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Abel's Lobster Pound - CLOSED

13 Abels Ln, Route 198, Mount Desert, Mount Desert Island, ME 04660-6643
+1 207-276-5827
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (116 reviews)
“blueberry pie” (18 reviews)
“salad” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
13 Abels Ln, Route 198, Mount Desert, Mount Desert Island, ME 04660-6643
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Sorry to say that Abel's Lobster Pound has closed as of the 2017 season. The future of the business is unclear. The manager, Shae, now operates a food truck at the Northeast Harbor marina, offering lobster rolls and many other Abel's favorites.

Thank Edward T
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Tourists trap? It's not my first or second choice. This places runs on it's name and maybe the view. Service is on the slow side, the food is good but overpriced.

1  Thank sweeetee8
Reviewed 21 September 2016

the setting for the restaurant is wonderful, and the sunsets amazing. It is a very popular place and often gets rather large parties, which can be noisy. It is a 20 minute drive from downtown Bar Harbor. We had a window table and the view...More

Thank daylilly50
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

This is an out of the way place from Bar Harbor but worth the drive. It is a family owned restaurant only open 11 weeks a year. The setting outside over looking a bay of lake is great. Lobster rolls are the best in the...More

Thank DBatch69
Reviewed 12 September 2016

It,s quiet a bit mre refined that the typical Down-east lobstah pound, but still authentic. The family style service is great and the food is consistently good. Sit outside, weather and bugs permitting, for the best result.

Thank Buck B
Reviewed 5 September 2016

The location is beautiful, right on the bay, with both indoor and outdoor tables. The steamers and lobster were both delicious. A bit pricey, but definitely worth a visit.

Thank Pete N
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Abel's does an understandably busy business. Yes, they excel in Lobster (Freshly cooked, cooked in a number of ways and !! Don't forget to try the lobster salad (solid lobster meet) Also, peruse the rest of the menu as there are many (delicious) choices. Don't...More

Thank Gowney
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

I had an opportunity to bring my family from out of state to experience a genuine Maine lobster dinner. While we were having dinner, we had to listen to the loud, obnoxious bartender with all the facial piercings. His vocabulary and behavior lacked proper hospitality...More

2  Thank Tarabel2
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Best lobster anywhere. Period. Great blueberry pie. Although they offer seating on the lawn, indoors is better. Have i mentioned that it has the *best* lobster?

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Most lobster pounds are ramshackle, roadside affairs with no atmosphere. We sat outside in a beautiful setting on the edge of the woods, overlooking a small harbor. While excellent, the lobsters are a little pricey. The 20 minute drive is well worth it to get...More

Thank William S
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$14 - US$53
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 Abels Ln, Route 198, Mount Desert, Mount Desert Island, ME 04660-6643
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Mount Desert
  • Phone Number: +1 207-276-5827
  • E-mail
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