Mine Oyster

Jul 26, 2012

Got a chance this month to visit Mine Oyster, the great new oyster bar in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. What’s great about it? Owners Ralph and Elena for one. Ralph is the restaurateur extraordinaire behind two other Boothbay eateries, with a track record for fanatical devotion to good food and good times, and Elena is an oyster fanatic, plain and simple. What else is great? The location, right on the wharf:

The view from the back deck:

The quotes on the walls by oyster luminaries:

And most of all, of course, the oysters. Mine Oyster maintains a nice selection of Maine oysters, but the real treat is that it finds itself just a few miles downstream from Glidden Point, Barb Scully’s oyster farm widely considered to be the best in the Northeast. No other oyster bar can claim Glidden Points as its house oyster, which means that any day you are there you can be assured of crisp, briny Glidden Points that were basking in the Damariscotta River just a couple of days, if not hours, before. That + Pemaquid Ale = July perfection.

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