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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 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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11 reviews
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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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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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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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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
Brockton, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Had a nice lunch here on a weekday. Sitting on the deck with a view of the harbor was a treat. We both had clam rolls and they were fresh and tasty.

Thank knj441
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108 reviews
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Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We had a girls week out and went to Lobster Dock for lunch. It was very casual. I had the chicken sandwich and we shared an onion blossom which was good.

Thank Irishimp17
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped for lunch on Columbus Day to find it they were closing for the season. Loved the atmosphere. Big porch for eating outside waterside. Indoor seating also available if weather is not good. You order at the window, go grab a table and they bring your food to you. Great selection of seafood from fried to steamed options. Get... More 

Thank Brittanie M
Louisville, Kentucky
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We asked where we could get good seafood after our arrival in Boothbay Harbor. When we ordered at the Lobster Dock, we knew we were hitting a home run. The food selection was outstanding, and the fresh lobster were on the deck, waiting for you to choose a winner. The menu was extensive, and we look forward to our next... More 

Thank thagan
Bayville, New York
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

A small lobster pound style place in Bar Harbor. Nothing fancy, but clean and friendly with bright red freshly painted picnic tables. My food came quickly (a soft shell lobster dinner with very sweet corn on the cob and a biscuit) and a nice cold Shipyard Pumpkin. Waiter Shane was friendly and cheerful. It wasn't a crowded night and he... More 

Thank MermaidSue2013
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Best scallops I have ever eaten. We enjoyed our dinner so much we came back the next day. Captain on our boat trip also recommended this place. Beautiful weather so we ate outside.

Thank Diane G
Cheshire, Connecticut, United States
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104 reviews
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Reviewed 8 October 2016

For an outside "takeout" shack, this place was excellent. You place your order at the window, go sit out on the patio overlooking the harbor and they bring your food to you. The food was awesome! No frills, relaxing atmosphere, great views and great food....can't beat that!

Thank Colleen C

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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
Cheap Eats, 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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