For nearly a decade now, some of the most prolific travel sites and foodie blogs have been telling people to drop everything and book a trip to Maine as soon as they can. That's because Maine's relevance and profile has risen globally as a great place to visit for scenery, experiences, and food.

This makes Maine's strange relationship with Yelp all the more confusing. Yelp has been releasing a list of the 'Top 100 Restaurants in America' each year, without a single restaurant in Vacationland even being mentioned.

That has changed, as a seasonal seafood hotspot has found its way onto Yelp's 'Top 100 Restaurants in America for 2024' list.

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Coming in at number 42 on the list is Shannon's Unshelled in Boothbay. Similar to another well-known seafood shack nearby, visitors often line up in the summertime to get their hands on the delicious food being rolled out.

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According to Yelpers, there are a few truly standout options on Shannon's menu. There's the fried clams prepared with gluten-free batter (a twist from what you'd find at many other joints). There's also a variety of soups, including a lobster bisque and unique shrimp corn chowder.

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And of course, there's the lobster roll. Shannon Unshelled's lobster roll has opened eyes over the last decade. It's not just the lobster roll, but the lobster roll trio – featuring three variations of a lobster roll – that should suit anyone's tastes.

Shannon's Unshelled is officially open for the 2024 season.


 

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