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McLaughlin's Lobster Shack

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US Route 1, Lincolnville Beach, Lincolnville, ME
+1 207-789-5205
11:30 - 20:00
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New York City, New York
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179 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate dinner here on Mother's Day and the food was good, but not great. We had the lobster roll and it was ok, but a little light on the lobster, more bun and not enough lobster. The clam chowder was very good, but I did have a shell in mine and almost cracked my tooth on it. This can... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Char-grilled scallops so good this spring, just like last year, and the year before, and the grilled veggies are a bonus! ...Great view even a blustery day. Friendly, courteous service even with a crowd just off the ferry.

Thank shrmart
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8 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly, casual place. Enjoyed the lobster dinner, though early in the season! The owner was most helpful and informative regarding the area.

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Cupar, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

We had a great lobster roll with fries and coleslaw for a great price. The sun was setting and the wood stove was glowing. We liked it so we returned .

Thank 432geoff
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122 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

This is our go-to seafood shack when we're with kids, who can amuse themselves at near-by Lincolnville Beach while we wait for the food or have a grown-up chat after the meal. There are tables inside and outside and in the sun or shade, as one prefers. We tend to favor coming here when the weather allows us to sit... More 

Basel, Switzerland
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72 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Plain and simple decor and tables but we had a window seat overlooking the bay, and great lobsters straight out the tank and cooked fresh. Coleslaw and fries were good too. There was a range of sodas, wines and beers available. Other menu options included clams, scallops and haddock. They also do takeaways. Staff were very friendly. Very happy with... More 

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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86 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Ok.. So if fried clams are an annual event for you, or perhaps semi-annual and you happen to be lucky enough to live near or have access to the New England seacoast wouldn't you want the best clams ever? Well traveling to Camden/Rockport we stopped into McLaughlin's. Unimpressed. Overpriced; Portion size average. Tarter sauce mediocre. So what makes the perfect... More 

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North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We've been eating fresh lobster and seafood in Maine for 3 days. This was by far the worst meal. Mussels were tough, Lobster was okay, fish chowder was watery and the fried seafood platter was bland. In fairness, we are used to lightly breaded, seasoned flavors of coastal Carolinas and Florida where the fried seafood is wonderful. Still, this was... More 

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East Hampton, Connecticut
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275 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

We stopped by for a light lunch. We shared a clam dinner. The clams were perfectly cooked and very tasty. The tables behind the restaurant offered a great view and a nice breeze. Wine and beer are also available. Moose Tracks ice cream was a great dessert. We'll be back next year.

Thank BamTgg
Holderness, New Hampshire
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169 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

We have eaten twice at McLaughlins Lobster restaurant in Lincolnville, Maine. We enjoy eating outside whenever we can, and this is the place to do it. The restaurant is right on the water. Casual dining, but great food. You place your order inside the building and then find a picnic table outside. People watching and bird watching is great! The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: US Route 1, Lincolnville Beach, Lincolnville, ME
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Lincolnville
  • Phone Number: +1 207-789-5205

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?