King Eider's Pub in Damariscotta, Maine
2 Elm St, Damariscotta, ME 04543, USA
| +1 207-563-6008
Sun - Thur 11:30am - 9pm
Fri, Sat 11:30am - 10pm
The firm, delicious, lemony, and light Pemaquid Oyster. A Maine Delicacy.Whether you enjoy your Pemaquid oysters practically at the very source of the oyster itself, at King Eider's at the oyster bar upstairs (a great pub and restaurant in small but vibrant Damariscotta, Maine) or one of the other fine eating establishments in Maine that serve this local favorite, or in Paris, where I also recently encountered this beloved oyster, don't pass up the opportunity to try it. If you love oysters, this really needs to be on your list.
According to one online oyster review, the Pemaquid oyster is " very firm, deliciously lemony and light, with a rock-hard brown-and-white shell." See the link below for more at this site. I don't know about "lemony and light," but I know I love them!
While you're at it, stop off at the Shell Middens on the way out of Damariscotta Route 1B as you head toward Waldoboro and beyond (http://www.maine.gov/doc/parks/programs/history/whaleback/index.htm). To call this thousands of years old "oyster shell dump" a "shell midden" gives it the elegance it deserves.
It may sounds strange to recommend a visit to a shell dump, but it's an archeological find of monumental proportions, revealing aspects of Native American life you would never know about ... unless you visited the middens.