In 1969, Ray and Bea Gagner opened a simple take-out stand in the small town of Kittery, Maine. It was a summer place that folks traveled to for fresh seafood, tasty chowder, lobster and other yummy treats prepared from old family recipes. Bea greeted all with a cheerful hello and genuine smile. Though times have changed, the tradition carries on.
306 US-1 o, Kittery, ME 03904
CategoryRestaurants & Cafes
Weathervane Seafood Restaurants recognize the importance of the sustainability of species acquired by our suppliers, and of the responsibility we have to do our best to interpret the varying definitions of sustainable fish and fisheries. The questions and answers pertaining to sustainability are constantly fluctuating due to ever changing ecosystems, harvest quotas and climate change. We love seafood and will carefully monitor the current sustainability information that is available in order to assure that Ray and Bea’s Great-Great- Grandchildren and all future generations will be able to enjoy seafood the way it always has been – caught fresh from the sea – freshly prepared and served simply – with a genuine smile. A tradition was born in 1969, when Ray and Bea Gagner opened a simple seafood take-out stand in Kittery, Maine. Their vision was for a rustic summer place where folks would travel for fresh lobster, tasty chowders and other yummy treats from their old family recipes — a place where Bea Gagner would greet everyone with a cheerful hello and a smile. Nearly five decades and several million pounds of lobster later, the tradition continues at Weathervane Seafood Restaurants. Being a good neighbor in our communities means lending a helping hand to those in need. Each year Weathervane donates thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours to worthy charities. We are proud of our employees for volunteering their time for such important causes.Weathervane gives back to the local communities in many different ways. In October 2018, Weathervane will be raising money for the Make A Wish Foundation with a cash calendar raffle – winners for cash (and lobster) prizes will be chosen for every day in October, and $5 tickets are still available! The Chowdah for Charity program is a profitable way for organizations to raise funds by selling Bea’s Famous Clam Chowdah at events. Claws for a Cause certificates are often donated to raffles or auctions and are redeemable for lobster dinners. Our Send em for Seafood program connects us with other local businesses and our Seafood Makes Cents program gives organizations the opportunity to earn 20% cash back from the support they generate. In addition to these programs, Weathervane sponsors youth sports teams and local festivals.