Where to get the best seafood in Tenants Harbor, Maine

Stephen L Dalton

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The Tenants Harbor Light Station on the National Registry of Historic Places.Free photo - Maine Encyclopedia

For whatever reason, you are in Tenants Harbor, Maine, whether for business or pleasure, you need to try each of these seafood restaurants and visit the Tenants Harbor Light Station, which is on the National Registry of Historic Places (NRHP). Tenants Harbor is a village of Saint George in Know County.

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From 1820 until 1870, the shipbuilders here built nearly 70 schooners, according to the Maine Encyclopedia. The residents here are mostly fisherfolk who haul lobster traps from the Atlantic Ocean, dig clams and mussels, and scooping scallops for the various local restaurants to cook and serve.

For most visitors to Tenants Harbor, the light station, commissioned in 1857, is the height of their visit, other than the seafood. Some go to Tenants Harbor, just for the seafood.

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The American Legion Hall and Tenants Harbor Post Office.By the author.

One building serves as the American Legion/VFW Hall and the Post Office. It’s a quaint Maine village or what many would call “a one-horse town,” with multiple seafood restaurants.

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Google Maps screenshot of St. George & Tenants Harbor, Maine.By the author.

Luke’s Lobster

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Dockside parking.By the owner - Facebook.

The price per meal in Luke’s Lobster ranges between $15 and $40. So, not bad for a seafood dinner. Dockside parking and dining are available where you will find only the freshest seafood with a full bar on the Coast of Maine. I enjoyed the Haddock dinner, which covered my plate.

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Luke's Lobster rolls and Allagash Beer.By the author.

They're located at 12 Commercial Street and 3 Boatyard Road in Tenants Harbor, Maine. Their hours of operation are from 11 am to 8 pm daily. Call (207) 604-3148 for takeout, curbside pickup, and call ahead orders. Facebook Page

Neffsays said, “My girlfriend and I were fortunate to discover Luke's after visiting the Port Clyde Lighthouse and museum. It's a simple, no-frills setup. We relaxed out back on a picnic style bench with a bay view and enjoyed the best-fried clams I've ever tasted.”

Lobster at Luke's on Tenants Harbor

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A view from the East Wind Inn at Tenants Harbor, Maine.By the owner.

The Quarry Tavern

The Quarry Tavern is located in the East Wind Inn at 21 Mechanic Street. I had the Seared haddock & lobster with carrots, sauteed greens, portobello mushrooms, and grilled focaccia. My partner had the fried haddock cakes with tartar sauce and a green salad.

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The Quarry's grilled salmon.By the author.

Their hours of operation for dinner are Thursday thru Monday from 5 pm to 9 pm, and they are closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Call ahead or for takeout at (207) 372-8064. You can download their printable dinner menu here. Facebook Page

TBird38 said, “The fish and chips were the best I've had hands down with a nice crunchy and flavorful batter and succulent fish. The parmesan bar chips are a must order item - fresh fried potato chips with a dusting of parmesan and other seasonings.”

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The Happy Clam.By the owner - Facebook.

The Happy Clam Pub and Eatery

I don’t know if the clam was happy, but we sure were. Everything from the kitchen and the bar was delicious, served promptly, and with a friendly smile.

Cedar plank haddock with lemon tarragon. Topped with scallops. By the owner - Facebook.

The Happy Clam is located at 13 River Road. Their hours of operation are open Wednesday to Sunday from 11 am to 8 pm. Make reservations by calling (207) 372-8999. Facebook Page

Closing thoughts

As you can see, there are a variety of excellent seafood restaurants in Tenants Harbor, Maine. Regardless of what type of seafood you’re craving, you'll find they all have a unique flavor and style at a reasonable price.

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Stephen Dalton is a retired US Army First Sergeant with a degree in journalism from the University of Maryland. Top Writer in Virtual Reality, Sports, Short Story, Design, and Creativity. I especially like writing about design and home improvements.

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