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Shannon's Unshelled

COVID-19 Update: This restaurant is only available for takeaway or delivery at this time.
Locally owned and operated, Shannon's Unshelled delivers a traditional lobster roll on-the-go. Conveniently located at 11 Granary Way, in the heart of downtown Boothbay Harbor, we greatly value our customer's satisfaction by providing a fresh, quality lobster roll at an affordable price! Customers are sure to enjoy the stunning ocean view atmosphere, friendly service, and the tight knit community of Boothbay Harbor Maine. We will be announcing our opening date this month!
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Gluten Free Options
American, Seafood
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small shack by the water that only sells lobster and closes mid day when they run out. The lobster is fresh and the rolls are well stuffed. It was the best lobster in Boothbay.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Shannon’s for a lobster roll. Casual location where you order at the window and can eat at picnic tables or take out. The wait to order (about 15 min) and then for the food (about 20 min) was a bit long but ok....Staff and service were pleasant and polite Lobster roll was very good - no Mayo, just lemon and butter (and fries) but was over $30 which seemed excessive given the amount of lobster. You do get. 10% discount for cash. Tasty, though.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to experience a Lobster Roll, this is the place! The outdoor space is lovely and the staff very efficient!

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Did not eat here. But wanted to. Small seating area under trees overlooking Boothbay Harbor. Small menu. Will return to eat here.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The price of lobster is now in competition with gold bars in this area. They say it is about $75.00 per lb. normal price non tourist season $23.00 now $36.00 but you do get some fries. I passed. wife got one. regular lobster sandwich small...shack eat outside. no parking servers were nice.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 6, 2021

We had high hopes for our lobster rolls after reading rave reviews but left super disappointed. I couldn’t even eat mine and I love lobster! The chef needs to take a drive to Connecticut to see how a real lobster roll should be served -...WARM with butter! Unfortunately ours were freezing cold with congealed butter and were obviously not fresh. Just a simple rule of cooking that if you butter something it needs to be warm. For $30+, outrageous. Our lunch for 5 cost more than most of the dinners we had in Boothbay, with wine. Even Nantucket is less expensive! That said, my daughter’s fish sandwich was delicious. Maybe we caught them on an off day, but we will not be back.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 4, 2021

Fabulous experience - lobster rolls are superb, served with fries, pickle, slaw. Reasonably priced and 10% cash discount offered. We also ordered the Haddock basket - delicious. Highly recommend and will return if in the area again!

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed July 20, 2021

Hands down, the best lobster rolls I have ever had! I wanted to have Shannon's' since I planned our trip to Boothbay, and she did not disappoint us. Yes these lobster rolls are expensive, but they are plump and plenty on rolls. They came with...large portion of fries and coleslaw. Other lobster rolls are cheaper, but their lobsters are chopped and mixed with mayonnaise. Shannon's' lobsters are so fresh that besides a bit of melted butter, there really was no need for any seasoning. I will be back!More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 14, 2021 via mobile

We have coming to Shannon’s for 6 years. It has always been by far the best lobster roll we have ever eaten - and I try lobster rolls all over New England. But this year the price skyrocketed, jumping at least $10. We paid $80...for two rolls and a single root beer. Eighty dollars!!!! AND my roll was just ok. It was not overflowing as it has been in years past. We will skip it next year. What a disappointment.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 13, 2021 via mobile

Yes, best lobster roll EVER. Why? Because it is pure lobster. No Mayo or fillers. Served with a basket of perfectly done fries, slaw, and DRAWN BUTTER. Price is steep but we’ll worth it. Also thoroughly enjoyed the clam chowder.

Date of visit: July 2021
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March 24, 2017|
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Response from Shannons U | Property representative |
Good afternoon William, We are open seasonally from Memorial day weekend until Columbus Day weekend! We hope to see you this summer!
September 13, 2015|
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Response from ken v | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jan- I just spoke with Shannon's dad and was told that she will close sometime during the end of October depending upon the weather. Well worth the visit if you want a really fresh lobster roll. Spend some time in... More
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Yes, Shannon's Unshelled offers takeaway services.

Shannon's Unshelled is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5