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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“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.


“We went with a group of friends and had a really fun time enjoying the fresh lobster. The waitresses were attentive and efficient with getting our food to us as well as gathering the many plates full of shells etc. Casual atmosphere, but lobster is always an expensive dinner choice! Note: The Blueberry pie ala mode is not to be missed either!” -Sarah M.


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.

“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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