbor Bed and Breakfast of your choice. As their motto goes, "When your taste buds are this happy, you don't need an ocean view!"
Red Sky Restaurant
14 Clark Point Road
Southwest Harbor, Maine
Lobster does not always have to be eaten on the seaside if it is delicately cooked and prepared by the chefs of Red Sky Restaurant. This is what makes Southwest Harbor restaurants special even if you are eating in the downtown area. The Red Sky Restaurant is open only eleven months of the year and it features a changing menu every now and then. If there is one thing that never changes about Red Sky, it is their lobster dishes that never fail to please the senses. At this time, their lobster dish is fresh lobster turnover with sautéed leeks and cream cheese, and this will surely make a most delightful meal.
Café Drydock & Inn
357 Main Street
Southwest Harbor, Maine 04679
You are sure to enjoy your stay at this Southwest Harbor Inn not only because of the elegant and cozy bedrooms, but also because its seafood restaurant is just right outside your room. Café Drydock offers only freshly-caught seafood garnished with local produce bought from the town's farmers. Scallops, shrimp, haddock and crab grace the menu, but who can ever resist the classic old Maine lobster so many people are dying to have a taste of? Café Drydock offers lobster boiled or steamed to perfection, and lobster rolls for people who would rather keep their fingers clean. Don't forget to call and reserve a table because locals and summer visitors flock to Café Drydock & Inn, easily one of the best Southwest Harbor restaurants.