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Thurston's Lobster Pound

9 Thurston Road, Mount Desert Island, Bernard, ME 04612
+1 207-244-7600
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“blueberry cake” (108 reviews)
“lobster” (1,021 reviews)
“corn on the cob” (69 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
9 Thurston Road, Mount Desert Island, Bernard, ME 04612
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Enjoyed lunch here last July with our party of 4. You order at the counter and they bring it out to you. If you want beer/wine/cocktails, you order those at the bar separately - a bit of a pain, but we didn't mind. The cocktails...More

Thank Carson Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in Bernard, Bass Harbor, overlooking the working port on a spacious deck, with sections covered and protected from both bugs and weather, this pound serves up the usual seafood menu (chowders, dips, sandwiches, rolls, crab cakes) as well as dinner combinations, à la carte...More

Thank wucie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great, basic lobster meal in a comfortable bar environment. Super friendly service. I would definitely recommend.

Thank regencyreader
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great lobster and corn on the cob, freshly cooked and enjoyed overlooking the harbor. Extremely casual dinning. Would definitely recommend this place.

Thank Seaside276631
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very out of the way on Mt. Desert Island, the lobster pound is open for lunch and dinner. From my understanding, it’s always packed. Situated on the water, the views are fabulous. This is food you order at a counter that’s delivered to your table....More

Thank cathys372
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were touring Mt Desert Island and needed to have lunch. Thurston's was recommended by our B&B, so we stopped. This place is very casual. You order at a counter and they bring your food out. I had the regular sized cold lobster roll and...More

Thank notme2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for a late lunch and due to location and late in the season, ended up eating dinner their also. The lobster stew was delicious. Steamers, yummy. My only complaint was the lobster roll is cold. Outdoor table for lunch, watching the boats and...More

Thank IndySoxMurphy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had been here before, but brought our son, his wife, and our 16 month old granddaughter. To my taste Thurston's is the best place to get lobster rolls. We went to the #1 place in Maine for lobster rolls and I found the tail...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Probably the freshest and best cooked lobster I’ve ever had. Great setting right on the water. Lobster roll has just s touch of mayo. The lobster shines.

Thank Ryan K
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

great place to eat a really good lobster. busy place, beautiful location, great drive through lovely countryside.

Thank debra s
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Questions & Answers
8 October 2017|
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Response from Thurstons_Lobster | Property representative |
We are open 11-8 through Saturday, the 14th with the exception of Monday, the 9th!
13 July 2017|
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Response from Thurstons_Lobster | Property representative |
Our tentative closing date is October 15!
13 June 2017|
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Response from Thurstons_Lobster | Property representative |
Hi there! I'm not sure if you're the person who sent an inquiry through our website, but I just responded to that :) The only clams we serve are steamers, since we do not offer any fried foods on the menu!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
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View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Thurston Road, Mount Desert Island, Bernard, ME 04612
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Bernard
  • Phone Number: +1 207-244-7600
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