We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Lobster Dock

49 Atlantic Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-2131
+1 207-633-7120
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“crab cakes” (137 reviews)
“lobster” (466 reviews)
Steakhouse, American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
49 Atlantic Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-2131
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (1,192)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 1,155 reviews

Reviewed 5 November 2017

Very simple ....Lobster roll! ...beautiful view of Boothbay ... Definitely visit when you're there ..did I mention the Lobster Roll?

Thank TPet1
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the fish and chips and clam strips. Fresh seafood served up right. Nice ocean view and atmosphere.

Thank Donnie Joe M
Looking for a great restaurant?Our global travel community is ready to help.
Join TripAdvisor
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We stopped here for dinner on a foggy, near end-of-season evening. I like that they offer a warm lobster roll as well as a mayo version. (I prefer warm lobster and don't like mayo.) It was delicious, and so was my husband's shrimp roll. Corn...More

Thank Tag1126
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Folks, this is a busy place so be prepared to queue but waiting time can be spent reading the extensive menu pasted up on the wall. We placed our order after approx. 20 minutes and, given the sheer volume of food that was being prepared,...More

Thank kastrup2016
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

A really authentic feel to this place. Lobster can be hand picked and tastes delicious. Eat inside outside or takeaway with or without a glass of nice wine or beer etc. Good selection on menu. Highly recommended

Thank higginsn
Reviewed 2 October 2017

A fun place to eat with lots of menu choices. Friendly staff and great food. We ate outside overlooking the harbor...close to sunset...beautiful scenery!

Thank Bonnie M
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Food was good. Staff was friendly and efficient. Outside porch was very nice. Portions are overpriced...especially soup.

Thank Fran09302017
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Had to have a fresh Maine lobster and this is a no frills walk up to the counter place . Pick the fresh lobster and a bottle of wine with 2 plastic cups . They bring your lobster out on paper plates! You can eat...More

Thank Iwashere21
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Growing up in Portland, ME I feel like perhaps I was spoiled with the fresh seafood at decent prices, because danggg. This place (although fresh seafood with a great view) was super overpriced for what you got. My husband ordered the lobster roll ($20) and...More

1  Thank eirmcentee
Reviewed 23 September 2017

We stopped for dinner here as the reviews had been very good. The view of the harbor is very nice. You have to order at the counter; a server brings your food. I had ordered a baked haddock dinner. It arrived cold and I had...More

2  Thank linda g
Nearby HotelsSee all 13 hotels in Boothbay Harbor
Cap'n Fish's Waterfront Inn
296 reviews
.06 km away
Boothbay Harbor Oceanside Golf Resort
134 reviews
.13 km away
Boothbay Harbor Inn
337 reviews
.18 km away
Fisherman's Wharf Inn
514 reviews
.30 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Downeast Ice Cream
568 reviews
.35 km away
Ports of Italy
1,052 reviews
.39 km away
Blue Moon Cafe
472 reviews
.37 km away
Red Cup Coffee House
230 reviews
.38 km away
Nearby Attractions
Abacus Gallery
36 reviews
.42 km away
Ed Brown's Wharfside Gallery
5 reviews
.38 km away
Schooner Eastwind
313 reviews
.36 km away
Tidal Transit Kayak
123 reviews
.43 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
chery c
14 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Catherine S | Reviewed this property |
It's written on a huge chalkboard as you enter the restaurant. Basically choose your live lobster and say how you want it cooked! They also have other typical seafood like clams scallops and shrimps, cooked how you like... More
4 September 2016|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from Mitch W | Property representative |
Yes we have a few slips available on a 1st come basis.
Madelyn A
15 May 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Christina H | Reviewed this property |
yes...there is a table with a dog's water bowl provided outside
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 6:15 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49 Atlantic Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-2131
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Boothbay Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-633-7120
Locally caught lobster is our specialty. Several hundred pounds are stored in our sea water tank. You may select your own from the tank and watch as they are prepared for cooking in our large outdoor pots. We have all sizes of the tasty shellfish, from one to four pounds. To those new to lobster, we will gladly assist on how to best eat them and explain the differences between hard and soft shell. The Outdoor Patio at The Lobster Dock The flavor of Maine is further captured in our other offerings. Stews and chowders are prepared daily from only the freshest ingredients. The shrimp and scallops we use are caught in the waters of the Boothbay Region. Clams are also supplied by local diggers most every day. Our mussels are grown on a salt water farm in Tenants Harbor. Fish caught in the North Atlantic are supplied to us from Boothbay Fish Dealers. We accept only the freshest available. It is not unusual for us to refuse deliveries that do not meet our quality standards.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing