Delicious scallops by the pound

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 19 customer ratings
(19 customer reviews)


Have you had trouble getting a perfect restaurant-quality sear on your scallops?  That’s because you’re not using truly dry scallops.

95% of US sea scallops come from boats that stay at sea for a week or more at a time.  Their scallops are stored on ice, which melts and is absorbed by them over the course of the trip.

Downeast Dayboat scallops are, quite simply, the best scallops on the planet.  Brought to shore within hours of harvest and on their way to you within 24 hours.  They NEVER touch fresh water and you can clearly taste the difference.




If you haven’t tasted Downeast Dayboat scallops, you don’t know what scallops are supposed to taste like.  Harvested by small boats plying Maine’s icy coast between December 4 and March 31, Downeast Dayboat scallops are the purest, most delicious, freshest scallops available.  They’re brought to shore within hours and are on their way to you within 24 hours of harvest.

These are “boat run” which means they come right off the boat with only minimal sorting.  Size averages 20 per pound but they can be a little smaller or a little larger. Each pound is packaged individually and labeled with the name of the fisherman who caught them, the name of his boat, the area they were harvested and the date of harvest.  Accept nothing less.

Note: there is a two-pound minimum order.  Please note they freeze very well, and instructions for freezing are included with each shipment.


19 reviews for Delicious scallops by the pound

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    WOW. Just cooked up the frozen scallops you sent to me last week. WOW. They were the tastiest, sweetest, freshest scallops I have ever had. My wife, who wasn’t crazy about scallops, devoured hers and is now a scallop lover. WOW. I will never buy store purchased scallops again. I’m just sorry I didn’t buy more. Awesome product. The shipping frozen experiment is a success. Thank you.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Christian Rakshys (verified owner)

    Nothing less than awesome
    The Service the product, the experience.
    I look forward to every season and would love to start a buying club on Long Island!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Rich Ostroff

    The first time I brought a pound of these amazing scallops home my wife, who is typically a sceptical person, refused to try them because they didn’t come from “the store”. The second time I brought them home she tried one and the rest is history. We love to brag to our friends that we have the BEST scallops ever and that they come from proud family owned small businesses. I usually just pan sear them in a cast iron skillet with a little kosher salt and pepper. Plain and simple. I throw it over some lemon pepper pasta. End of story!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nancy Mc (verified owner)

    These scallops are amazing! I’ve prepared them in various ways, but our favorite is with a lemon/wine butter sauce which allows the flavor of the scallops to shine. We served it with a saffron risotto and sauteed spinach. Delicious! Also, these are the only scallops that have seared perfectly and haven’t left the house smelling of scallops for days. Even when cooking the dry scallops that our fishmonger sells I haven’t been able to get such a beautiful sear. And the freshness of the dayboat scallops is incomparable. Our last shipment was in our refrigerator and freezer in rural NY less than 24 hours after they were harvested from Casco Bay. At $29/lb. they are still a bargain compared to what you have to spend for a restaurant meal and the quality is so far superior. We are also repeat customers and plan to order again next season.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Gaye (verified owner)

    Like other reviewers, I am a repeat customer as my husband and I can no longer buy scallops anywhere else, including restaurants! Togue’s scallops are that good! We stocked up last spring, as the scallops freeze beautifully, but ran out a couple months ago so we anxiously awaited our first shipment of this season, which arrived last night. We thoroughly enjoyed every last bite! My husband is an oyster lover so we ordered a dozen as an add-on (new this year), and he wished we had ordered at least 2 dozen! If you like scallops, you’ve got to try these as they are in a different league than what you’ve eaten in the past. And if you think you don’t like scallops, Togue’s scallops will change your mind!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kat Kenney

