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“Best Lobstah Roll”

Shannon's Unshelled
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
Description: Locally owned and operated, Shannon's Unshelled delivers a traditional lobster roll on-the-go. Conveniently located at 11 Granary Way, in the heart of downtown Boothbay Harbor, we greatly value our customer's satisfaction by providing a fresh, quality lobster roll at an affordable price! Customers are sure to enjoy the stunning ocean view atmosphere, friendly service, and the tight knit community of Boothbay Harbor Maine.
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Description: Locally owned and operated, Shannon's Unshelled delivers a traditional lobster roll on-the-go. Conveniently located at 11 Granary Way, in the heart of downtown Boothbay Harbor, we greatly value our customer's satisfaction by providing a fresh, quality lobster roll at an affordable price! Customers are sure to enjoy the stunning ocean view atmosphere, friendly service, and the tight knit community of Boothbay Harbor Maine.
Reviewed 21 July 2014

We went to Gloucester, MA for two days. Tried a lobster roll and it wasn't great. Went to Bear Skin Neck and tried a Lobstah roll at Roy Moores and it was much better than the first. We then stopped in Kennebunkport, ME at Allisons Restaurant to try their Lobstah roll because they claim there's is the best, Nope it wasn't. Our last stop was in Boothbay Harbor, ME and we decided to try Shannon's Unshelled. Freakin Amazing is all we can say! A very nice young couple are running Shannon's and they know how to do a Lobstah Roll Right! You won't regret stopping at Shannon's Unshelled.

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Reviewed 21 July 2014

spent week in mass and maine. had a lobster roll at 5 different places. except i had 2 at shannons!the very best,by far.already wishing i was back,knowing i will probably never get another lobster roll like that!!!

Thank greg s
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

This is exactly what we hoped to find when we went to Maine -- spectacularly fresh seafood, carefully prepared, with no fuss or unnecessary add-ons. My husband and I both ordered a large lobster roll, and LOVED it. The lobster had been swimming in the ocean a few hours before we ate it. It was freshly picked, and there was TONS of it on each grilled, buttery roll. It was just divine. The "ambiance" is gritty, but friendly and social. If you love real people and perfect seafood, this is your place -- bypass the poseury tourist traps and give Shannon your business. We would have gone here for the perfect lobster roll every day of our vacation if we could have.

2  Thank Sarah S
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

This is a new business, just a small Lobster Roll shack, about the size of a garden shed, down by the harbor. They do one thing, and they do it exceptionally well-- fresh Lobster Rolls.

These are proper lobster rolls-- big chunks of fresh lobster meat, served in a toasted roll, with a little side of melted butter. These are not those crappy "Lobster salad rolls" you get in a lot of places, where you get some lesser amount of shredded lobster with mayo and celery and who-knows-what-else, glopped into a stale hotdog roll.

Service if friendly, and quick. While it is a Lobster Shack (no inside seating), they do have a couple of picnic tables available.

The prices are good, too: You can get a small Roll for $12, or a large one for $16. That's about what you'd pay at a lot of other places for much lower quality. It is a terrific value when you consider how much lobster meat you get!
I can't wait to go back!

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Thank rcboater
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

Opened only 13 days, Shannon and Jake at Shannon's Unshelled Lobster Rolls are off to an incredible start. Find them near the Footbridge and the municipal parking lot near the water in Boothbay Harbor. Their Lobster Rolls are priced fairly and are outstanding. I am comparing them to Reds' Eats and Spragues in Wiscassett. I would drive 1/2 hour for those, but now no longer. I am sold on Shannons Unshelled. It is adorable, clean, lovely and fun. Little picnic tables with umbrellas to eat at. The view is fine. Convenient. Great for families, too. They have a very limited menu which means they will be expert at what they do. (Hot dogs are also available along with bags of chips and whoopie pies.) It is so beautifully decorated, too. Hoping they will be there for a long time. Catch them from 11 am - 7pm, though they may extend hours until 9 pm. Beverages, too, are limited. Water, rootbeer and blueberry soda. But the Lobster Rolls are perfect! Grilled roll, lots of lobster, delicious melted butter on the side made with cream and salt or mayo on the side for those who prefer that style. It is a great find for a quick delicious Lobster Roll at a fair price! Next time I expect there may be a line. Convenient for those who want to grab and go as well. Limited seating.

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Thank Beachfan48
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