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The Lobster Dock

49 Atlantic Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-2131
+1 207-633-7120
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“crab cakes” (145 reviews)
“lobster” (461 reviews)
“steamers” (56 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 20:30All hours
Steakhouse, American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
49 Atlantic Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-2131
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11 - 20 of 1,145 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Again, we consulted Trip Advisor and decided to make this our last meal in Boothbay....we ordered at the counter after consulting the massive menu on the adjacent wall while in line waiting. We decided on a bottle of wine (very reasonable and very drinkable) and...More

Thank Maude1017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My clam-loving friend said this place has the best steamers in town. The crabcakes are very good, the haddock is the freshest ever and if you like a good prime rib, come on Friday or Saturday.

Thank itaylor340
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good fried artichokes, stuffed shrimp, wine. Found a larger picnic table down near the water for five of us. Had to wait about 20 minutes in line to order but it gave us time to talk. Good food. Will go again.

Thank qartet
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was ok - nothing as good as some of the reviews stated. But what ruined it for us was the terrible attitude of the young kid who took our order. We will not go back

Thank thomasg99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here twice and enjoyed both meals. It was a good escape from the more crowded and touristy village. The lobster was terrific and the kids enjoyed watching their dinner being cooked. We also noticed that there seemed to be more locals dining...More

Thank Carroll C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous lobster roll here as you would expect from a place called the Lobster Dock. Large seafood menu with outdoor tables to enjoy the beautiful view. Wine and beer available.

Thank A Ramtop W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for the lobster rolls, and then saw on the menu that they had a Bobby Flay throw down with their crab cakes. So we had to try those too. I don't know how Bobby Flay won, because their crab cakes were awesome! Plenty...More

Thank fayeharlin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Of course it is not 5* over the top fine dining restaurant. But going there, you know it won't be a candle light dinner. Food is excelent und definately worth while. Even extended our vacation in the US to come back after last year's experience....More

Thank Carsten S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved the lobster dock. Great seafood, great for families, casual dining. Located on the water in the Boothbay harbor. Nice view.

Thank jmbb M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place used to be so good, I don't know what happened. Was here a few days ago and was very disappointed. Place is still the same, order from the window and they bring you your meal. But, items and pricing have changed. For two...More

1  Thank Sue P
Mitch W, Owner at The Lobster Dock, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Sue P. there must be something missing here? Lobster with just corn is $21.70 and Lobster with corn and biscuit (our lobster dinner) is $21.95 for a 1 1/4 lb. 6 oysters are $14.95 for a pretax total of $58.60? I wish you had...More

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chery c
14 March 2017|
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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|
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Response from Mitch W | Property representative |
Yes we have a few slips available on a 1st come basis.
Madelyn A
15 May 2016|
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Response from Christina H | Reviewed this property |
yes...there is a table with a dog's water bowl provided outside
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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
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
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.
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