Winner of the James Beard Restaurant Award!

"First, there’s the drive in, a lovely trip along the peninsula south of busy Rockland (where the Maine Lobster Festival is held every August). Down here it’s a scene from a Wyeth canvas: forests of black spruce abutting saltwater farms; the scent of pine mingled with seaweed. Between a meadow and a rocky beach sits Waterman’s humble shack, with two dozen picnic tables scattered around a lawn and a tented deck. The day’s haul is steamed over salt water, which gives the meat a briny tang while keeping it firm. Kids and grandparents hunt for shells on the beach while a dog chases a Frisbee across the field." —Peter Jon Lindberg ("The 10 Best Lobster Shacks in Maine",

"WOW!!!!!!!!!!: fresh, delicious... amazing pie and scenery to die for... or better yet just relax and enjoy... got my sister a gift certificate for her birthday and can't wait to go back myself"

Our bulletin board and James Beard Award for you to look at!

Lon B. Isaacson and Elissa R. Sperling find their way to Waterman's Beach Lobster from Los Angeles. Culinary travelers intent on creating an alluring blend of stories to enliven their semi-retirement, they are delighted to have discovered true tableside elegance in a simple, wholesome regional meal, now famous as a James Beard winner.

-Lon B. Isaacson
Westwood, Los Angeles, CA

Lorri getting ready to cook two 3 lb lobsters.

343 Waterman's Beach Road, South Thomaston, Maine