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Rose Eden Lobster

864 State Highway 3, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-7238
+1 207-610-3060
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Overview
  • Excellent89%
  • Very good8%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“clams” (41 reviews)
“fresh lobster” (15 reviews)
“corn on the cob” (15 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
864 State Highway 3, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-7238
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1 - 10 of 223 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Many of the Lobster pounds were already closed for the season. So glad we found Eden Rose. Picked my big boy out of the tank and sat at a picnic table (wrapped in a blanket) while they cooked it. The mussels were awesome too

1  Thank IndySoxMurphy
David P, Owner at Rose Eden Lobster, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review. Good to hear that you enjoyed the food even if the weather wasn't cooperating.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing Down East food experience! This is nothing fancy, just outstanding steamed lobster, mussels, clams and corn. You dine at picnic tables (Ring lights were provided in the dark) or you can take your order to go. After making a mess of ourselves,...More

1  Thank rehclass
David P, Owner at Rose Eden Lobster, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for the great review. Hope to see you next year.

Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Sweet delicious fresh inexpensive lobster. What a hidden jewel. Highly recommend! I only wish we had ordered more!

2  Thank Dianna H
David P, Owner at Rose Eden Lobster, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks for the review. Good to hear that you were pleased with the lobsters.

Reviewed 23 September 2018

We sat at picnic tables outside and feasted on fresh lobster, corn, and delicious mussels. It was so good and at a great price. Wish we could have eaten there more than once but our trip didn't allow enough time. The only drinks available are...More

2  Thank ChapinTraveler49
David P, Owner at Rose Eden Lobster, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Many thanks for the great review. Glad to hear you were happy with the dinner. Hope you can come back again someday.

Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Great lobster and mussels an unexpected bonus! A must stop on any MDI vacation . Guests from all over, met a couple from Ukraine!

1  Thank avasher
David P, Owner at Rose Eden Lobster, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

Wow, guess we are an international lobster shack. Nice o hear that you had a great experience with us. Thanks for the review.

Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

We stumbled across this place and it was the BEST lobster we had our entire trip! It’s a shack with outdoor seating (picnic tables) only. The meal came with lobster, plenty of mussels, and corn- everything was hot and fresh. Only drinks are a vending...More

1  Thank laurenapperson
David P, Owner at Rose Eden Lobster, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

Many thanks for the great review. Sorry about the mosquitoes. Guess they have taking a liking to the great lobster.

Reviewed 15 September 2018

We had the best time here! It is a small shack with picnic tables outside and it is next to a winery. Go inside and tell the incredibly helpful and friendly counter person which lobster size/platter you want and pay. While it cooks in the...More

1  Thank Jenn_Steinle
David P, Owner at Rose Eden Lobster, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

Thank you so much for the great review for our simple , old fashioned lobster shack.

Reviewed 11 September 2018

We picked up two of the specials, each special included two lobsters,2 ears of corn and we substituted steamers for mussels at a small up charge. The lobster was cooked perfectly and packed so that when it arrived home it was still hot! It was...More

Thank Lx352
David P, Owner at Rose Eden Lobster, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018

hanks so much for the review. Great to hear that your dinner was not only hot when you got home but delicious as well.

Reviewed 11 September 2018

If you want a lobster cooked right then go to Rose Eden. David is the owner and his future wife use timers to cook them perfectly. I had a bad experience at Young's lobster in Belfast who over cooked a 2lb hard shell lobster. I...More

Thank C3993NOrobertn
David P, Owner at Rose Eden Lobster, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018

Many thanks for the review. Great to hear that you enjoyed everything. Liked your comment about supporting a family business.

Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Didn't disappoint. We had hot buttered lobster roll and blueberry pie. To die for! Outside of Bar Harbour, but a pleasant drive. I crave this food now.

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David P, Owner at Rose Eden Lobster, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Man thanks for the great review.Not sure about the lobster roll since we only serve lobster dinners and don't have lobster rolls.Glad you enjoyed the meal.

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GuilderlandBob
9 October 2018|
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Response from Yvonne P | Property representative |
Our last day will be 15 October.
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Amy B
24 July 2018|
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Response from caringinthemoment | Reviewed this property |
I am not the owner but this is a picnic table place. Bring your pet on a leash and I am sure it will be ok.
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Isabelle W
24 May 2018|
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Response from David P | Property representative |
yes we open Friday 25 May from 3-8PM
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Monday
3:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday
3:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Thursday
3:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Friday
3:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Saturday
3:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 864 State Highway 3, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-7238
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-610-3060
  • E-mail
Description
Rose Eden Lobster is the former Travelin' Lobster. We are continuing to serve fresh Maine lobster, at the same location, at an affordable price cooked the way it has always been cooked. We are still primarily a takeout restaurant but as always we have limited outdoor seating for those who choose to eat under the apples trees. We are a seasonal business open from 26 May to 1 November. The business was started to provide fresh seafood for the people staying at Rose Eden Cottages. It evolved into much more than that when people who weren't staying at the cottages discovered they could also buy fresh seafood at a reasonable price. That led to a much improved lobster shack that is now in operation from 25 May to 1 November. Dylan, who is a teacher in the off season, has been involved in all phases of the Rose Eden Lobster (former Travelin' Lobster) since its inception.
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