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The Lobster Dock

49 Atlantic Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-2131
+1 207-633-7120
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“crab cakes” (134 reviews)
“lobster roll” (191 reviews)
“seafood” (88 reviews)
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Steakhouse, American, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
49 Atlantic Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-2131
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Reviewed yesterday

First time stopping here, probably the last time. Ate at some many great places over the years and thought we would try someplace different. Food was mediocre and service was bad. No one spoke English. I ordered a draft beer, tasted like soap. Took 3...More

Thank Carol B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great seafood! Was within walking distance of the hotel. We went there for lunch and had a huge serving of steamed clams, fried oysters, and a seafood combo fra diavolo. It is no frills with picnic tables on tiered decks overlooking the harbor and paper...More

Thank Henry B
Reviewed 2 days ago

When it come to lobster rolls..I like them with a toasted bun, No mayo, a little butter..this was it spot on..10/10. Lobster was plentiful and sweet. They offer a full menu of sandwiches, great fried haddock, beer and wine. Lovely deck to sit on overlooking...More

Thank RAPP
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were in Boothbay Harbor for a week. We remembered enjoying the Lobster Dock on a previous trip and decided to eat there again. It did not disappoint! In fact, we are there multiple times during our stay. We enjoyed the views and the variety...More

Thank TripsTipsAndTees
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stopped for dinner I had fried clams and my wife had lobster right on the dock it just doesn't get any fresher . Would highly recommend

Thank larry h
Reviewed 3 days ago

We stood in line at dinner a good 30 minutes just to order at the window. It's a wildly inefficient system - why not sit down, enjoy the view and have a drink while waiting to order and waiting for food?? Only 1 person taking...More

Thank janetE249FB
Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I have been stopping at The Lobster Dock for years and we found it as good as always. Everything is so fresh and good. We tried the crab cakes and clam chowder and both were delicious.

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were so exctied to eat our first lobsters of our visit to Maine and we chose the Lobster Dock based on previous reviews. We loved the location (which was an easy walk across the footbridge). There were nice views and ample multi-level deck seating...More

1  Thank Queen-Traveler
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It was ok! The cold lobster roll had a bit too much mayo for my taste. The Boothbay Lobster Wharf just down the road had a better (and much bigger) roll. That said, the Lobster Dock did have more variety if you have non-seafood people!

1  Thank DeeBelcher
Reviewed 6 days ago

We didn't have a god experience. It wasn't busy, maybe a dozen other people, so that's not the reason. We ordered 2 beers, fried artichoke hearts and oysters on the half shell at the window, that was an ordeal. The young fellow was more interested...More

1  Thank 619sadams
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chery c
13 March 2017|
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Response from Catherine S | Reviewed this property |
It's written on a huge chalkboard as you enter the restaurant. Basically choose your live lobster and say how you want it cooked! They also have other typical seafood like clams scallops and shrimps, cooked how you like... More
4 September 2016|
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Response from Mitch W | Property representative |
Yes we have a few slips available on a 1st come basis.
Madelyn A
14 May 2016|
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Response from Christina H | Reviewed this property |
yes...there is a table with a dog's water bowl provided outside
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
View, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49 Atlantic Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-2131
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Boothbay Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-633-7120
Locally caught lobster is our specialty. Several hundred pounds are stored in our sea water tank. You may select your own from the tank and watch as they are prepared for cooking in our large outdoor pots. We have all sizes of the tasty shellfish, from one to four pounds. To those new to lobster, we will gladly assist on how to best eat them and explain the differences between hard and soft shell. The Outdoor Patio at The Lobster Dock The flavor of Maine is further captured in our other offerings. Stews and chowders are prepared daily from only the freshest ingredients. The shrimp and scallops we use are caught in the waters of the Boothbay Region. Clams are also supplied by local diggers most every day. Our mussels are grown on a salt water farm in Tenants Harbor. Fish caught in the North Atlantic are supplied to us from Boothbay Fish Dealers. We accept only the freshest available. It is not unusual for us to refuse deliveries that do not meet our quality standards.
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