The Dip Net was taken over by Lexi Zable and Dockside Seafood in the summer of 2017.

“Port Clyde’s Dip Net Restaurant is Under New Ownership”

The Dip Net Restaurant and Dockside Seafood have no affiliation with Linda Bean's Perfect Maine or their affiliate companies. We are however very thankful for the opportunity to lease the establishment from Linda Bean’s Perfect Maine. 

Lexi Zable and Chef Chad are the 2 main cooks. Chad Upham is a Port Clyde local that has been feeding the community for 20 years. He has cooked at many of the local favorites over the years such as Farmers, The Harpoon, Craignair Inn and the East Wind Inn.

Lexi has culinary, hospitality and Food Service Management degrees from Johnson and Wales.

Chad and Lexi collaborate on the menu before every season hoping to hit the mark with all of our customers.



Here’s what some of our guests have to say about us…..

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Delightful Find

“On a whim we visited Port Clyde which is about 1.5 hr from where we were staying in Bangor. It was a chilly day so we bought Dip Net sweatshirts to keep us warm. Food was delicious. Chowder was hot and full of fish. Highly recommend it.” - MainelyMartha315

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Dinner on the dock.

“Great food in a relaxing setting. Our server was friendly and did not rush us in any way. We lingered over drinks, appetizers and sandwiches. All of the food was fresh and delicious. My friend deemed the lobster roll her favorite of four she had in Maine! I loved the fried cheese curds and fish tacos. Worth a visit!” -BeachWalker143

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Get Your Lobster Here

“This is a small but excellent Maine restaurant that specializes in the local cuisine of this lobster village. You cannot go wrong dining here and the prices are reasonable.” -688DavidR688

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“We eat here at least once while in Port Clyde. The food is always good, service is friendly, they have always been accommodating to my "elderly" older father.

Eat right on the dock is very cool, although I am not a fan of the tent structure, it does allow you to enjoy the dock when the weather is questionable. They view is super. So glad to see it is now being run by a local, this makes all the difference.” - Ellenor C.

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”Wonderful fresh seafood with a great atmosphere and fabulous service! The scallops were especially wonderful and the view was amazing! We are looking forward to going back when in town again!” -Jamie J.



You can find more reviews on Facebook, Yelp and TripAdvisor. We encourage all of our guests to let us know about their dining experience as we are always looking to improve.


We have a great selection of tee shirts, hats and sweatshirts. And don’t forget about the Gift Cards! 

Stop by to pick up yours!

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“Skip the Straw” Men’s Tees

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“Skip the Straw" Women’s Tees

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“Skip the Straw: Long Sleeve Tee

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“Future Bug Catcha’” Kids Tees

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