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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” (36 reviews)
“corn on the cob” (15 reviews)
“steamers” (15 reviews)
Opens in 20 min
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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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you want a great lobster dinner for a reasonable price, this is a place to go. Not fancy, and the seating is all outside, but the food is good. You can get a lobster dinner for two from forty to fifty dollars including two...More

Thank Roy Y
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I loved the laid back feel of a lobster pound. Small in space and mighty in service and food. BYOB or get pop from the pop machine. Walk in and order lobster with a side of crab, clams, or mussels. We had all the above....More

Thank MrsLUVStravel
David P, Owner at Rose Eden Lobster, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Many thank for the review. It is good to hear that you enjoyed our little lobster shack, not only the great food but also the atmosphere and service. Please come back to see us again.

Reviewed 6 days ago

We really enjoyed our dinner at Rose Eden Lobster, at first I was disappointed that the hard shell lobster dinners were sold out but the soft shell lobsters we got were so tender and delicious! The mussels were wonderful as well, the only thing we...More

Thank lovesthecape2011
David P, Owner at Rose Eden Lobster, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for doing a review for us. Great to hear that the seafood was outstanding. Sorry that the corn didn't meet your expectations. It is hard to get farm fresh corn at this time of year in Maine.

Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are close enough they will deliver THE BEST lobster you will ever have delivered. The clams were great too. We were staying in a campground not far away and this was the best and least expensive meal we had during our 4 days...More

2  Thank Christopher L
David P, Owner at Rose Eden Lobster, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for the great review. It is good to hear that the "delivered" lobsters were outstanding. Please call us again when you are camping nearby.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at the little Cottages across the street from Rose Eden Lobsters. After a long day of Golf, we decided to “order in”. We had a 3lb and 2 1/2 pound hard shell lobsters delivered to our Cottage at 6pm. David delivered our lobsters...More

1  Thank Alicia F
David P, Owner at Rose Eden Lobster, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Many thanks for the great review. Good to hear that you enjoyed the lobsters we cooked. Hope the lobsters you cooked in NY were also very good.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Lobster was good. Mussels and clams were OK. Corn was old and tough. Prices were less than regular restaurants. It was interesting to see the operation and the folks there were friendly. Drinks needed to be purchased from a vending machine ($3 for a bottle...More

Thank UMTerpVirginia
David P, Owner at Rose Eden Lobster, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Sorry to hear that you were not pleased with some of the food. This is he first time that we have ever had an issue with corn in our many years of business. Not sure how you managed to pay $3 for a bottle of...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our only regret about finding Rose Eden is that we found it at the end of our stay and not at the beginning of our time in Bar Harbor....we only had time for one dinner at Rose Eden. By far our favorite dining experience during...More

Thank Mikekohn
David P, Owner at Rose Eden Lobster, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for the great review. Hopefully you will be able to come back and see us again.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to dinner at Rose Eden based on Trip Advisor recs. It was AWESOME! We live on the coast of Maine and eat a ton of lobster. This is definitely up there with the best of Maine! Fresh seafood, friendly and attentive staff and we...More

1  Thank dleighton_72
David P, Owner at Rose Eden Lobster, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for doing such a great review for us.It is good to hear from Maine folks that we are doing a great job with our lobster dinners.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fresh and delicious! This is the real “Maine Lobster Experience.” Loved the family atmosphere and friendly service.

1  Thank Alex S
David P, Owner at Rose Eden Lobster, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for the review. Great food with friendly service is what we try to achieve and appears we are doing it right.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Second time eating here. Wouldn’t get a lobster dinner anywhere on the island. Half the price of the restaurants. Owners are wonderful. Make sure you check out the winery next door.

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

Many thanks for doing a review for us. Great to hear that you were pleased enough with the lobster to make a second visit. Hopefully you have the opportunity to visit us yet again.

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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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Stu K
13 May 2018|
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Response from David P | Property representative |
We are actually 7 miles from the harbor and we don't have a restaurant. We are primarily a take out lobster shack with a couple of picnic tables. Great lobster at great prices.
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monday
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
3:00 PM - 8:00 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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