Markey's Lobster Pound in Seabrook has been serving up seafood to the Seacoast since 1971. Their patio served as the backdrop for so many people's first lobster rolls.

According to the listing on, the current owner is seeking retirement and the restaurant is now for sale. It is unclear if this is a result of the COVID-19 pandemic or if it was just time to retire.

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A user shared the news on the "Friends of Hampton Beach" Facebook page. Many folks in the comments are wishing the owner a happy retirement, and lots of people expressed that they want Markey's to remain Markey's, even under new ownership.

For $3,800,000, Markey's is as good as yours! Here's an excerpt from the listing:

"Rare opportunity to own a prosperous, established, fast paced seafood restaurant on the NH Seacoast that has been in business for over 50 years! With a positive cash flow year after year, this will prove to be an advantageous investment opportunity for the right buyer. Gross Sales exceed $2,300,000."

Here's an excerpt for the Markey's website about their story:

"The Markey name has been synonymous with excellence in food service from the Merrimack Valley to the seacoast for over a half century. In 1971, the family opened Markey's Lobster Pool on Route 286 in Seabrook, New Hampshire, a locale that has now become a family tradition in year-round dining for generations of beach-goers.

The restaurant is bright, clean and airy, and features an expansive deck with marsh views for those who prefer to dine outdoors in the ocean air. The atmosphere is beach casual, a style fervently embraced by coastal diners from Maine to Cape Cod."

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