Maine has over 6,000 lakes and ponds and is on the top 10 list of states with the longest coastlines on the Atlantic Ocean. Spending time in a boat on the water is natural for most Mainers. Restaurants located on the shores of our waters have seized the opportunity to offer Maine's boaters dock and dine service. These four spots, both on the ocean and in freshwater lakes, are top notch eateries for even the hungriest of captains.

Kelly's Landing on Moosehead Lake

Location: Greenville Junction, Moosehead Lake

Trip Advisor Reviewers Say:

"Very good food for dinner and it was very reasonably priced. I had a Lobster "pie" which was extremely good. Service was extremely friendly and efficient."

"Two lunches right on the water in their outdoor seating area. Best way to enjoy the lake after a long hike worked up a big appetite. Service really good. Good desserts!"

Dolphin Marina and Restaurant in Harpswell

Location: Harpswell, Casco Bay

Trip Advisor Reviewers Say:

"The Maine clam cakes were wonderful and the best I've had in Maine. Many of the entres are served with their homemade blueberry muffins. The view is lovely and there is a nice deck area if you want to eat outside. The restaurant is family owned and well worth the ride to get there."

"We were sailing in Casco Bay and ordered takeaway fish chowder for lunch, eaten on the boat with blueberry muffins. It tasted delicious. I would happily return to eat in."

The Lobster Dock in Boothbay Harbor

Location: Boothbay Harbor

Trip Advisor Reviewers Say: 

"Nice outside dining with a large menu with delicious seafood!"

"Laid back, casual on the water. Great crab stuffed shrimp! Excellent portions! Will definitely go back again!"

The Landing in South China

Location: South China, China Lake

Trip Advisor Reviewers Say: 

"The landing serves ice cream, fried clams, pizza, and so much more. As a boater on China Lake we love the fact that we can dock our boat there and get lunch or a snack. Food is good and comes pretty quick. The picnic tables looking out at the lake are a nice touch."