Pass the butter, the results are in!

There is nothing like eating a sweet-tasting lobster roll from your favorite restaurant or take-out sometime during the short summer months here in Maine.  Most lobster lovers know exactly where that lobster roll is located, and some will even drive miles to get it!

Through out this summer we held a variety of food polls, so far our online readers and on air listeners have told us where to fine the very best barbeque foodhamburgerspizzaChinese foodsteakhousesItalian sandwichesbreakfast, and ice cream stands.

Now, after hundreds of votes comes the tastiest, most yummiest results of them all, the very best lobster rolls served up in eastern Maine!  Here are the Top 10 results.

#10 - Warren's Waterfront Restaurant, Bucksport

#9 - There's A Treat Take-Out, Deer Isle

#8 - Jones Lobster Company, Holden

#7 - Young's Lobster Pound, Belfast

#6 - Bagaduce Lunch, Penobscot

#5 - Friar's Brew House, Bucksport

#4 - Crosby's Drive-In, Bucksport

#3 - Eagle's Nest, Brewer

#2 - Carrier's Mainly Lobster, Bucksport

#1 - The Lobster Buoy, Bangor

Congratulations to The Lobster Buoy, "Bangor's original fresh shucked food truck" that's usually set up on the Odlin Road.  And wow, with 4 out of the top 10 within our list, it looks like Bucksport may be the place to stop for a lobster roll if you're traveling route 1 in either direction.

Special recognition goes to McLaughlin's Lobster & Seafood in Bangor, Quoddy Bay Lobster in Eastport (which is closed this year), Lunch on the Wharf in Corea, and Perry Long's Lobster Pound in Surry.

Once again, we're happy to share our poll results with you, BUT, don't expect us to share our lobster roll!

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.

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