Saturday, April 7, 2012
The Quest for Maine Lobster
Long way from home this time, in the great state of Maine, yep time for another Dinner, Drive-in and Dive.
Well what can I say; when in Maine you eat lobster and it just so happen that was our quest. My wife Signe
had her heart set on a great big Maine lobster, and was not taking NO for an answer. That how we ended up at The Porthole Restaurant located in Portland Harbor on the picturesque Casco Bay.
Extreme dive comes to mind but again in a good way, as you walk down alley/ road/ delivery entrance
to the front door that is on the side of the building.
Once in, things start to change as you are hit with unbelievable smells coming from the kitchen;
I was hungry already before I got to the table. Once at the table we were greeted by our waiter, super talkative young fellow, told us his whole life story while we were eating.
Inside is what you would imagine kind of a nautical theme with lots of old signs with prices from the long ago past,
I might mention. Ha-ha.
Anyway the tables were cool
and the service was great…TIME TO ORDER…Houston we have a problem!!! No lobster, well I should say no whole lobster, come to find out the Porthole does not sell a whole lobster, trust me you could get it a million other ways there but not a whole one. Guys I bet you know what that means if you have been married as long as I have and your wife wants a whole lobster…that's right you settle for an appetizer and move on to the next place.
We ended up getting some crab patties before moving on for our quest for lobster.
I got to admit most likely the best patties I have ever put in my mouth…my wife thought the same…but our quest for the whole lobster must go on and it did.
I would give the Porthole Restaurant a double thumbs up, great food, great atmosphere and fresh, fresh seafood. Wish I would have been in town another day to try some more things on the menu…maybe next time.
Biker friendly, I would say yes but maybe for a different reason than you might think…THE PARKING!!! To be honest parking anywhere at the harbor sucks, big time and it appears to me parking a bike near the door would save you a whole lot of walking.
Till next time