Leaving Maine: Scales Restaurant

After enjoying some outstanding craft beer, it was time for one last meal before going to the airport to catch my flight home. It was all about the fabulous seafood and lobster in this town, so I made sure to try Scales for my final lobster fix.

An Uber dropped me off at the spacious restaurant set back on the wharf along Portland’s historic waterfront. Once you walk inside, you’re greeted by all the fresh seafood.

The place was bright with a nice ambiance. I took a seat at the raw bar and ended up meeting a lovely couple from Mexico. We talked a bit and realized we had the same Uber driver. We currently follow one another on Instagram. Cheers!

I started off with a few raw oysters. They’re shucked right in front of you then placed on a large pile of ice scooped directly onto the bar. Loved that!

The oysters were fresh and delicious, served with lemon, house cocktail sauce, and seaweed mignonette.

Another lobster creation I had to try before leaving was the Casco Bay Lobster Stew. I ordered a cup of the rich savory stew made with  heavy cream and butter. It had great lobster flavor along with nice chunks of lobster swimming in it.

And I couldn’t leave Maine without having a steamed lobster dinner. The Steamed Maine Lobster came with coleslaw, cornbread, and drawn butter. Good stuff!

The lobster was perfectly cooked and pre-cracked for easy eating.

My meal at Scales was wonderful. I’m glad I had the chance to stop by before leaving. I loved the setup of the raw bar and my lobster dishes were super tasty.


I walked back to the hotel to grab my luggage and it was off to Portland International Jetport. I still had time for one more local beer from Shipyard Brewing Company before boarding the plane.

Portland, Maine was absolutely awesome and incredibly delicious! The title of “2018 Restaurant City of the Year” is well deserved! It felt great to finally make it to Maine. Thank you so much, Portland! Hope to be back again soon.

68 Commercial Street
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 805-0444

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