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Union River Lobster Pot

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8 South St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-2220
+1 207-667-5077
16:00 - 21:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri 16:00 - 20:30
Sat 16:00 - 21:00
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New York City, New York
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

They won't take reservations, so you may have a long wait for a table except at off hours. It's a very friendly restaurant with a solid seafood menu. The New England clam chowder is (justly) famous in the area.

Thank Leatherstocking88
Ellsworth, Maine
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent food great service and ambiance! Worth the wait! Down home Maine blueberries and lobstah! Sit in the patio area and enjoy the view of the river!

Thank jessicamE943MK
Ellsworth, Maine
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

You can never go wrong choosing the Lobster Pot. Spot on excellent! Fresh seafood! Fresh ingredients! Real attention to customer service. It's where locals take their summer visitors. Don't miss it!

Thank sparkyinmaine
Lamoine, Maine
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

E xcellant food, beautiful setting in the river. Service was superior, reservations suggested. This is a seasonal restaurant open spring summer and early fall.

Thank jaylsutter65
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123 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016

My first time to Maine and my first Maine Lobster. OMG, I may never eat lobster anywhere else again. The service is great, the ambiance is good but what people come for is the lobster, over and over again. We ate there two nights in a row and would have gone back for more if we hadn't been traveling back... More 

Thank Bob H
Peachtree City
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Absolutely amazing food. Best we had during our entire stay in the Bar Harbor area. Would highly recommend it to any visitors. Had a little bit of a wait, but well worth it.

Thank Vicky L
Sargentville, Maine
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Very pricey, but good food. Long wait but great scenery. I would go back, but only for special occasions.

Thank Tinalimeburner
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Met another couple here for lobster dinner. We each had some variation with lobster as the "star". All were excellent. Staff friendly. Setting, on the Union River, was very pleasant. Totally enjoyable evening with friends

Thank donna s
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90 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

This was a very established place. The food was served cold and the waitress gave attitude when requested to correct the temperature.

Thank Ladyjeyes
Columbus, Ohio
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Food was fabulous! Travis and Mary were the fastest people we have ever encountered at a restaurant. Sit outside and enjoy a drink while watching the lobster boil ballet! The hours are VERY short so call ahead to see when they are open.

Thank Erik W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 20:30
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 South St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-2220
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Ellsworth
  • Phone Number: +1 207-667-5077

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