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Cook's Lobster & Ale House

68 Garrison Cove Rd, Bailey Island, ME 04003-2503
+1 207-833-2818
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good24%
  • Average21%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (155 reviews)
“blueberry pie” (26 reviews)
“steamers” (20 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 20:00All hours
American, Seafood, Soups
€€ - €€€
68 Garrison Cove Rd, Bailey Island, ME 04003-2503
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently went with my husband and 2 out of state house guests. We hoped to show them a wonderful Maine seafood restaurant. While the setting was beautiful, the food was very much less pleasing than one would expect from such a long established business. The...More

Thank Bridget406
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went with a party of 10 and everyone enjoyed their meal. Great location and was very close to our house with amazing views. The fish in the fish and chips was great but alittle heavy on the breading. Several of our group had the...More

Thank lynxcatpro
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Menu was not complete so choices were limited. Food was ok but not up to expectations. More of a tourist destination than a local hangout. Service was average.

Thank Durham_native
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A rain soaked dreary day led us to this restaurant on the way to bar harbor . We walked into a warm inviting lobster shack . The staff made us feel like family- immediatly offering a warm beverage. We all ordered the lobsta rolls (...More

Thank rose o
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being from coastal Maine, I'm used to the oceanfront restaurants that offer the typical fried seafood piled high on French fries. You can get this at Cook's, too, but you get other delectable choices as well! The chef at Cook's offers a French twist to...More

Thank travellernomore
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cook's restaurant is the best known catering business in Maine. We discovered it several years ago while exploring the beauties of the state. It was a dream to come back to all those isles and islands we fell in love with during our previous visits....More

Thank TGaines
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

- the walk along the quaint path along the water...leads to one of the best restaurants in Maine. Authentic cooking, lovely atmosphere. Try the Lobster stew,....best recipe. Best blueberry pie.....homemade. The steamers here are delicious. You can view the sunset and water in a delightful...More

Thank chiantiConnecticut
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here the day before Mother's Day to treat my mom, I grew up in Maine and was visiting from Los Angeles and heard it was under new ownership. The food pretty good but maybe each of our 3 dishes was a bit over cooked,...More

Thank Lorraine P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What a pleasant surprise to find Cook's. Generous drinks, great cider on draft. Shared a variety of appetizers and loved them all. Generous portions. Crab cakes rival what you get in Baltimore - definitely order them.

Thank Marty H
Reviewed 9 May 2017

This is an in-season powerhouse attraction- great location along w/ great food in a cavernous dining area. Through many growth sprurts and additions, this remains one of the "must trys" when you are hungry Downeast. Classic coastal fare - well prepared.

Thank Michael L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 68 Garrison Cove Rd, Bailey Island, ME 04003-2503
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Bailey Island
  • Phone Number: +1 207-833-2818
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