Right across the street from the pounding surf of Long Sands Beach, dependable Lobster Cove is a good choice when the family is too tired to cook or drive off the beach. A "feed" is what you'll get here: Breakfast consists of standard diner choices like omelets, pancakes, and eggs Benedict, while lunch runs to burgers and sandwiches. But dinner is prime time, when cars with out-of-state plates pack into the little dirt lot and the shore dinner of lobster, corn on the cob, clam chowder, and steamed clams is hefty, popular, and good. Lobster pie is another old-fashioned New England favorite on the menu, and they also do lobster rolls, clam rolls, steaks, steamed clams with butter, and broiled seafood, too. Old-timey Maine dessert choices include a wild blueberry pie (a must-order, in season) or warmed bread pudding with whiskey sauce. They've got a liquor license and a long cocktail menu, as well. Inoffensive and unfancy it may be, but it fits the bill in certain situations.
- Brian Kevin