Tips for Eating Delicious Maine Lobster

August 10th, 2013 Fontenay Terrace Motel

You can’t visit Maine and fail to try the country’s best seafood delicacy! No doubt family and friends will want to try a few different places while staying here, and that’s especially true if you’ve never had lobster (particularly from Maine).

Succulent meat is your reward after removing it from the shell, but you have to conquer that task first. Not only do you have to remove the shell, but also, you have to do it in a dignified, yet effective way, so you don’t announce that you have no clue how to eat lobster.


Below, you’ll find a few steps for eating lobster, and a few extra tips to go with them!

Places to Stay and Eat Lobster in Kennebunkport Maine

  1. Twist off the lobster claws
  2. Crack each knuckle w/ a seafood cracker or nutcracker
  3. Remove the meat from the claw
  4. Separate the tail from the body, including the flippers.
  5. Use a fork to push the tail meat out in one piece.
  6. Discard the tomalley, or the green substance in the shell
  7. Open the body and crack the torso apart in the center
  8. Extract the meat from the legs first, and then separate the shell from the rest of the meat.


Tips to Consider

Places to Stay and Eat Lobster in Kennebunkport Maine


  • Crack the shell away from your body, and never underestimate the power of a lobster bib. Have a little fun with it; you’re never too old to keep clean!
  • Try a few different places before you determine your feelings on lobster, and never judge lobster if you haven’t eaten delectable Maine lobster.


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