At Shipyard, we’ve been brewing beer in Portland for a long time. Long enough to have experienced all the great food this city has to offer. Almost.

Through all that gastronomical journeying, we’ve found that there is no pairing quite like a Shipyard Summer Ale and a classic Maine lobster roll. We must’ve enjoyed that combo hundreds of times over the years.

As longtime Mainers and lovers of this great state’s food and beer, we thought we’d present a list of where you can snag the best lobster rolls in the greater Portland area. With a Shipyard brew in hand.

Read on, lobster heads. We’ll see you this summer.

Becky’s Diner

Becky’s is a classic Portland waterfront mainstay, and one of the Shipyard team’s favorites for breakfast, lunch, and lobster. The roll is genuine, it is beautiful; a heaping portion of freshly shucked lobster meat dressed the Maine way with mayo and lettuce sits next to a large pile of crispy fries. The fisherman or fisherwoman sitting next to you at the counter may have caught that lobster themselves. Be sure to thank ‘em.

Sea Dog Brewing Co.

With multiple locations in South Portland, Bangor, Topsham, and Camden, Sea Dog Brewing Co. is an excellent option for visitors to Maine looking for a good beer and a great lobster roll up and down the coast. Shipyard’s sister company places an equal amount of emphasis on the quality of their brewing process. The beers are top-notch, and the lobster is to die for.

Sea Dog Camden

Sea Dog Brewing Co, Camden, Maine Location

The Lobster Shack at Two Lights

Ah, Two Lights. Just ten miles south of Portland in Cape Elizabeth, where the rocky coast meets Casco Bay, sits Two Lights Lighthouse and the Lobster Shack. Come for the gorgeous scenery that is classically Maine, stay for the lobster roll that will knock your socks off. This place just screams summer in Vacationland.

Eventide Oyster Company

A lot of the recent (and glowing) press that the city of Portland has received as a renowned food city features some mention of Eventide, located on Middle Street just north of the Old Port. Try the Brown Butter Lobster Roll with a half-dozen raw Maine oysters, and you’ll find yourself in heaven. Our mouths are watering just writing this.

Susan’s Fish-N-Chips

Susan’s is a no-nonsense joint with a no-nonsense lobster roll. Equally famous for their fried seafood as they are for their delicious rolls, you simply can’t go wrong at this Portland institution. Grab a lobstah roll from Susan’s and a six-pack of Shipyard Summer Ale, and you’ve got the makings of a glorious day.

Three Dollar Deweys

Three Dollar Deweys is the Old Port’s original ale house. Find a full roster of Shipyard beers on tap, delicious pub fare, and of course, a Maine lobster roll. This roll, guaranteed to be fresh-caught, comes tossed in mayo with lettuce on a toasted New England-style roll. It pairs perfectly with Shipyard’s flagship offering Export Ale. Visit Three Dollar Deweys on Commercial Street for a truly Portland experience. We love it. You’ll want to stay a while.

The Inn on Peaks Island

Soak in the romanticism of coastal Maine at the Inn on Peaks Island. For an elevated Maine B&B experience, take the ferry from Portland to Peaks Island, where the Inn’s cottage-style accommodations will welcome you. The Inn can be experienced in myriad ways; a sunset dinner, an overnight getaway, or a weeklong vacation. However you do Peaks, one thing is guaranteed – the lobster roll will blow you away. Don’t miss it.

Inn on Peaks Island - Lobster Roll

Inn on Peaks Island