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Down East Lobster Company

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1192 Bar Harbor Rd, Trenton, ME 04605-6026
+1 207-667-8589
10:00 - 00:00
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

fresh lobster, good coleslaw, corn on the cob - reasonable prices. Plastic ware and paper towels by a marsh but oh how fresh and tasty was the lobster. will go again.

Thank Arthur B
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We went at the end of the season so the restaurant closed at 7 pm. We went in time to share a jumbo 3.5 lb lobster and 2 dozens mussels to satisfy the seafood crave.

Thank Winnie K
NW Wisconsin
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67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We stopped here for our first lobster dinner in Maine, as it was a short walk across the road from our motel. The place looked to be primarily a fish/seafood market where you go in and order, then walk outside and watch a crusty crew prepare your meal. Outdoor and deck seating with a small enclosed area. No wait staff,... More 

Thank Lake-people
Trenton, Maine
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is the only place we buy our lobsters. They're always fresh, priced right, and the service is friendly. We take them live, but you can get them cooked to go or to eat in.

Thank Paula W
San Francisco, California
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679 reviews
461 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Still the best for lobster and fish. We tend not to eat here, but pick us fish and shellfish, including lobsters, many times a summer. The fish is fresh and good. I know running a tourist business is tough, but being a little friendlier wouldn't cost them a thing.

Thank Yog-Sothoth
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

There are several lobster pounds in the area and we chose this one and were not disappointed! There is nothing fancy about this place, it is quite basic, but the lobster plate is great! We will definitely come back to this location next time we visit. Fresh boiled lobster and butter for quite a reasonable price!

Thank Erik V
Columbia, Tennessee
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Was looking forward to trying due to all the good reviews. We were extremely disappointed. Our lobster meals were tough and chewy . The shrimp was also tough and chewy and the wait was long. We won't go back

Thank deborahandjim
Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Just what we were looking for on our last night in Bar Harbor; great food, cheap price and local surroundings.

Thank CharlieChickens
metro NYC
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

I've been coming here for 10 years. I think the price of their lobster meals has gone up maybe $2? It isn't fancy by any means (picnic tables inside or out - pick inside if you want to avoid mosquitoes) but the focus here is the lobster. The lobsters are lively, nit just sitting on their tails, waiting for the... More 

Thank z3mom
Carol Stream, Illinois
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

after a long day on the motorcycle, this restaurant was the only lobster house open prior to the "regular season". Food was good, reasonable price for the amount. Help was a little "stand- offish"--not very friendly. We ordered food, then had to go to the window and get the "tray of food" that was prepared and carry it to the... More 

Thank escdvm

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1192 Bar Harbor Rd, Trenton, ME 04605-6026
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Trenton
  • Phone Number: +1 207-667-8589

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?