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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” (142 reviews)
“lobster roll” (197 reviews)
“seafood” (97 reviews)
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Steakhouse, American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
49 Atlantic Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-2131
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Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Got the lobster dinner, cannot go wrong! The baked scallops were the best we have ever had! The service was great, the scallops took a little longer than expected and the manger came out to tell us. The dock is the best place to eat,...More

Thank Casey b
Reviewed 13 June 2016

"In the rough" dining with very nice views. Staff was helpful and food was good. We ate only a light meal but both items were quite tasty.

Thank luvnhme
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Traveling in Maine we often just stop at a place that looks interesting. The Lobster Dock in Boothbay is one of our more memorable stops. Just stopping for a mid-afternoon cocktail we came upon it. It's one of those 'right from a Norma Rockwell scene'...More

1  Thank Daniel T
Reviewed 12 June 2016

They open at 1129am which is when we walked in. Pleased to see an indoor dining room on a cool day. TONS of picnic tables facing across the harbor to the "downtown" area. This is your typical Maine lobster shack. The biggest exception is that...More

Thank SingingOT
Reviewed 10 June 2016

The freshest lobster ever. Excellent chowder too. Nothing fancy....you order from an outside window and sit and watch your lobster being boiled. Prices are fair and beer and wine are available. A real Maine experience!

Thank ThreeOnTheRoad
Reviewed 7 June 2016

Fresh lobster and seafood, great service and the lobster was perfect. Yes, you do have to order from an outside menu....but the bring everything to your table. Fantastic views!!!

1  Thank Rich B
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

What a great place to eat a phenomenal lobster while sitting out over Boothbay Maine harbor. Food and service were exceptional. Great servers and cold Ship Yard Summer Ale. Finished our lunch and a patron went down choking on lobster. Peg, a trauma ER RN...More

1  Thank Frank C
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Awesome food and good prices. Nice setting too. Look forward to going back. Lobster rolls are stuffed and reasonable price.

1  Thank Scott M
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Charming atmosphere with local flair, delicious crab cakes, clam chowder, lobster rolls, corn that's boiled in the same water as the lobsters and homemade Maine blueberry pie for dessert. If you want authentic down east fare, this is the place to go.

1  Thank Tofer M
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Good service with fresh food. Pleasing sitting atmosphere both indoor and outside. Awesome, Incredible, Magnificent, ect. no matter the word, it falls short of describing the sunset off this deck. Definitely worth a stop if your around Boothbay. Owners are great people too!

1  Thank Jdubois1291
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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, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, 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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