    Well, all the review are right on! I placed my order later than expected so I got 5 pounds knowing I wouldn’t be able to get them until next October. The presentation in just the shipping alone was impressive; a beautiful scallop shell (now on display in my kitchen) and a few maple treats from Maine, and the insulated container was very clean and cold with ice packs. The scallops themselves were so fresh, no fishy smell at all. Best of all, they are all ready in freezer bags, so off they went, four pounds, into the freezer. I have cooked one fresh and one frozen pound, couldn’t even tell the difference and I am sorry I didn’t buy more. I shall conserve the rest to last as long as possible. Worth every cent, if you are on the fence, jump off and buy them!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5


    Togue told me when I picked up my scallop order in NYC that I should try one raw. It was the best scallop I have ever tasted – way better even than high end sushi restaurants. Needless to say, I had 3 more right away and I could see eating the whole bag (but I had to save some for the dish i was cooking). Tremendous!

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kathy Weddle (verified owner)

    These are, without a doubt, the most flavorful and freshest scallops we have tasted. The scallops were large and tasty and we only used salt, pepper, olive oil and butter and then pan seared the scallops. Yum! This was our second time ordering and the process was easy. This is a great way to get a taste of Maine wherever you live!

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ed Rogers (verified owner)

    A repeat customer. Once you have had these scallops, you can never be happy with any other scallops. As for scallops from a grocery store, forget it. We love the fact that these scallops are from small family owned businesses. Our hats off to Togue and the business she has set up in Maine.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Beth (verified owner)

    Huge, gorgeous scallops arrived as promised and packed perfectly to keep them cool. No fishy smell from them so you know they are super fresh. Our family of 4 shared a pound and it was a perfect amount along with other side dishes. We are really fussy about our fish being from MA. I love that these scallops are from small fishing boats that use sustainable fishing practices and we enjoyed seeing the fishermen’s name and boat name on the package. No bad additives or chemicals – excellent, clean food. Fun that they ship a scallop shell with the order – I’m using it as an earring tray!

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    cathy d (verified owner)

    Once you try these scallops, you will never enjoy the ones from your grocery or fish store again! Even fish markets do not always have dry scallops or those as fresh. I have orders scallops from Downeast dayboat a few times now and they are wonderful, large, sweet scallops. Shipping is right on time unless there is a problem..and if there is, Togue tracks you down and takes care of it! Try them, well worth treating yourself!

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nancy Kathryn Smith

    These scallops provided the BEST fish dinner I have ever had the pleasure to enjoy…including lobster! They rank in the top three dishes I have EVER eaten even in Paris! The packaging that brought these delights to my front door was remarkable. My thanks to the Downeast enterprise and especially to my fishermen, Captained by Walt Jessiman of the Dream Catcher vessel! A tip of the hat to all who worked to extend this treat. Sincerely, Nancy

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Milt and Alicia Calder (verified owner)

    We ordered before the season started, we received our order as PROMISED just after the season opened. Cobscook Bay and Casco Bay scallops. Being from Chebeague Island its hard not to immediately “pop” the scallops directly into my mouth as soon as the order is opened. These are absolutely the best scallops you can ever get anywhere .

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jean Foraker (verified owner)

    Our first order arrived perfect. Can’t get good scallops in Ohio. These were succulent & sweet. Great pan seared!

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ed and Mary Rogers (verified owner)

    Without a doubt the best scallops Mary and I have ever had. We may be in Colorado but Downeast Dayboat and this wonderful small business has made us feel like we are on the coast of Maine. Will never eat any store bought scallops again. Togue and her group are wonderful to do business with. We will be placing future orders.

  16. Rated 5 out of 5


    Hands down the best scallops I have ever had. Unless a restaurant is serving Downeast Dayboat scallops, I will never eat scallops in a restaurant again.

  17. Rated 5 out of 5


    Absolutely the finest scallops you will ever taste.

  18. Rated 5 out of 5


    soooooooo good!! worth the money.

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dave Brower

    Any scallop lover out there will appreciate the incredible freshness and unbelievable flavor and quality of the Downeast Dayboat products. Togue and her team are great to deal with, and very friendly and accommodating. I wholeheartedly recommend!

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