You can't always judge a lobster roll by the window it comes out of. According to, Bayview Takeout located on Beals Island is the mothership of lobster rolls.

Look at this picture and tell me it doesn't give you a grumble in your tumble. Generous chunks of lobster meat and just the right amount of mayo atop a lightly buttered roll. And look! They even give you the claw. That is almost unheard of in the land of lobster rolls.

And Bayview's expertise doesn't stop at the lobby rolls. They are also fried seafood connoisseurs and offer one of the best fried clam plates this side of the Saco. It's a bit of shlep, but if you ever find yourself in this neck of the woods, Bayview's takeout window deserves some of your attention.