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The Lobster Shack

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$$ - $$$
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346 Main St, Rockland, ME 04841-3348
+1 207-596-3170
11:00 - 19:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 19:00
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washington dc
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498 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 288 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

A cash-only food truck on Main St., next to the Farnsworth Museum, featuring excellent lobster rolls on a short menu. Patio seating only, takeout. A real taste of Maine after museum touring.

Thank mrsagf
Show Low, Arizona
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93 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This place is nothing more than a little shack on the Main drag. If you need to use the rest room, you need to hike a few blocks to the public rest rooms. And even though my husband and I both wanted a bottled water to go with our lunch, there was only one in the cooler. Still, the cheap... More 

Thank Candace M
Alexandria, Virginia
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98 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

I have passed this place for years but never stopped. They have a great menu , great food and great location. Its located right next to the Farnsworth Art Museum. I ordered a crab roll expecting a roll with some crab meat in it but got much more. There was a lovely slice of watermelon in addition to some coleslaw.... More 

Thank Alice C
Vermont, USA
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396 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

This outdoor eatery is actually a food truck with a very pleasant patio seating area, located next door to the Farnsworth Museum. I was delighted to find home baked beans with delicious corn bread and home made coleslaw. Everything was delicious! They also have sandwiches, lobster rolls and chowders.

Thank VermontTeacher44
Blacksburg, Virginia
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90 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

We always stop when in Rockland . In fact, one visit we ate here three out of five days. That's how good it is. Great atmosphere that goes with the great food. A Rockland must.

Thank Broadean
Scottsdale, Arizona
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Wonderful, fresh food in a delightful outdoor setting. The cabbage salads were delightfully flavorful and the crab and lobster rolls were fabulous.

Thank Chet R
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Stopped by for a later lunch here before leaving town. Its CASH ONLY, and the prices are very reasonable. The lobster roll was delicious, and the Dilly Beans were an unexpected bonus! Their twist on cole slaw was one of the only cole slaws I have ever liked in my life! Definitely worth visiting, and a great central location. Service... More 

Thank Ceba H
Dallas, Texas
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78 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

The lobster rolls are what you would expect and good. The cornbread (atypical for a lobster shack) is really good The slaw is crisp with mint. Interesting touch Good but not amazing clam chowder.

Thank Rob M
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

It is a lobsta shack! So be prepared. Delivers on the promise of fresh v tasty lobster at a very fair price. Really the best we had across the NE coastal drive vacation. We quit lobster after the dinner knowing we had hit the peak at last. Super shack joint with funky setups but perfect setting. This is for real... More 

Thank Garth D
Sacramento, Cali
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Had dinner one night while staying up the road in Camden in mid-June so not very crowded.. Typical lobster shack with outdoor seating at picnic tables. The lobster and sides were delicious. For some reason everything tasted better here then other lobster shacks we ate at during our trip

Thank Sacman

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$16
American, Seafood
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 346 Main St, Rockland, ME 04841-3348
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Rockland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-596-3170
We are a downtown take out truck. We feature the freshest seafood directly from my sons lobster boat! We make everything ourselves and hand pick our lobster and crab. We have awards for our lobster sandwich and also our chowder. We also offer pulled pork and roast turkey salad for sandwiches. We do many soups and chowders always served with our own corny bread. Salads of local greens and veggies that include our own dressings. Homemade baked beans with hot dogs! Daily specials. See you soon.

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