Press release

Shannon’s Unshelled wins 2022 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award

Shannon’s Unshelled Great Traveler/Diner reviews land it a place among travelers’ favorites
Wed, 10/05/2022 - 8:30am

Shannon’s Unshelled in Boothbay Harbor has announced it has been recognized by Tripadvisor as a 2022 Travelers’ Choice award winner for top 10% of restaurants worldwide. The award celebrates businesses that have received great traveler reviews from travelers/diners around the globe on Tripadvisor over the last 12 months. As challenging as the past year was, Shannon’s Unshelled stood out by consistently delivering positive experiences to travelers/diners.

“Really proud of this one! Thank you to everyone who has come to dine at Shannon’s and to those who have personally helped and supported Shannon’s over the last nine years. We are so blessed and fortunate,” said owner Shannon Schmelzer.

“Congratulations to the 2022 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Winners,” said Kanika Soni, Chief Commercial Officer at Tripadvisor. “The Travelers’ Choice Awards recognize the best in tourism and hospitality, according to those who matter most: your guests. Ranking among the Travelers’ Choice winners is always tough — but never more so than this year as we emerge from the pandemic. Whether it's using new technology, implementing safety measures, or hiring outstanding staff, I’m impressed by the steps you've taken to meet travelers' new demands. You've adapted brilliantly in the face of adversity."

To see traveler/diner reviews and popular dishes of Shannon’s Unshelled, visit this link.

About Shannon’s Unshelled

“I was working at a local restaurant during the summer of 2013, when my father came in to pay me his weekly visit and to have dinner,” said owner Shannon Schmelzer. “He looked at me and asked “Where can you buy a good lobster roll in Boothbay Harbor? And so, Shannon’s Unshelled was born!

Our goal, then and now, is to make the best lobster roll we can. We use a whole locally caught, fresh unshelled Maine lobster, served on a perfectly grilled buttered bun with drawn garlic sea-salted butter. Over the past nine years, our menu and little shack have grown - but our dedication to quality and supporting our local fishing community remains unchanged.

We hope to provide customers with an undeniable Maine experience. The freshest local ingredients, prepared from scratch in a beautiful outdoor setting overlooking Boothbay Harbor’s historic Footbridge.”