Lobster is a ubiquitous fixture on many Maine restaurant menus. American lobster is big business in Maine, where the catch exceeded 100 million pounds and generated close to $331 million in 2011, according to the Maine Lobster Council.
While lobster season is at its height from June to December, the crustacean is caught year-round and served in every conceivable way, from steamed with drawn butter to stuffed in a lobster roll.
But what is a traveler in Maine to do if he or she doesn’t like lobster or is vegetarian? Kathy Bechtel, founder of Italiaoutdoors Food and Wine, who divides her time between Newburyport, Mass., and Sugarloaf, Maine, shares her recommendations for where to eat in Maine if you don’t like lobster.
Lauren Mack is the Travel Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @lmack.