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The Lobster Pool

329 Granite St, Rockport, MA 01966-1006
+1 978-546-7808
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good31%
  • Average17%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible6%
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“clams” (38 reviews)
“seafood” (53 reviews)
“boiled lobster” (12 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
329 Granite St, Rockport, MA 01966-1006
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Reviewed September 11, 2017

Enjoyed stopping in to taste my first fresh lobster. Not knowing it at the time, the price point was a bit high, but loved sitting right out on the water enjoying the experience. It was good to know we could byob and was able to...More

Thank Mary B
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

Small place on the waterfront. You order from the chalkboard and take a seat at a painted picnic table, (if you're lucky you get a table with a view from a window) and they call your name when your order's up. The lobster rolls are...More

Thank jcl0519
Reviewed August 29, 2017 via mobile

Love the atmosphere! Wonderful food and BEAUTIFUL views out back! I grew up going to this restaurant! Every summer my brother and cousins and I would walk from our cottage to get popcorn shrimp and hang out. We carry on the tradition with our children!...More

Thank rockportforlife
Reviewed August 28, 2017

We stopped here for lunch during our stay in Gloucester. It's a spectacular location overlooking Folly Cove, particularly on a sunny day when you can eat outside. As for the food, give it 3 stars at best. Bland, expensive, forgettable.

Thank David T
Reviewed August 25, 2017 via mobile

We have eaten there in past years and will probably not go back. Food was expensive, lobster chowder must just have had lobster swim in it, lobsters expensive, fries burned, crab cakes mostly breading, soda watered down...

Thank James F
Reviewed August 24, 2017 via mobile

Very nice view, but that's where it ends. I ordered the large clam chowder and my wife ordered a large lobster bisque and a lobster roll. Very disappointing. The soups were very small with no zip and the lobster roll was just ok. The coleslaw...More

Thank AGC1015
Reviewed August 24, 2017

This restaurant was a bring your own beer/wine place. I ordered a cheeseburger and my partner had the tuna sandwich. The bread tasted like it came straight from a package at the grocery store. Nothing extraordinary, but prices weren't bad. Fries were plentiful and just...More

Thank PMiers
Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

Seafood is fresh and delicious. They also have some grill options for those who do not want fish. Setup is you order and it is first come to seating. At sunset know that people will not vacate tables. Byob if interested in that. Great steamed...More

Thank Kara H
Reviewed August 13, 2017

We have driven by many times, and decided to give it a try. I don't think we've ever had french fries that were more dripping in grease then the ones we had here. The scallops were over cooked/fried as well. A complete disappointment. Lured in...More

Thank 99.5
Reviewed August 8, 2017

The fried clam meal platter was really good. The large inside eating area was better than hazy, hot & humid outside. Plenty of inside and outside tables.

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October 28, 2015|
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Response from Joyce J | Reviewed this property |
Hi You should try calling. They are usually closed by now. (978) 546-7808. If you don't mind traveling to Newbury MA, Bob's Lobster has always been good. It does not have the view of the Lobster Pool but still a nice area to... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 329 Granite St, Rockport, MA 01966-1006
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Rockport
  • Phone Number: +1 978-546-7808
  • E-mail
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