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Fox's Lobster House -- New England Dining

Fox's Lobster House in York: An Anchor of the Coastal Maine Dining Scene

Maine lobster from Fox's Lobster House in York, ME.
Maine lobster from Fox's.

Article, photos by Eric Hurwitz created for VisitingNewEngland.com on 9/23/2021. Find us on Twitter: @newenglandinfo

Fox's Lobster House, in York, Maine, hits on all four Maine dining cylinders: Maine lobster, fresh local seafood, Maine wild blueberry pie and homemade ice cream.

Within clear view of the famous Nubble Lighthouse and the Atlantic Ocean, Fox's has that classic roadside seafood shack look with a lobster sign in front, an ice cream stand to the right side and the smell of seafood mixing pleasantly with the salt sea air.

Fox's Lobster House, York, Maine

Inside, Fox's is more than a seafood shack with a cozy, stylish but informal dining room with ocean views. On the left side of the restaurant are a gift shop and the "lobster pound" where the lobsters are just a stone's throw away from your dining table.

For many, the best menu item is the Fox's Famous Shore dinner with boiled Maine lobster with drawn butter, a delicious New England clam chowder (best I've tasted thus far in Maine!) or lobster bisque, single portion steamers with clam broth and drawn butter, choice of baked potato or French fries, choice of garden salad or Caesar salad, and dinner rolls and butter.

New England clam chowder from Fox's Lobster House in York Beach, Maine.
New England clam chowder.

Another great selection is the Lobster Crumb Pie with succulent lobster meat baked in buttered crumb stuffing. Fried and broiled seafood dinner highlights include the broiled maple salmon, fish and chips, seafood medley (with scallops, fresh haddock, and sweet salmon" and fried clams). Fox's also features filet mignon, fried chicken baskets, sandwiches, pastas and fresh salads, but the real draw is lobster and the authentic wild Maine blueberry pie. Make sure to complement that slice of pie with deliciously thick, creamy homemade ice cream -- preferably, vanilla or wild Maine blueberry!

Wild Maine blueberry pie with homemade vanilla ice cream from Fox's Lobster House in York, Maine.
A most yummy Maine dessert.

Summer cocktails, a beer and wine menu, and a children's menu round out an overall great coastal Maine seaside dining experience with amazing water and lighthouse views at the restaurant and around all of beautiful Sohier Park.

Panoramic view of the Atlantic Ocean near Fox's Lobster House in York Beach, Maine.
Ocean views near Fox's.

Nubble Lighthouse near Fox's Lobster House in York, Maine

Service is terrific -- attentive, intuitive, good with kids and with many staff returning year after year (a sign of good management). It's especially heartwarming to see wait staff enthusiastically recognize returning vacationers from previous years with authentic greetings, conversations and hugs included.

With its wonderful location, lobster, seafood, Maine blueberry pie and ice cream, Fox's is ultimately what you would expect from a Maine seafood restaurant. What makes them so special, however, is that few run this kind of restaurant better. Make sure it is a part of your coastal Maine dining experience.

Fox's Lobster House, 8 Sohier Park Rd., York, Maine. Tel. (207) 363-2643

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