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Union River Lobster Pot

8 South St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-2220
+1 207-667-5077
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lobster pot” (40 reviews)
“blueberry pie” (60 reviews)
“clam chowder” (50 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
8 South St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-2220
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The restaurant is very busy and you likely have to wait 30 minutes but it is worth it. While you wait you can watch the the lobsters getting cooked, a sobering experience but an honest one.

Thank Daniela H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Not bad price wise and the lobster and pie were good, but I think the service was lacking, and the sides were poor. Coleslaw was bland and the French fries were cooked at too low a temperature and were greasy. Definitely over-rated.

Thank 129Iodine
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had a great meal. 6 of us and each had something different and everyone enjoyed their meal. Good size portions and good and friendly service by the wait staff. Would highly recommend if in Ellsworth area. Right off Rt 1 with a good view of...More

Thank Russell P
Reviewed 4 days ago

I got a 2 pound whole lobster which was amazing and a great value. The raspberry and blueberry pies were very good too. Service was excellent. This is the way to eat lobster

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Just okay, seafood was good, but sides were not hot. Our server did not come back to refill our water glasses.

Thank narda p
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is fantastic! The fish sandwich is huge and so tasty. My boyfriend was making all kinds of happy noises eating his lobster pot! We’ll definitely be back

Thank Stephanie B
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Whenever I can dine at the Union River Lobster Pot I do. The food is consistently outstanding and the location is terrific. The people there are very nice and the service is quick. The only drawback is sometimes it's hard to find a parking spot...More

Thank Todd G
Reviewed 28 December 2017

I so wish this place was open year round. The atmosphere is spacious and clean. The seafood excellent. In fact, I don’t know any comparable places in Ellsworth. Good for lobster!

Thank Wendy K
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is always a staple when we vacation in Maine. Every year for the past 8 years, without fail, after we found it.

Thank bodensrb
Reviewed 14 October 2017

The clerk at our motel told us to go early or we would have to wait. We beat the crowd and were seated promptly. Eating lobster was on our bucket list for our Maine visit and we were not disappointed. The lobster was good the...More

Thank MHP8473
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13 October 2017|
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Response from Kleefrog57 | Reviewed this property |
They closed for the season Oct. 6. Check their website in the Spring for their opening date.
Judy C
29 August 2017|
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Response from Kleefrog57 | Reviewed this property |
yes, and the wines are fairly priced.
24 August 2016|
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Response from Merrill V | Reviewed this property |
I do not believe they have reservations. Although they do put tables together for large groups. Get there early for best seats.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 South St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-2220
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Ellsworth
  • Phone Number: +1 207-667-5077
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