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The Lobster Pool

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329 Granite St, Rockport, MA 01966-1006
+1 978-546-7808
11:30 - 20:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 20:30
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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Went there with my family and everyone had the fish and chips, probably the worst I've ever eaten and not a cheap meal ($17.50 for one meal of what was essentially take out). Fish was bland and chips were just not good. We also noted the sewage smell that others have noted but once we moved to a table further... More 

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Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful setting delicious food right by the,water watched the sunset and the servuce,was great very casual setting great for families sat on picnic benches by the,water

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Bolton, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Awesome fresh seafood and outstanding views of Ipswich Bay. They have outdoor and indoor seating. The day we went there was a bright and sunny day so we choose to eat outside. My wife and I both got the lobster rolls. All lobster meat and no fillers at all. We split the steamed mussels and onion rings. The mussels were... More 

Thank joelrichar
1 review
Reviewed 29 August 2016

This restaurant is filthy. Its old in bad repair and dirty. Upon entering I looked at the floor in the kitchen, it was gross the vent hood looked liked it was never cleaned and some of the employees looked very unkemped. The only reason I ordered here is my wife wanted a lobster roll, 2 waters a lobster roll and... More 

Thank Cathy H
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We are North Shore residents and decided to take a walk around bearskin neck this past week with our kids and get some seafood to cap off our afternoon. Two choices - Woodmans (what I had grown up with since being a kid) and The Lobster Pool ( a find my wife and I discovered back in the late 90's).... More 

Thank mark k
Rocky River Ohio
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113 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

We have been coming to this area off and on for 15 years. The Lobster Pool was always a fund stop - great food & view and reasonable prices. I understand that there are new owners since Oct 2014. The best that I can say now is that view is still beautiful and there are more tables. I had a... More 

Thank marusia
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

I was craving a good lobster roll and wanted something closer to home than driving to Maine. It was a beautiful day to be outdoors and Rockport sounded like a good idea. After spending sometime in the village we took the pretty drive to the restaurant. Do not get me wrong...I do not mind eating in the rough, but The... More 

Thank ZIMBoston
Lyme, New Hampshire
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

You expect a certain rough and ready character from a lobster shack – it's about the lobster, not the amenities. But this place is well below the average on all counts. WHAT'S GOOD: gorgeous view, unbelievable sunset, and a sweet, tender, tasty boiled lobster. WHAT'S NOT GOOD: totally inadequate parking (street parked up for hundreds of yards, state copper waiting... More 

1 Thank John B
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

First of all the view is unbelievable (Ocean/rocks) and beautiful sunsets! It is a lobster shack. Rustic in and out. Order, pick-up and clean-up on your own. Outside picnic tables are the way to go. The food is good. Fries were excellent ! The lobster rolls were fine - completely plain and basic, as lobster rolls should be. The lines... More 

Thank debduca2016
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

After a fun day of exploring the diversity of Cape Ann stop by The Lobster Pool near Folly Cove for a memorable experience. Parking is a challenge but worth the wait. As you wait in line (because there is always a line) review the menu and order your mouthwatering seafood delights. You then find a wooden picnic table inside (only... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$30
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 329 Granite St, Rockport, MA 01966-1006
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Rockport
  • Phone Number: +1 978-546-7808

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