We thought that there may have been something fishy about this poll. Well, there is.

A week ago we put the question out there, "Where is the best seafood served in eastern Maine?" Turns out that people really like their seafood in this area of Maine. Go figure.

Clams, shrimp, haddock, mussels, scallops, salmon, and of course sweet-tasting lobster, whether it's on a plate or in a roll, we love it!  We go to our favorite take-out or our favorite dine-in restaurant for it, and then when we don't feel like cooking, there's some of us that know our favorite seafood is really not that far away at all, but in our very own kitchen.

Over the past few months, we've passed along our poll results for hamburgerspizzaChinese foodsteakhousesItalian sandwichesbreakfastbarbeque, and ice cream.  Now, we have the results from our seafood poll.

Here are the top five:

#5 - The Lobstah Buoy food truck, Bangor

#4 - Trenton Bridge Lobster Pound, Trenton

#3 - Angler's Restaurants, Hampden and Searsport

#2 - McLaughlin's Lobster, Seafood and Take-Out, Bangor

#1 - Eagle's Nest, Brewer

Congratulations to everyone at the Eagle's Nest Restaurant at 1016 North Main Street in Brewer for coming out on top of our poll.

It must be worthy, as over the years when someone from away would ask one of my co-workers here at the radio station where to get a good lobster roll, no matter who was asked they would respond with "the Eagle's Nest." We also hear that while their lobster rolls may be infamous that their very generous seafood platter certainly won't leave you hungry.

Special recognition goes to Bagaduce Lunch in Penobscot, Union River Lobster Pot in Ellsworth, and Governor's in Ellsworth, Bangor, and Old Town.

Thanks to everyone that took our latest food poll!

The Best Restaurants in Downeast Maine for Lobster

So when your hungry out-of-state relatives or friends come to our great state, where do you take them for a mouth-watering lobster dinner?

The answer to that often asked question will be top of mind for a lot of Mainers this season, as thousands of tourists, relatives, and friends drive hundreds if not thousands of miles to take in the sights and eat what our state is most famous for, lobster.

Whether it's a lobster salad, in a hot dog roll, a broiled tail, thrown into a pot of boiling sea water, or god forbid, made into a lobster poutine, people near and far crave it, and as soon as they make it into this neck of the woods it'll be what they have for dinner that night.

While each of us already have a few favorite snack bars, take-outs, and restaurants in mind, it would be wrong of this author to pass along those personal suggestions. So, we're going to rely on the reviews of TripAdvisor to point our visitors in the right directions. We've focused on the Ellsworth and Mount Desert Island area, and here is what we found as we count our way up to the #1 most recommended place for lobster Downeast.

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