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The Lobster Dock

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49 Atlantic Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-2131
+1 207-633-7120
11:30 - 20:30
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Rochester, Minnesota
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Cool place! Decor, ambience and looks. Outstanding service, specially our friend wearing orange hair! Tried both rolls, the lobster and fried oysters! The latter, wow! A first for me, was outstanding in taste! We also had the lobster bisque and loved the flavor, plenty lobster in both lobster dishes!

Thank elyuso
Bethany Beach, Delaware
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

After a nice walk from downtown, we settled at the Lobster Shack. We saw one of the owners and some of the great staff who make this place hum. Order your meal, find a table. This is difficult because it's a small place and the sun is in your eyes in September. Otherwise, food is wonderful. Prices are high just... More 

Thank Sparrowj55
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I was looking for a lobster roll on my visit to Maine and this place delivered! Charming place right on the water,you order at the window and they bring it to your table, inside or out. Inside tables also have great views. At the servers suggestion, I got the warm lobster roll and it was loaded with lobst meat! We... More 

Thank rgallamd
Alvord, Texas
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This place is a "sleeper". Food is outstanding. We ate outside in a quaint little patio. Lobster roll and clam chowder are my favorite choices.

Thank JupiterJudy
Washington DC
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221 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Maybe we were just spoiled.......we had such great food in so many places so far. This is a very nice place to stop in for lunch by the water. The staff was great but the food just isn't as legendary as one might think given the reviews and Bobby Flay. So we drove around the inlet from our hotel and... More 

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Guilderland, New York
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We have eaten at the Lobster Dock for several years now, on our annual weekly visit to Boothbay Harbor. We always visit in September. The Lobster Dock has great food at reasonable prices and a large selection to satisfy any eater's preferences. When you sit outside, the view of the harbor with its many boats, and of Boothbay Harbor's retail... More 

Thank Kathleen N
Atlanta, Georgia
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

They serve the lobster meat warn in a roll. This is not the norm I learned but I perfer it this way. Order at the window and go sit down and wait for your food. Enjoy a beer while you wait and look out onto the harbor.

Thank rhc742
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Mediocre food and extremely overpriced. Many good food options in Boothbay Harbor, this is not one of them.

Thank trigger41
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This place charges like it is fine dining but that is not what you get. You stand in line to order a little window like at a fair. Then you get a number, find a picnic table to sit at and they deliver your food to you. You also get to bus your own table when you are finished. For... More 

Thank ShelleyD007
Bolton, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Great location right on the bay. Fresh lobster cooked to order and delicious as is all the seafood we tried, Scallops, shrimps, clams and sitting outside on the dock watching the sun go down, what more can you want.

Thank Catherine S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$28
Steakhouse, American, Seafood, Soups
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
Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
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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