Down East Magazine Announces Semi-Finalists for "World's Best Lobster Roll Competition"

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The competition will take place at the inaugural Down East Lobster Roll Festival on Saturday, July 8 at Thompson’s Point in Portland, Maine.

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Maine’s magazine of record, Down East, announces the 12 semi-finalists for the World's Best Lobster Roll Competition, sponsored by Allagash Brewing Company. The competition will take place at the inaugural Down East Lobster Roll Festival on Saturday, July 8 at Thompson’s Point in Portland, Maine.

Dozens of lobster roll restaurants and vendors from across the U.S. submitted their application to be named to the elite list of twelve. The entries were narrowed down based on their recipe, the success of their lobster roll to date, and their statement as to why they deserved to be named the best in the world. The semi-finalists will bring samples to the festival, where 250 VIP guests will vote three competitors into the final round. A panel of expert judges, to be announced in the coming weeks, will then choose the ultimate winner who will enjoy the title of “World’s Best Lobster Roll 2017,” a trophy, and a one-page congratulatory ad in Down East magazine.

The 12 semi-finalists are:

The Lobster Lady, Phoenix, AZ and Isle au Haut, ME
The Clam Shack — Kennebunk, ME
Bob’s Clam Hut — Kittery, ME
Cousins Maine Lobster — Los Angeles, CA and Various Locations
C-Ray Lobster — Bar Harbor, ME
Bite Into Maine — Cape Elizabeth, ME
The Highroller Lobster Co. — Portland, ME
Northern Maine Community College — Presque Isle, ME
Eventide Oyster Co. — Portland, ME
Luke’s Lobster — New York, NY and Various Locations
Freshies Lobster Co. — Park City, Utah
Stonington Ice Cream Company — Stonington, ME

Tickets to the semi-final round of the competition are going fast and are expected to sell out this week. Visit to purchase.

The competition, the first-ever large-scale contest in Maine showcasing the state’s iconic snack, will be the anchor event to a larger family-friendly afternoon of activity that will include everything from live music to an interactive kid’s area to Maine-made vendors and refreshments. A project of the state’s legacy publication, Down East magazine, the Down East Lobster Roll Festival seeks to illuminate the spirit and culture of Maine by offering an afternoon of some good old-fashioned summer fun. More information about the festival, including a full list of sponsors, and a link to the festival’s ticket sales can be found at

Contact: Kathleen Fleury
Editor-in-Chief, Down East magazine

About Down East magazine:
Down East Enterprise, Inc., is a multimedia company based in Camden, Maine. The company’s flagship publication, Down East: The Magazine of Maine, is the largest paid-circulation magazine dedicated to the Pine Tree State. For more than six decades, Down East has been the authority on Maine, and today continues to capture the reader’s attention with an insider look at contemporary life in Maine. People who love Maine love Down East.

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