If you are a lobster aficionado, then Portland is the place to don a plastic bib and grab a set of claw crackers. There are over 75 restaurants in the city with lobster on the menu. The settings range from white tablecloths to waterfront shacks on stilts. Ambiance is no predictor of taste. Every bite is butter-dripping delicious. This abundance of lobster is a Maine hallmark. The state’s fishermen catch over 100 million pounds of lobster a year. The peak season runs from late June into December.