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McLaughlin's Lobster Shack

US Route 1, Lincolnville Beach, Lincolnville, ME
+1 207-789-5205
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good31%
  • Average16%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“fries” (27 reviews)
“lobster roll” (47 reviews)
“corn on the cob” (12 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 8:00 PMAll hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
US Route 1, Lincolnville Beach, Lincolnville, ME
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

We are locals and there are lots of places that sell fried shrimp but none can compare with McLaughlin's. These are really the best ever and the size of the shrimp basket is big enough to share.

Thank Patricia E
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We had lunch on our way to Bar Harbor on US 1 Hwy, located with an excellent view of the lagoon / sea with outdoor deck as well as picnic area. Nice staff. Excellent Lobster Rolls. We ate lobster rolls during our Fall Foliage view...More

Thank Asoka B G
Reviewed 13 October 2017

While we waited for our ferry to Islesboro we walked over to McLaughlin's for a bite of seafood. We had the seafood platter that consisted of whole belly clams, haddock, shrimp and scallops. The platter was served with cole slaw which was standard but no...More

Thank Springhillgirl
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped here with friends on our way overeast to Blue Hill. It’s a modest place with outside eating accommodations. It was a nice warm day so we ate outside. There were plenty of people here so they were busy. Service was on the slow side....More

Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed 4 October 2017

We opted for the Fish and Chips and Shrimp Basket after several lobster meals on this trip. It was OK. Typical lobster shack, nothing fancy. My shrimp were good and tender and my wife's haddock was also tasty and well cooked. I didn't care for...More

Thank Ed C
Reviewed 28 September 2017

I've been having lobster rolls here for over 15 years, and they are consistently the best! Fresh ( not frozen, and you know a lot of places do use frozen, which is ok) large sweet chunks, lightly dressed, on a grilled New England hot dog...More

Thank Marilyn H
Reviewed 20 September 2017

The lobster shack is a next-generation family spinoff of the Lincolnville Lobster Pound (now under new management). It occupies a prime location at Lincolnville Beach between the Pound and the Isleboro ferry. It attracts a lot of business, especially in the summer, in part due...More

Thank Bob H
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Great view and darn good lobster offerings. We enjoyed it. Only disappointment was the ice cream which had a freezer burn taste to it.

Thank CandBCOLE
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Lovely location near Lincolnville Beach. We grabbed a picnic table while we waited for our lobsters With the sunshine and the pretty scene, life seemed very good. Our daughter liked nipping to and from the beach collecting shells. We had opted for the triple lobsters...More

Thank pjack68
Reviewed 28 August 2017

just what you imagine, on a warm day, overlooking the little Bay and Beach of Lincolville on the coast of Maine - yummy greasy fried clams, fresh steamed lobster, corm bread and corn on the cob in plastic baskets, with soda from cans to drink....More

Thank Mollypw
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Peg B
11 September 2016|
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Response from Stuart T | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do we bought take out one night and ate in the other
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: US Route 1, Lincolnville Beach, Lincolnville, ME
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Lincolnville
  • Phone Number: +1 207-789-5205
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