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“Yankee Magazine Had it Right!”

McLoons Lobster Shack
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, Soups
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Following the highest rating of this summer’s Lobster Issue of Yankee magazine, we drove down to McCloon’s a couple of weeks ago. The drive was scenic and enjoyable. The Shack was tucked in behind a huge seafood processing facility (so typically Maine coast).

The crowds were large and parking was problematic, but that was probably in part due to both the PR from Yankee and a local painting class.. Despite all that, the we were served efficiently by the young staff who delivered our order right to our table.

The lobster rolls were indeed excellent (get with both!), and the sides were a bonus. From what I heard around me, I suspect the other menu items were of equal quality. The harbor scenery added a special flavor.

While it’s a bit difficult to get to, you cannot go wrong. It’s worth the trip. (See other Trip Advisor reviews which support this one.)

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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

No fuss, but buttery muss. McLoons is simple and direct. Outdoor dining with a spectacular view and freshly prepared seafood. Service is friendly and really strives to please.

The lobster rolls are substantial and delicious. Grilled corn on the cob is fresh with sear marks and a dusting of spice. On a sunny afternoon this is the perfect spot to stop, relax and enjoy the bounty of the sea.

The grounds are exceptionally clean and the picnic tables turn over quite quickly.
Washrooms are porta-potties but well maintained.

We had a memorable lunch by the sea and will happily return.

Thank Ceilidh53
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

(San Franciscans on a first time ever 11 day trip to coastal Maine between Portland and Bar Harbor. Locating the best seafood a priority (we never got to eat meat during all 11 days!)).
At the end of the end of the road and a peninsula (in fact it's really on an island). Totally great ride out there; beautiful setting; typical lobster shack in that I believe there’s no indoor seating. You sit on the water and if you want a lobster, someone goes and hauls it out of the water. But it’s the lobster roll that gets McLoon’s on to everybody’s list from newspapers to magazines to tourist guides etc. Nevertheless it is sufficiently out of the way that we did not find crowds there + of course you would have gone to see the Owls Head Lighthouse on the way.

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Thank nurealam
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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Try there lobster roll and
Lobster stew
Delicious
Service is quick
Setting is pretty
Picnic tables and paper plates
But it is a nice place for a short visit

Thank Doreen R
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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

A delightful Maine lobsters shack overlooking a very beautiful bay, full of character and delicious lobster lunch

Thank thedove88
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