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The Lobster Dock

49 Atlantic Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-2131
+1 207-633-7120
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“lobster” (468 reviews)
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Steakhouse, American, Seafood
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49 Atlantic Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-2131
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Folks, this is a busy place so be prepared to queue but waiting time can be spent reading the extensive menu pasted up on the wall. We placed our order after approx. 20 minutes and, given the sheer volume of food that was being prepared,...More

Thank kastrup2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A really authentic feel to this place. Lobster can be hand picked and tastes delicious. Eat inside outside or takeaway with or without a glass of nice wine or beer etc. Good selection on menu. Highly recommended

Thank higginsn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fun place to eat with lots of menu choices. Friendly staff and great food. We ate outside overlooking the harbor...close to sunset...beautiful scenery!

Thank Bonnie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was good. Staff was friendly and efficient. Outside porch was very nice. Portions are overpriced...especially soup.

Thank Fran09302017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had to have a fresh Maine lobster and this is a no frills walk up to the counter place . Pick the fresh lobster and a bottle of wine with 2 plastic cups . They bring your lobster out on paper plates! You can eat...More

Thank Iwashere21
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Growing up in Portland, ME I feel like perhaps I was spoiled with the fresh seafood at decent prices, because danggg. This place (although fresh seafood with a great view) was super overpriced for what you got. My husband ordered the lobster roll ($20) and...More

1  Thank eirmcentee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped for dinner here as the reviews had been very good. The view of the harbor is very nice. You have to order at the counter; a server brings your food. I had ordered a baked haddock dinner. It arrived cold and I had...More

2  Thank linda g
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having read all the reviews this was a meal we were looking forward to having. Perhaps the fact it was raining hard didn't help - everyone was soggy! Nice menu, queued at the window and order food and drinks - the food brought to you....More

2  Thank purchases
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had dinner one evening at the Lobster Dock and I must say I was underwhelmed. For an area so rich in great seafood, I was very disappointed. We each got a 1-1/2 pound lobster and steamers. There was very little food...More

2  Thank Capebum
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My car club went there as a group, and Mitch, the owner, and his staff made it a most enjoyable dinner. Mitch was flexible enough to accommodate some unanticipated changes in our group menu, and we all had a great time. Good service, great food...More

1  Thank Drew W
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chery c
14 March 2017|
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Response from Catherine S | Reviewed this property |
It's written on a huge chalkboard as you enter the restaurant. Basically choose your live lobster and say how you want it cooked! They also have other typical seafood like clams scallops and shrimps, cooked how you like... More
4 September 2016|
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Response from Mitch W | Property representative |
Yes we have a few slips available on a 1st come basis.
Madelyn A
14 May 2016|
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Response from Christina H | Reviewed this property |
yes...there is a table with a dog's water bowl provided outside
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, View
Open Hours
06:00 - 06:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49 Atlantic Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-2131
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Boothbay Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-633-7120
Locally caught lobster is our specialty. Several hundred pounds are stored in our sea water tank. You may select your own from the tank and watch as they are prepared for cooking in our large outdoor pots. We have all sizes of the tasty shellfish, from one to four pounds. To those new to lobster, we will gladly assist on how to best eat them and explain the differences between hard and soft shell. The Outdoor Patio at The Lobster Dock The flavor of Maine is further captured in our other offerings. Stews and chowders are prepared daily from only the freshest ingredients. The shrimp and scallops we use are caught in the waters of the Boothbay Region. Clams are also supplied by local diggers most every day. Our mussels are grown on a salt water farm in Tenants Harbor. Fish caught in the North Atlantic are supplied to us from Boothbay Fish Dealers. We accept only the freshest available. It is not unusual for us to refuse deliveries that do not meet our quality standards.
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