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Portland Lobster Co

180 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4615
+1 207-775-2112
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
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180 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4615
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Reviewed 5 days ago

What do you order?? What dish is 90% of the customers have in front of them.... Really? Lobster?? And the three difference ways to have lobster at our table for four were all very good, Fresh and large portions. You are the wait staff. In...More

Thank Lonestartoo
Reviewed 6 days ago

We stopped in after an afternoon of shopping to have lobster rolls. Loved that the place was quaint and had seating both inside and out with water views. Placed our order inside and paid and were told we’d be buzzed when our food was ready...More

Thank Exptraveler2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was good but it was disappointing, It was the last night of the season and they were out of a lot of food listed on the menu. Not enough seats and the out door dining was not heated even though they said it was....More

Thank Lorraine E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great spot on the water for seafood! The best seafood stew EVER! It was delicious. The chowder and lobster rolls were great as well! We grabbed a seat out back near the food serving window and faced the water as we ate. Fun atmosphere!

Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate outside on the dock. Food was excellent and prices weren’t bad at all. Not used to how you review the menu at your seat, place the order at the bar and then go pick up your food at the window. Just not used...More

Thank Rebecca K
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was okey. We tried the Lobster in two or three places in Portland and in Bar Harbor, and this was not the best. But they had a band that was playing live that we enjoyed a lot!!

Thank Leilaroldan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very accommodating, we requested our lobster rolls "Connecticut style" ( warm with only melted butter on it) and though it wasnt on their menu, they happily obliged. It was delicious! great service overall. Very good lobster bisque as well, tons of lobster meat in it!

Thank JenSc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

People who live in Portland, who know their lobsters, told us that this was the best place to eat lobster - it is certainly excellent. The lobster was fresh and beautifully cooked, the fries and slaw were great and the beer was excellent. When we...More

Thank yamana
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I visited Portland in early October aboard a cruise ship. After doing our offshore tour in the morning we looked for a place for lunch and came across this colorful and busy restaurant with outdoor seating on a dock with live entertainment....More

Thank Bob M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had a great experience at the Portland Lobster Company. It has a nice casual atmosphere with good food and excellent entertainment. You order your food via the bar tenders or at a designated spot close to the many outside tables on...More

Thank 2musicman
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16 August 2018|
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Response from 166vinniee | Reviewed this property |
In the street at a meter.
Sue M
13 May 2018|
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Response from Ken Q | Reviewed this property |
Short walk of ten minutes or less.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 180 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4615
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-775-2112
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