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Thurston's Lobster Pound

9 Thurston Road, Mount Desert Island, Bernard, ME 04612
+1 207-244-7600
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“blueberry cake” (100 reviews)
“lobster” (905 reviews)
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9 Thurston Road, Mount Desert Island, Bernard, ME 04612
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Excellent local venue, right by the docks. Typical menu offerings and very good and fresh. Lobster rolls were outstanding. Great water views.

Thank Jon H
Reviewed 2 days ago

First. This place is built for tourists. If you're looking for the authentic "lobster pound experience," this isn't it. However, it has become a Bar Harbor classic, and it's worth the drive over. (Stop at the Bar Harbor Head Light while you're out this way)....More

Thank mjh8882014
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had been told how great this place is and it did. It disappoint. My husband got the lobster roll that came with potato chips. He also tried the lobster ale which is made in Portland ME. He said it tasted good with the lobster....More

Thank Cindy L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Ate lunch here today and loved the low key, authentic, waterfront setting. The lobster roll came with lettuce which we asked to be omitted, and the roll did not appear to be buttered and grilled. The lobster meat was wonderful and lightly tossed with sauce....More

Thank Carlsbadhappy
Reviewed 5 days ago

Came to Thurston's on recommendation of a bartender in Bar Harbor. Best lobster experience I can imagine. Great food. Great view. All around wonderful experience.

Thank Tony R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Usually there for dinner, but stopped for lunch last week... wow! The lobster BLT is great. Toasted wheat bread with tons of lobster chunks and a dark ale... watching the harbor on an early Fall afternoon... doesn't get much better... see you next year, Thurston's!

Thank eastwind
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love grilled cheese, the crab or lobster grilled cheese is a must...served hot crunchy and delicious..or try the lobster BLT..yum..or their haddock chowder..all served with a view of the iconic working Bass Harbor..

Thank Peg I
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Once you understand the ordering ritual, things so smoothly. Upon entering there's a counter on the left where you place your order and pay. (The menu is in chalk above the counter.) You'll be given a holder with a number that you take to and...More

Thank hankbauer
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love lobster, this is the place to go. Not fancy, but lobster perfection. They bring them off the boat in the traps, put them in trays by weight, and then cook them for you. Get the dinner as the Blueberry Cake Dessert is...More

Thank Joel W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tonight my wife and i had a nice dinner at Thurstons. We had the Lobster Melts and they were very good.It was very busy but people were getting their food in a timely manor and the scenery of the Harbor was very nice !

Thank John3672
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13 July 2017|
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Response from Thurstons_Lobster | Property representative |
Our tentative closing date is October 15!
13 June 2017|
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Response from Thurstons_Lobster | Property representative |
Hi there! I'm not sure if you're the person who sent an inquiry through our website, but I just responded to that :) The only clams we serve are steamers, since we do not offer any fried foods on the menu!
10 October 2016|
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Response from Thurstons_Lobster | Property representative |
Sunday, October 16th! We'll close at 8 pm.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Thurston Road, Mount Desert Island, Bernard, ME 04612
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Bernard
  • Phone Number: +1 207-244-7600
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