Maine Lobster Week, the State’s First Weeklong Celebration of Lobster, Will Be Held September 19-25, 2021

May 26, 2021

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PORTLAND, ME — The inaugural Maine Lobster Week will be held September 19-25, 2021 with lobster shacks, diners, food trucks and restaurants across the state preparing Maine lobster in dishes ranging from classic lobster rolls to fine dining multi-course meals. The lobster-licious event is sponsored by the Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative to celebrate Maine’s most popular seafood. Maine Lobster Week concludes on September 25, National Lobster Day.

“For generations, Maine’s lobster fishery has supported thousands of Maine families and served as a major economic force for our state’s coastal communities,” said Senator Collins.  “In addition to advocating for policies that support the industry, I am proud to recognize the Mainers who work every day to catch, process, ship, and serve our state’s prized crustacean.  Maine Lobster Week will celebrate the dedicated individuals and businesses who make the Maine lobster fishery one of the best-managed in the world and help draw millions of visitors to our state each summer.”

“For generations, Maine lobster has been world-renowned as the best of the best. The fishery makes significant economic contributions to our state, supporting communities up and down our coast and driving tourism as folks flock to Vacationland from far and wide to dig into a Maine lobster,” said Senator Angus King (I-Maine). “None of this success would be possible without the hardworking Maine people who support this industry – from the lobstermen working the waters, to the processors and dealers who help this important catch reach restaurants and grocery stores, to the chefs who turn our state’s favorite crustacean into a classic lobster roll or a creative new dish. As this industry continues to face challenges, including the lingering effects of President Trump’s trade wars and the threat of burdensome federal regulation, it is critical that we support Maine’s lobster industry however possible. During Maine Lobster Week, I want to express my gratitude for everyone who makes our state’s lobster industry a global success story. Now let’s eat!”

After a difficult year for everyone, we’re very excited to help drive business for lobstermen and restaurants with the first-ever Maine Lobster Week,” said Marianne LaCroix, Executive Director of the Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative. “It’s a great opportunity for locals and visitors to show their support for two beloved Maine industries.”

Restaurants planning to participate in Maine Lobster Week this year include:

  • Bao Bao, Portland
  • The Boathouse Restaurant, Kennebunkport, home to the Maine Lobster Suite
  • David’s, Portland
  • DiMillo’s, Portland
  • Eventide, Portland
  • EVO, Portland
  • Hartsone Inn, Camden
  • The Highroller Lobster Company, Portland
  • The Honey Paw, Portland
  • Petite Jacqueline, Portland
  • Sea Glass, Inn by the Sea, Cape Elizabeth
  • Tao Yuan, Brunswick
  • Union River Lobster Pot, Ellsworth

Details about the participating venues will be posted on mainelobsterweek.com beginning in July. The three course prix fixe meals will range from $45 to $65 per person; while lobster rolls, brunch and lobster breakfast dishes will be priced a la carte.

Restaurants interested in participating should reach out to Gillian Britt, gillian@gbritt.com, or Kara Morrison, kmorrison@lobsterfrommaine.com. There is no fee for restaurants to participate.

About Maine Lobster Week:

Maine Lobster Week is a statewide celebration of Maine lobster, held September 19-25. Participating locations will serve dishes ranging from the classic Maine lobster roll to fine dining multi-course meals. The event is sponsored by the Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative and created and run by Gillian Britt, co-founder of Maine Restaurant Week, Eat Drink Lucky and partner in Harvest on the Harbor. Maine Lobster Week is additionally supported by the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram and Eat Drink Lucky.

For more information visit Mainelobsterweek.com or check out @mainelobsterweek on Facebook and Instagram, and search the hashtag #mainelobsterweek.