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Cook's Lobster & Ale House

68 Garrison Cove Rd, Bailey Island, ME 04003-2503
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good24%
  • Average20%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible8%
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“lobster” (163 reviews)
“blueberry pie” (31 reviews)
“steamers” (21 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 20:00All hours
American, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
68 Garrison Cove Rd, Bailey Island, ME 04003-2503
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Reviewed 2 days ago

For a 50th Anniversary celebration our family of 23 went to Baileys Island by ferry boat to have lunch at Cooks Lobster and Ale. We had reservations and the waitress was excellent but the food was much less than we expected. It is fairly pricey...More

Thank bucketlistend
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had heard negative reviews on previous trips to Bailey's Island. Always chose other places to eat. This year we heard there were new owners and great reviews. We weren't disappointed. Food was outstanding. Wonderful service. Will definitely go back next time we are in...More

Thank trixiemay1962
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is the destination point of the Casco Bay Lines Bailey Island Cruise. A lot of the people on the Cruise were stressing about getting a table when they arrived especially since the parking lot seemed very full. Don't worry (1) The place is bigger...More

Thank PekingDuck
Reviewed 5 days ago

We tool the Casco Bay ferry at 10am, arrived at about 11.45am-lunch at noon-back on the ferry at 1.45pm and back in Portland at 3.45pm. What a lovely day to see all these scenic islands and enjoy a traditional Maine lunch. In this large space...More

Thank CS1Portland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I took the Bailey Cruise and arrived at Bailey's Island. When we docked, Cook's lobster & Ale House is immediately on the right. Since this is a daily ritual, Cook's staff was prepared and served us immediately. We ordered the traditional lobster...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quaint, busy, delicious. An ideal place to get your taste of Maine. Great lobster, corn on the cob, chowder.

Thank Doctor_MSyracuse_NY
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Slow service for a meal with an inedible baked potato and boring french fries. The scallops were passable but not delicious. Did like the cole slaw with a vinegar dressing instead of the usual mayo.

Thank Tesol4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Despite this location being good for large groups like ours, and its history of being an island staple with new owners, each member of our party was underwhelmed. The broiled haddock was over cooked, and dry, and the vegetable of the day-eggplant- was not even...More

Thank GJWE
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had a delightful boat ride on the Casco Bay Line to Bailey island. Leaving us right at this restaurant. We expected a great Maine seafood lunch. We started with the steamed mussels. By far the worse we ever had. We couldn't...More

Thank George K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can't even begin to explain how wonderful this spot is for a wedding! They don't over charge you for the venue and it's a breath taking spot! The staff we're so accommodating and sweet with everything that went on for the wedding. Also the...More

Thank bparisi73017
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 68 Garrison Cove Rd, Bailey Island, ME 04003-2503
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Bailey Island
  • Phone Number: 18025980102
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