Maine-ly Sandwiches | Fresh Seafood with Nautical Decor
Lobster Rolls Anyone?
My husband and I recently enjoyed a meal at Maine ly Sandwiches primarily due to a recommendation of a good friend of ours.
Our friend happens to spend some of his vacation time each year in Maine doing volunteer work. He teaches Boy Scout leaders what he knows so that they can instruct the next generation of upcoming Boy Scouts. We think that is admirable!
One time we were comparing notes on some good local restaurant meals we had enjoyed. We mentioned having had a lobster roll. That is when we heard Doug speak fondly of the delectable lobster rolls he enjoys every time he is in the State of Maine. It is all about the pure fresh taste of lobster according to our friend. He orders fresh Maine lobster to be shipped to his home occasionally for special meals that he prepares.
The way the perfectly cooked lobster is served on a toasted fresh buttered hot dog type of bun is the way Doug has grown to love it. He told us that Maine-ly Sandwiches prepares lobster rolls most similar to the way he eats them in Maine. Obviously, we wanted to one day give them a taste.
The two photos above show the exterior of the building adorned with mural scenery. We parked in the back. During busy times of the day or evening that small back parking lot probably fills quickly. People would then have to find available nearby street parking.
A Maine-ly Sandwiches food and/or catering truck was in the back parking lot at the time of our visit. Upon entering this casual eatery, the nautical theme was instantly apparent.
Customers order their food and pay for it at a counter. That is where the food offerings are posted on a blackboard written in chalk.
Naturally, we decided that we must taste a lobster roll! My husband ordered a half lobster roll and a cup of clam chowder. Accompanying it was a package of oyster crackers and a wrapped piece of saltwater taffy.
Since we regularly share our food with one another, I decided to order the crab roll. I also chose the clam chowder soup as an accompaniment.
We liked both of our sandwiches. The clam chowder had an excellent clam broth taste. We did not end up with an enormous amount of actual clam bits in our styrofoam cups. Perhaps the next person in line lucked out with more when the chowder was ladled into the cup.
The pictured seagulls above are on the wall at Maine-ly Sandwiches. It brings back my memories of seeing and hearing seagulls in places like Galveston, Fort Walton Beach and Sarasota, Florida among others.
Without sea breezes and sounds of seagulls, the interior decor is the next best thing.
Did you know the following about lobsters?
- There are warm water as well as cold water lobsters.
- Maine lobster is a cold water lobster.
- Cold water lobsters are the only ones with defined front claws.
- There are hard and soft shelled lobsters.
- Maine lobster is hard-shelled, but all lobsters molt to keep growing.
- Lobster meat is reputedly most delicate after molting but is hard to ship.
- Lobsters keep growing while alive and can get to live up to 50 years old!
- Lobsters live in crevices and under rocks walking on the ocean floor when feeding at night.
- They have blue blood and are omnivorous crustaceans.
- According to the Guinness World Records, the largest caught lobster was 44.4 pounds!
If you desire a casual nautically themed restaurant in which to savor some good Maine lobster be sure to add this restaurant to your list of places to visit. They have many other types of sandwiches in addition to seafood. Click here to read their menu.
The Maine-ly Sandwiches we visited was located at 3310 S. Shepherd Drive, Houston, Texas 77098. Note: It has now closed, but they have three other locations plus a food truck according to their website. They open every day at 11AM and stay open until 9PM every day of the week.
If you are like our friend Doug, you might wish to order and prepare your own Maine lobsters at home for special occasions. You may need some of the items shown below to accomplish doing that.