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The Lobster Dock

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49 Atlantic Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-2131
+1 207-633-7120
11:30 - 20:30
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Land O Lakes, Florida
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45 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The lobster rolls are to die for. As we were vacationing in Boothbay what would you eat. lobster! Let me tell you they had the best lobster rolls going. We went back here twice as they were so good! I can't say enough.

Thank hands34639
Dallas, Texas
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has great food at reasonable prices. First place we ate at in BBH late at night and had a lobster feast with the Lobster Stew being very special in flavor. always a great choice and fun wharf location.

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Ardsley, New York
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69 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

This is not a sit down restaurant. You order at a window (there's a line) and take a table, inside or outside. They bring the food to your table in paper containers. Menu is mostly seafood and they're good at it. Prices are a little lower than the rest of town, because it's not at all fancy, and because it's... More 

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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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99 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

My husband and I visited Boothbay last September and ate dinner at The Lobster Dock. The food was excellent and, all things considered, reasonably priced. We were very happy with the ambiance, the wait staff and the food! We would definitely eat here again if back in the area (I hope so!)

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Rochester, Minnesota
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Cool place! Decor, ambience and looks. Outstanding service, specially our friend wearing orange hair! Tried both rolls, the lobster and fried oysters! The latter, wow! A first for me, was outstanding in taste! We also had the lobster bisque and loved the flavor, plenty lobster in both lobster dishes!

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Bethany Beach, Delaware
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

After a nice walk from downtown, we settled at the Lobster Shack. We saw one of the owners and some of the great staff who make this place hum. Order your meal, find a table. This is difficult because it's a small place and the sun is in your eyes in September. Otherwise, food is wonderful. Prices are high just... More 

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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

I was looking for a lobster roll on my visit to Maine and this place delivered! Charming place right on the water,you order at the window and they bring it to your table, inside or out. Inside tables also have great views. At the servers suggestion, I got the warm lobster roll and it was loaded with lobst meat! We... More 

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Alvord, Texas
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

This place is a "sleeper". Food is outstanding. We ate outside in a quaint little patio. Lobster roll and clam chowder are my favorite choices.

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Washington DC
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220 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Maybe we were just spoiled.......we had such great food in so many places so far. This is a very nice place to stop in for lunch by the water. The staff was great but the food just isn't as legendary as one might think given the reviews and Bobby Flay. So we drove around the inlet from our hotel and... More 

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Guilderland, New York
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We have eaten at the Lobster Dock for several years now, on our annual weekly visit to Boothbay Harbor. We always visit in September. The Lobster Dock has great food at reasonable prices and a large selection to satisfy any eater's preferences. When you sit outside, the view of the harbor with its many boats, and of Boothbay Harbor's retail... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 28
Steakhouse, American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49 Atlantic Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-2131
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Boothbay Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-633-7120
Locally caught lobster is our specialty. Several hundred pounds are stored in our sea water tank. You may select your own from the tank and watch as they are prepared for cooking in our large outdoor pots. We have all sizes of the tasty shellfish, from one to four pounds. To those new to lobster, we will gladly assist on how to best eat them and explain the differences between hard and soft shell. The Outdoor Patio at The Lobster Dock The flavor of Maine is further captured in our other offerings. Stews and chowders are prepared daily from only the freshest ingredients. The shrimp and scallops we use are caught in the waters of the Boothbay Region. Clams are also supplied by local diggers most every day. Our mussels are grown on a salt water farm in Tenants Harbor. Fish caught in the North Atlantic are supplied to us from Boothbay Fish Dealers. We accept only the freshest available. It is not unusual for us to refuse deliveries that do not meet our quality standards.

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