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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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“crab cakes” (141 reviews)
“lobster” (448 reviews)
“steamers” (52 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00All hours
Steakhouse, American, Seafood
€€ - €€€
49 Atlantic Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-2131
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Pick your own lobster out of the tank and wait for it to cook--or order one of their other many options. This is fun casual dining.

Thank Linda T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying close to the Lobster Dock and it was also recommended by our boat captain. We stopped in for a late dinner. I ordered cup of clam chowder and shrimp cocktail. My friend ordered a fish sandwich and onion rings. The onion rings...More

1  Thank teachrsue
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a Lobster Roll as the Lobster Dock and it was a nice change to have it warmed with butter, but it was not outstanding. We were somewhat surprised that the Lobster Rolls were not that special, since we had to wait in line...More

Thank TwoTravelers99
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Lobster Dock is a fun little seafood joint right on Boothbay Harbor. The lobster was good quaility, and the steamed clams went along well. Prices were reasonable though keep in mind that all lobster is pretty expensive to begin with. Nice atmosphere and a...More

Thank sanders s
Reviewed 1 week ago

Picturesque location, wonderful seafood, and a clean well run restaurant. This was our 2nd visit and this place once again did not disappoint. All you have to do is stand in line and look around as each employee knows what they are supposed to do...More

Thank S V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came to Maine for lobster (well actually college visits for my daughter) and the Lobster Dock didn't disappoint. Had a great hot lobster roll (hot lobster in butter - no mayo). Stuffed full of lobster. My daughter had the lobster stew which had great...More

Thank Rick J
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here for lunch and the food was great. The crab cakes and lobster rolls are a must! The restaurant is quaint in a touristy New England way, there are beautiful views of the harbor, and the prices are fair. Is very casual so...More

Thank Cathy C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I thoroughly enjoy eating at the Lobster Dock each time in Boothbay. The atmosphere is very casual (eating at picnic tables) but the food is great! The sunsets are not bad either (see photo).

Thank jimhardingsr
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had never had fresh lobster before, so this was so fun. You can watch them cook your corn and lobster outside. The crab cakes were great.

Thank Ozzy520
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything you want from an outdoor on the water casual meal. Order at the window and dine on outdoor tables (or inside). Lobster meals and more, cooked to order. Good fried oysters.

Thank moboman72
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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
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
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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