You know Lobster is a special food when you realize that there's not just one National Lobster Day but two! National Lobster Day is celebrated not only on September 25th, but also on June 15th! Here's to all the hard working lobster men and women who catch the lobsters, and the cooks preparing them and waitstaff serving them!

Colorful Lobsters Caught in Maine's Waters

There are so many different colored lobsters in the waters off Maine's coast. Check out some of the lobsters caught off of Maine's coast.

Whether you like to eat them boiled, baked, broiled or in lobster stew or in a lobster roll you're helping to support thousands of Mainers involved in the lobster industry

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The Best Restaurants in Downeast Maine for Lobster

So when your hungry out-of-state relatives or friends come to our great state, where do you take them for a mouth-watering lobster dinner?

The answer to that often asked question will be top of mind for a lot of Mainers this season, as thousands of tourists, relatives, and friends drive hundreds if not thousands of miles to take in the sights and eat what our state is most famous for, lobster.

Whether it's a lobster salad, in a hot dog roll, a broiled tail, thrown into a pot of boiling sea water, or god forbid, made into a lobster poutine, people near and far crave it, and as soon as they make it into this neck of the woods it'll be what they have for dinner that night.

While each of us already have a few favorite snack bars, take-outs, and restaurants in mind, it would be wrong of this author to pass along those personal suggestions. So, we're going to rely on the reviews of TripAdvisor to point our visitors in the right directions. We've focused on the Ellsworth and Mount Desert Island area, and here is what we found as we count our way up to the #1 most recommended place for lobster Downeast.