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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%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
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“lobster roll” (37 reviews)
“fries” (24 reviews)
“seafood” (28 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
US Route 1, Lincolnville Beach, Lincolnville, ME
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Two of us stopped for dinner here. It is a "fast-food, paper plate" joint on the water. You place your order and pay, then pick up your food when your number is called. The fish chowder was thin and NOT overly filled with contents. We...More

Thank JohnP13147
Reviewed 5 days ago

We ate here three times this month. I had the crab roll once, and lobster roll twice. Everything is fresh, and they kindly accomodate my dairy allergy by grilling my roll without any butter. I also enjoy their cole slaw and sweet potato fries. And...More

Thank Wendy K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yum yum. Driving from Bar Harbor to Portland on route 1 we saw the red and white striped building and lots of cars in the parking lot. The live lobsters are in tanks out back and the steamer for cooking them is too. What delicious...More

Thank PamC54
Reviewed 19 May 2017

We ate dinner here on Mother's Day and the food was good, but not great. We had the lobster roll and it was ok, but a little light on the lobster, more bun and not enough lobster. The clam chowder was very good, but I...More

1  Thank Travelleranddog
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Char-grilled scallops so good this spring, just like last year, and the year before, and the grilled veggies are a bonus! ...Great view even a blustery day. Friendly, courteous service even with a crowd just off the ferry.

1  Thank shrmart
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Very friendly, casual place. Enjoyed the lobster dinner, though early in the season! The owner was most helpful and informative regarding the area.

1  Thank Shobs19
Reviewed 22 October 2016

We had a great lobster roll with fries and coleslaw for a great price. The sun was setting and the wood stove was glowing. We liked it so we returned .

Thank 432geoff
Reviewed 14 October 2016

This is our go-to seafood shack when we're with kids, who can amuse themselves at near-by Lincolnville Beach while we wait for the food or have a grown-up chat after the meal. There are tables inside and outside and in the sun or shade, as...More

Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Plain and simple decor and tables but we had a window seat overlooking the bay, and great lobsters straight out the tank and cooked fresh. Coleslaw and fries were good too. There was a range of sodas, wines and beers available. Other menu options included...More

2  Thank Lord_Travel
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Ok.. So if fried clams are an annual event for you, or perhaps semi-annual and you happen to be lucky enough to live near or have access to the New England seacoast wouldn't you want the best clams ever? Well traveling to Camden/Rockport we stopped...More

1  Thank WDLuisi
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Peg B
We're visiting in the area and don't want to lunch in a restaurant today - Do you do takeout orders?
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
Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
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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