This past fall I spent time with a guest prior to arrival addressing his questions about "fine dining" in the area. Our guest was planning this trip for five couples traveling together. I booked reservations at a few great area restaurants and then I recommended a visit to a lobster pound. I said that in my opinion dining at a lobster pound is what I call "fine dining" along the midcoast. It was early October so I suggested mid afternoon. There are a number of really great lobster pounds nearby: Waterman's Beach Lobster, Millers Lobster, McLoons Lobster pound, Muscongus Bay Lobster Pound, Shaws Lobster Pound. After some discussions, I suggested McLoons Lobster Pound as it was near by. We provided the group with a small cooler bag for their wine, that included a tablecloth, glasses, silverware and bottle opener. McLoons graciously set aside a table since they were a large party. They had a wonderful time, lobster right out of the bay, ocean views and sunset. They agreed with me that a visit to Maine should definitely include a trip for "fine dining" at a lobster pound.