America's Classic Update: Waterman’s Beach Lobster

An update on Waterman’s Beach Lobster, a James Beard Foundation America's Classic Award winner


For more than 15 years, the James Beard Foundation has honored some of the country’s most beloved regional restaurants with its America’s Classic Award. These establishments, often family-owned, are treasured for their quality food, local character, and lasting appeal.


In anticipation of our announcement of the 2013 inductees, we’re unlocking the America’s Classics vault and checking in on some past winners. First up: South Thomaston, Maine’s Waterman’s Beach Lobster, which received the award in 2001.




Sisters-in-law Sandy Manahan and Lorri Cousens continue to oversee this temple to Maine’s unofficial state crustacean. In fact, very little about this classic shoreline shack has changed. Out-of-state visitors and locals still make the summertime pilgrimage to Mussel Ridge Channel... Read more >

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