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Chipman's Wharf

Trap-to-table seafood caught year round.

Chipman’s Wharf is a family operated business located in the beautiful, coastal town of Milbridge, Maine. We supply only sustainable seafood caught from the pristine, cold waters of the Northern Atlantic Ocean.

Come Visit Our Seafood Market and Lunch Grille

Maine's Best Seafood

Come browse our specialty seafood market where we pride ourselves on providing local, fresh seafood. Browse our gift shop for unique Maine-made gifts, apparel, children's items and treats for your pets! Our lunch grille is now open daily where we serve our famous lobster rolls, lobster dinners and other seafood faire. Sit and enjoy lunch in our seating area on the beach, rooftop deck overlooking our wharf or inside seating area. So stop by after your hike and grab some Fresh local seafood and enjoy lunch observing a real, working waterfront. RVs don't be shy, you'll have plenty of room to turn around!

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The Comeback will be Better than the Set Back

January Storm Destroyed our Wharf

On January 12, 2024 our 106 foot wharf was washed away by a devastating storm. We are working hard this spring season to start the rebuilding process. It was a devastating time for our family to watch what we have worked so hard to build over the years be gone in a matter of minutes. We will overcome this hardship and come back stronger. Watch the progress as we work to rebuild a new, stronger wharf!

Always Sustainable

We take our pledge to protect the planet and support future generations very seriously. Chipman's Wharf is committed to providing locally sourced and sustainable food you can feel good about eating.

Trap-to-table

Lobster fishing is done by trap. Each trap is fitted with sized escape hatches and breakaway toggles. These features reduce by-catch and prevent larger animals from becoming tangled with gear.

V-Notch

Female lobsters are often caught with eggs under their tails. These 'berried' lobsters must be marked with a "V", and then tossed back -- a safeguard protecting the fishery for over a century.

Proper Sizing

In order to be legally sold, lobsters must be within a certain size range. This prevents over harvesting and ensures a healthy stock. The minimum size is 3 1/4 inches, and the maximum is 5 inches.

Apprenticeship

Every aspiring lobster fisherman must complete an apprenticeship program. Apprentices learn the tools of the trade, how to be safe, and the importance of shellfish harvesting regulations.

Seed Program

Every licensed lobsterman contributes to the lobster fund. This contribution comes from a portion of the licensing fee. The money funds biological research, and supports lobster hatcheries.

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Visitor Information

Our wharf is located on Wyman road in Milbridge, Maine. From town, head down Wyman Road 1.5 miles and turn left at the Chipman's Wharf sign. RV’s don’t be shy! You have plenty of room to turn around.

Market and Grill Hours:

    Seafood Market Hours

  • Mon-Sat: 9-5
  • Sunday: CLOSED
  • Lunch Grill

  • Mon-Sat: 11-3
  • Sunday: CLOSED
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