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Beal's Lobster Pier

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182 Clark Point Rd, End of Clark Point Road next door to the Coast Guard, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4414
+1 207-244-3202
11:00 - 20:00
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Westbrook, Connecticut
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Don't know why anyone would go to Thurston's. Better food. Much better service at Beal's. This is a Maine experience.

Thank Bruce P
Wilmington, Massachusetts
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271 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We got lunch at Beals Lobster Pier in Southwest Harbor. We each had a classic lobster roll (cold with a bit of mayo served in a hot dog roll) with wine (for my wife) and beer for me. The price varies and will be different when you go in since the food service is now closed for the season. Ours... More 

Thank c2h5oh_1
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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121 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

I know: Maine is all about Lobster. And yes, you get as much lobster as you want at Beal's Lobster Pier. Do I think it could be improved? Absolutely! We met many more casual lobster places that offered a better service at a better price and location. Verdict: Beal's Lobster Pier is living on it's historic fame.

1 Thank Mastapieces
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Very reasonably priced fresh lobster in a no frills atmosphere. Order at the counter, pick up at the window and eat on benches (enclosed, under roof) on the pier. Very knowledgeable and friendly staff. Nice views of the harbor from the pier. Two 1 1/2 lobsters dinners, each with an ear of corn, biscuit, coleslaw and drinks for about $45.... More 

Thank RTA4723JEA
Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Neat classic Maine lobster shack. Lobsters were cooked to perfection and sides were very good. Also, fantastic bargain!

Thank bonnieboy
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

If you want fresh, off the boat Lobster prepared and eaten literally on the dock, then Beals's is for you. After ordering your pound and a half live lobser, it goes into the boiler while you pay and wait on a picnic table out on the dock. In short order, you are eating some of the best lobster you have... More 

Thank Thomas M
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I ate here while visiting the sea wall and Acadia National Park in October. It turns our we visited them on their last day open for business for the season. I've got to admit that we're on the frugal side and spending lots of $ for a meal wasn't sitting well with either of us, but I... More 

Thank Edward G
Syracuse, New York
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 October 2016

The food was amazing! I would say this place was my favorite. My husband and I each ordered a lobster roll. What I like about this place is there are 3 different lobster rolls you can order. I like mine warm with butter and my husband likes his cold with a little mayo. The people were really nice too. There... More 

Thank Blondieee30
Carmel, Indiana
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Great lobster pound with seating indoor or outdoor. First night shared a 1.5# lobster with mussels, cirn and coleslaw. Secind visit husband went crazy and had an almost three pound lobster and i enjoyed one ofnthe smaller lobsters....great way to enjoy lobster!

1 Thank Hoosier5251
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Great for families or couples. The menu makes it hard to choose between steamed whole lobster or other items. Also, a great selection of beer and wine. You can enjoy watching the working docks from cover or in the open. A must if you're in the area and want to immerse yourself if only briefly into the world of lobster.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 182 Clark Point Rd, End of Clark Point Road next door to the Coast Guard, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4414
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Southwest Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-244-3202
Eat, drink and be messy. A visit to Beal's Lobster Pier is always a highlight - a restaurant that's on the water, with an atmosphere that's down to earth. At our working lobster pier in Southwest Harbor, Maine, you and your family will have a blast watching the boasts coming in and the lobstermen unloading their fresh catch. Hear the creak of rope on the moorings. Catch the scent of saltwater on the breeze and enjoy the waterfront view while chowing down on the freshest lobster you can eat. (Don't worry, the napkins are on us!)

Restaurant is closed for the winter season and will be re-opening in May. See you soon!

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