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The Lobster Pool

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329 Granite St, Rockport, MA 01966-1006
+1 978-546-7808
11:30 - 20:30
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 20:30
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015

Whenever friends or family visit from out of town, I often bring them to the Lobster Pool for the quintessential New England lobster-in-the-rough experience. The seafood is simple and good (boiled lobster, fried calamari, and a nice fish sandwich constituted our fine meal this past weekend) and, since it is located right on the coast of Cape Ann, it has... More 

Thank Tim H
mt prospect
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58 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015 via mobile

Steamers great, whole lobster tough and extremely disappointing. Scenery ok, and food is mediocre. Outside picnic tables would be an asset for families with children. Not our cup of tea.

Thank fcgfcg
Northampton, Massachusetts, United States
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22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2015

Good food, quick service and the scenery is awesome! Away from thehustle and bustle of downtown Rockport. A little pricey, but anyplace on the shore is.

Thank James S
Keene, New Hampshire
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88 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2015

We came here last year while vacationing and this year we did it again. It just a lovely spot where you can enjoy a fantastic meal and either sit indoors or outdoors and enjoy the ocean views. We heard that it was under new ownership and it hasn't missed a beat. Locals rave about the place and we add our... More 

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Houston, Texas
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102 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2015

Went for lunch because it was recommended very highly by a resident in Rockport. The food was good, but it seemed very overpriced. The clam plate--fried clams, french fries, and a tiny cup of awful cole slaw was $32. Partner had fish and chips…2 small pieces of fish with fries and the same slaw. Yes, the view is nice, but... More 

Thank ahur111
Boston, Massachusetts
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177 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2015

Just revisited, 2nd time this year and I think the food is actually getting worse. Tried the "perfect" crab cakes. Perfectly awful! No recognizable crab meat and tasted more like a stuffed clam burnt in a deep fat fryer than a crab cake. Add that to the truly ridiculous prices to achieve a poor rating. Sorry, I want to like... More 

Thank jimcool
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234 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2015

The Lobster Pool is always our first stop when we arrive in Rockport. This trip was no exception. On a Monday, there was no line for lunch when we arrived. We have ordered the fisherman's platter to split in the past, but it is way too much food. Since there was no crowd, we were able to order a combo... More 

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99 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2015

Overall, I would say this restaurant offers satisfactory food and outdoor seating overlooking the harbor. There are four picnic tables and a bench outside, plus ~ten large tables inside. Casual dining. It's located about a three minute drive from Halibut Point State Park, which is why we were there. However, for a short stay in Cape Ann, I would probably... More 

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Watertown, Connecticut
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2015 via mobile

It was a nice place, food was ok. Beautiful setting. Price is good. I've been by in the summer and it's hard to get near, it's so busy

Thank Sarah G
Newton, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2015

If your looking for a classic lobster shack, you've found it. Good food, Limited parking. On a good evening, sit out on the picnic tables and watch the sun go down.

Thank Rick B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$30
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available
Good for
View, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?