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Gateway Lobster Pound

Rte 3, Ellsworth, ME 04605
+1 207-667-2620
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
6 Jun 2016
“Great libster”
12 Sep 2016
“Best lobster stew”
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Rte 3, Ellsworth, ME 04605
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

We had driven by several times and every time this place was packed we just knew it had to be good! And boy was it. The lobster stew was the best I've ever had and the steamers my husband had were sweet and not gritty....More

Thank Gabbi32
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

The lobster here is delicious, but the hamburger...not so much. One member of our party was tired of seafood and wanted something different, it was just ok. Again, the lobster was good and reasonably priced. I liked the fact that you could just get a...More

Thank EmilyandBill
Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

Stopped here on the way out of bar harbor looking for one last roll. The place was packed and very busy. Staff were family of all generations and friendly. Ordered the lobster rolls which came with a fair amount of meat on hot dog buns....More

Thank Donald J
Reviewed 8 February 2015

The address for this is 1133 Bar Harbor Road, Trenton, Maine This is not in Ellsworth, Maine Some reviewer put the wrong address.

1  Thank MaineFlatlander
Reviewed 18 October 2014

we go every year,, owner remembers our name after not being there for an entire year,, best sit down lobster pound,, doors close at 7:30,,, best thin onion rings

Thank Dmytro S
Reviewed 15 June 2014

A great pound that has an extensive menu. The fried clams are great. Even better with a good slaw. The lobster is good. Not over cooked. The service is good and friendly.

Thank BrentJensen
Reviewed 9 May 2014

My wife and visited here on May 7 for the first time. We ordered a Haddock burger, Lobster Roll (cold) and French Fries. The fries were excellent, the Haddock burger was good but the Lobster roll was tasteless and very tough. When we said something...More

1  Thank Randy L
Reviewed 11 September 2013

We stopped at Gateway while vacationing in Maine because of the sign they had advertising Lobster Mac & Cheese. It was one of the things on my list that I felt I had to try. BAD idea!! My sister and I both ordered it and...More

1  Thank sherrb37
Reviewed 19 August 2013

We ate here three times between 08-13-2013 and 08-17-2013. This is an outstanding place for freshly prepared lobster. We visited from Key Largo FL. On Saturday 08-17-2013 we got the four pound soft shelled lobster. It was to die for!!!!!! Fresh, perfect, awesome, excellent!!! Every...More

2  Thank zebraroo
Reviewed 12 August 2013

I had the lobster dinner and my wife had the crab cakes. She finished well before me, so had the tollhouse pie. She loved them both. The wait staff was very friendly and this seemed to rub off on the customers. Enjoyable evening.

1  Thank rjsteinborn
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rte 3, Ellsworth, ME 04605
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Ellsworth
  • Phone Number: +1 207-667-2620
  • E-mail