Like hitting a home run, eating lobster requires hand-eye coordination, emits a distinct crack, and—when done right—ends in a celebratory butter dousing. Knock one out of the park with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of seafood and drinks at The Landing Restaurant in Kennebunkport.
The Landing Restaurant wines and dines patrons with an extensive menu of seaworthy fare and gull's-eye views of the riverside and port. A bowl of homemade New England clam chowder is an ideal starting gate for a Landing experience ($7.50 at lunch), as is a cup of creamy lobster stew ($10.50 at lunch). Terra-firma-dwelling dishes conjured by the kitchen mystics offer a variety of 12-ounce steak options ($24+), including many that pair with saltwater teammates to round out the surf-and-turf lineup (prices vary with market price). The Landing’s deepwater marquee stars a collection of shellfish that includes native Maine shrimp ($22) along with finned fish such as haddock ($20–$21). The lobster list presents the clawed cavalier of the sea served boiled, pre-cracked, or smuggled into a lobster pie using a clam shovel and a claw file.
Busting open red delights builds thirsts that can be quenched by the Landing’s local-brew-stocked beer list and sumptuous wine menu, which offers reds and whites such as Trimbach pinot blanc ($7.50/glass). Enjoy your sips and bites in the dining area, or savor the soothing mating call of kelp on the seaside patio.