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Union River Lobster Pot

8 South St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-2220
+1 207-667-5077
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lobster pot” (41 reviews)
“blueberry pie” (63 reviews)
“clam chowder” (50 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 8:30 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8 South St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-2220
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is always a staple when we vacation in Maine. Every year for the past 8 years, without fail, after we found it.

Thank bodensrb
Reviewed 14 October 2017

The clerk at our motel told us to go early or we would have to wait. We beat the crowd and were seated promptly. Eating lobster was on our bucket list for our Maine visit and we were not disappointed. The lobster was good the...More

Thank MHP8473
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Been traveling to Acadia National Park for over 40 years and made our first stop at Union River Lobster Pot. Just off Route One prior to Crossing the bridge over the Union River upon entering Downtown Ellsworth. Clearly a step up from a roadside lobster...More

1  Thank ChadConsuegra
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Not on the main road. Big dishs. Better come hungry. Food is great loved the clams. For kids as well. Staff friendly. Closes early at night

Thank yariv-benga
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Relaxing, friendly and very good food. Six of us dined there and the food was excellent. The service is equally good! The boil pots are outside at the entry , so you can actually watch the Lobsters take the dive. I ordered the Haddock and...More

Thank gwilson86
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Used Trip Advisor to decide where to get seafood for supper. Union River Lobster Pot was best rated, so we headed over. Note , the street it’s on is hard to see when on the heavily traveled highway, so stay sharp or be prepared to...More

1  Thank SD K
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful spot next to the river made the 15 minute wait enjoyable. Food was excellent, service was great. Very efficient.

1  Thank GreenA8
Reviewed 25 September 2017

We ate here while on vacation back in 2011 and have been waiting to come back again. Glad to have made it back in September of 2017. It is almost worth the trip from Indy just to have dinner at Union River Lobster Pot. You...More

1  Thank overthehill2
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Great meal. Portions nice. Family friendly & great attentive staff. You can pick your own lobster & watch them boil it up in huge pots. Lobster mac n cheese best ever!!!

Thank PaBirddog
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Came for dinner on recommendation at our hotel. We were not disappointed! The menu is heavily seafood as expected, but there are also several steak and other meat entrees that looked very good. I went for the Shore Dinner where you choose the size lobster...More

Thank tosca1951
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13 October 2017|
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Response from Kleefrog57 | Reviewed this property |
They closed for the season Oct. 6. Check their website in the Spring for their opening date.
Judy C
29 August 2017|
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Response from Kleefrog57 | Reviewed this property |
yes, and the wines are fairly priced.
24 August 2016|
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Response from Merrill V | Reviewed this property |
I do not believe they have reservations. Although they do put tables together for large groups. Get there early for best seats.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 South St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-2220
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Ellsworth
  • Phone Number: +1 207-667-5077
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