It's the 15th anniversary of our annual celebration of the best seafood dives. To celebrate, fried-food guru Steve Millburg takes us on a tour of the 50 best ever.
An authentic Maine lobster pound tucked along a scenic creek. You can bring alcoholic beverages and any side dishes the menu doesn't offer. Open Mother's Day to Columbus Day. 207/439-1030 or chaunceycreek.com
Red's Eats, Wiscasset
The overflowing lobster rolls contain all the meat from a 1-pound lobster. In summer, a line of hungry people snakes down Main Street (U.S. 1) from the tiny red-and-white building under the big elm tree. Open mid-April into October. 207/882-6128
The Lobster Shack at Two Lights, Cape Elizabeth
Eat outdoors near a lighthouse on the famously rugged Maine coast. The menu features a nice, hearty lobster roll. Open late March to late October. 207/799-1677 or lobstershacktwolights.com