Perkins Cove, a harbor located along Ogunquit, Maine's southwest coast, boasts spring and summer deep sea diving and river cruising opportunities. Perkins Cove's location also lends convenient access to Ogunquit area attractions such as the Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Ogunquit Beach and the Ogunquit Heritage Museum. When in the area, savor the local flavor at one of Perkins Cove's numerous restaurants that offer ocean-side views and signature spins on New England-style seafood dishes and traditional American comfort foods.
Perkins Cove Lobster Shack
Established in 1947, Perkins Cove Lobster Shack presents a casual dining atmosphere decorated with wooden furnishings and nautical wall art. The restaurant offers its namesake dish steamed with side dishes such as cole slaw, toasted rolls and corn. Additional eponymous alternatives include lobster club sandwiches, lobster rolls, lobster stew and lobster wraps. Perkins Cove also prepares house-made chili and seafood chowder, 6 oz. hamburgers and haddock fillet sandwiches. The restaurant hosts Friday night live music entertainment events. Perkins Cove opens mid-April through mid-October as of January 2011.
MC Perkins Cove
MC Perkins Cove's New American fine-dining establishment offers a “fun rather than stuffy” atmosphere, says Frommer's.com. The restaurant's glass-enclosed two dining rooms, private banquet facility, lounge and raw bar offer Atlantic Ocean views. Menu highlights include Maine shrimp and haddock chowder, smoked duck breast, slow-roasted beet salad and lobster macaroni and cheese. MC Perkins Cove presents weekend live music entertainment and Sunday jazz brunches featuring brioche French toast topped with Grand Marnier strawberries and spinach, tomato and bacon pizza. MC Perkins Cove closes for part of each winter. Therefore, contact the restaurant for hours of operation before you visit.
Jackie's Too Seafood & Grill
Jackie's Too Seafood & Grill offers indoor and ocean-side covered patio dining. The casual restaurant menu offerings include steamed Maine mussels, broiled lobster, grilled eggplant sandwiches and grilled sirloin steaks. Jackie's Too also offers myriad coffee beverages, including the Keoke with creme de cocoa, brandy and Kahlua and the Nuts & Berries with Frangelico and Chambord. The restaurant is open year-round.
Oarweed Oceanside Restaurant & Lobster Pound
Large ocean-side windows and wooden tables establish Oarweed Oceanside Restaurant & Lobster Pound's casual dining atmosphere. Menu offerings include house-made mixed seafood chowder, sweet and sour salmon, sirloin tips and herb-stuffed haddock. Oarweed opens seasonally, so call ahead before you visit the restaurant.
Barnacle Billy's presents an indoor dining room accented with a natural stone fireplace and outdoor sundeck dining overlooking the restaurant's foliage and flower gardens. The casual eatery boasts menu selections such as clam chowder, boiled lobster, barbecue chicken and grilled hot dogs. Barnacle Billy's prepares all cocktails with premium alcohol. The restaurant opens seasonally, so contact the restaurant before you arrive for a meal.