Beal’s Lobster Pier is celebrating its 90th anniversary this summer. Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine caught up with co-owner Stuart Snyder to discuss the Southwest Harbor, Maine landmark’s past, present and future.
Since opening in 1932, not much has changed at this family-owned working lobster pier in Southwest Harbor. The crustaceans are caught right off the family’s own dock, cooked in sea water from the harbor and picked by hand all on the same day.
Since coming under new ownership a few years ago, Beal’s Lobster Pier has steadily improved, and shows no sign of stopping. Lobstermen unload their catches at the back dock, and guests dine at the wharf-top restaurant, with indoor and outdoor seating.
It’s a corker of a restaurant. Ayuh. No wonder it’s been around for nine decades. Beal’sLobster Pier, overlooking Southwest Harbor on Mount Desert Island, Maine, will celebrate its 90th anniversary this summer.
So when your hungry out-of-state relatives or friends come to our great state, where do you take them for a mouth-watering lobster dinner? The answer to that often asked question will be top of mind for a lot of Mainers this season, as thousands of tourists, relatives, and friends drive hundreds if not thousands of miles to take in the sights and eat what our state is most famous for, lobster.
Beal’s Lobster Pier has been serving fresh lobster to locals and visitors for nearly a century. Celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, the establishment is looking forward to seeing faces both old and new.
On the north side of the harbor, Beal’s Lobster Pier offers a fuel dock; it’s also the home of a seafood restaurant with picnic tables. Tie up at the dock, and they‘ll deliver fresh seafood to your boat.
While there aren't many dining options within Acadia National Park, nearby Bar Harbor, Maine, is chock-full of quaint eateries and bars. Of course, lobster is a must-try dish in Maine, and you'll find some of the best at Beal's Lobster Pier, Thirsty Whale Tavern and Galyn's.