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Thurston's Lobster Pound

9 Thurston Road, Mount Desert Island, Bernard, ME 04612
+1 207-244-7600
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“blueberry cake” (108 reviews)
“lobster” (1,008 reviews)
“corn on the cob” (68 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
9 Thurston Road, Mount Desert Island, Bernard, ME 04612
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We love the food and the atmosphere! Christina is a real great bartender, and manager. The food is exceptional! We have tried almost everything!

Thank Sandy P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My Family and I come here every year and love it. We have always had great luck here. We have met the owners who are great people and you wont ever find a more relaxed atmosphere that gives you the True feel of Maine. The...More

Thank Stonge17
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food, but starting to charge more as per a conversation with the manager 'because I can". The mosquito problem on the wait line is out of control, the bucket of bug spray provided needs to be twenty feet closer to the road! I enjoyed...More

3  Thank Michael P
Thurstons_Lobster, Owner at Thurston's Lobster Pound, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there! Christina, the blonde, tattooed, owner/manager here! :) I’m so glad you enjoyed your meals at Thurston’s. We do provide bug spray because those pesky mosquitoes can be quite annoying, I do walk out when I can and move bottles toward the end of...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a little out of the way when staying in Bar Harbor but well worth the 35 min drive over to the Quiet Side of the island. The little village of Bernard is off the beaten path so watch closely for signage for...More

Thank Monica G
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was fine, and the location is great, and the people seemed friendly and competent enough. But after 6 days here, and quite a bit of lobster, this is not the BEST we had. The prices seemed high though I realize they are not open...More

Thank sjk7301948
Reviewed 1 week ago

I adore lobster so we had to try out Thurston's and I was not disappointed. Fresh, perfectly prepared lobster, combined with a beautiful view and friendly staff round out the experience. Rustic? Sure, but that is half the fun. Self-service, sort of, but this is...More

Thank fiamma11
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a fabulous 2 hour afternoon boat tour aboard RL Gott from Bass Harbor and had the best lobster dinner across from the harbor on the other side easily identified by yellow roof tops for Thurstons. Pick lobster size, any additions and the delicious...More

Thank Kenichi48
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I just love this place! The food is consistently delicious. The service is consistently friendly. The view is consistently stellar. The bar area is fun with some fabulous, different cocktails. Just a classic that gets better with age. My favorite lobster pound!!

Thank Lynno3410
Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend And I spent 7 full days searching out the best of new England lobster eateries, which really means Maine !! On all the lists we found Yelp, Trip Advisor , Yankee magazine, we got it down to what folks said and experienced as...More

Thank hawaiidan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped for lunch and ordered lobster stew since there wasn’t clam chowder on the menu. So glad chowder wasn’t a choice since the lobster stew ( more like a chowder) was soooo good! Lobster rolls were excellent as well. Drank locally made ginger beer and...More

Thank NancyB59
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Questions & Answers
October 7, 2017|
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Response from Thurstons_Lobster | Property representative |
We are open 11-8 through Saturday, the 14th with the exception of Monday, the 9th!
July 12, 2017|
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Response from Thurstons_Lobster | Property representative |
Our tentative closing date is October 15!
June 12, 2017|
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Response from Thurstons_Lobster | Property representative |
Hi there! I'm not sure if you're the person who sent an inquiry through our website, but I just responded to that :) The only clams we serve are steamers, since we do not offer any fried foods on the menu!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, View
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Thurston Road, Mount Desert Island, Bernard, ME 04612
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Bernard
  • Phone Number: +1 207-244-7600
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