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The Lobster Dock

49 Atlantic Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-2131
+1 207-633-7120
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“crab cakes” (142 reviews)
“lobster roll” (197 reviews)
“seafood” (97 reviews)
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49 Atlantic Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-2131
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Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

What a great place to eat a phenomenal lobster while sitting out over Boothbay Maine harbor. Food and service were exceptional. Great servers and cold Ship Yard Summer Ale. Finished our lunch and a patron went down choking on lobster. Peg, a trauma ER RN...More

1  Thank Frank C
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Awesome food and good prices. Nice setting too. Look forward to going back. Lobster rolls are stuffed and reasonable price.

1  Thank Scott M
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Charming atmosphere with local flair, delicious crab cakes, clam chowder, lobster rolls, corn that's boiled in the same water as the lobsters and homemade Maine blueberry pie for dessert. If you want authentic down east fare, this is the place to go.

1  Thank Tofer M
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Good service with fresh food. Pleasing sitting atmosphere both indoor and outside. Awesome, Incredible, Magnificent, ect. no matter the word, it falls short of describing the sunset off this deck. Definitely worth a stop if your around Boothbay. Owners are great people too!

1  Thank Jdubois1291
Reviewed 23 May 2016

We visited The Lobster Dock while in Boothbay last summer at the recommendation of Donna at our B&B; The Atlantic Ark Inn, right down the street. We had the pleasure of dining here 2 nights out of the week we stayed in town. The service...More

2  Thank SANDRA F
Reviewed 22 May 2016

The Lobster Dock is our go-to place when visiting Boothbay Harbor. Mitch, the owner, does a great job consistently offering Main seafood staples (Lobster, clams) with a mix of other dishes that keep things interesting and make revisiting rewarding. Beer and wine are available. Indoor...More

1  Thank Rob K
Reviewed 21 May 2016

The iconic Maine seafood restaurant, and right on the water to boot. When you can beat Bobby Flay at cooking you're doing it right. Best crab cakes I've ever had. Lobster rolls are pretty darn good too. Great baseball caps, I have three.

1  Thank Mike B
Reviewed 31 March 2016

The Lobster Dock does seafood right. From the lobster to the crab to the fish, everything is super fresh. You will not find seafood this fresh anywhere outside of Maine. After enjoying the seafood here, little else will measure up. Park downtown and walk across...More

1  Thank bklyn56
Reviewed 18 February 2016

I have to admit, you will maybe eat a lot of calories, but every bite will be worth it ! Their fried seafood plate is incredible, and the view on the terrasse is wonderful ! A must-see !

Thank Mc R
Reviewed 10 January 2016

We summer in Boothbay Harbor and regularly eat at The Lobster Dock. Love the warm lobster rolls, shrimp scampi, famous crab cakes. My husband unfortunately is allergic to seafood so Mitch fixes him a steak, large enough that leftovers go home for breakfast. We always...More

1  Thank umich2016
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chery c
14 March 2017|
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Response from Catherine S | Reviewed this property |
It's written on a huge chalkboard as you enter the restaurant. Basically choose your live lobster and say how you want it cooked! They also have other typical seafood like clams scallops and shrimps, cooked how you like... More
4 September 2016|
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Response from Mitch W | Property representative |
Yes we have a few slips available on a 1st come basis.
Madelyn A
14 May 2016|
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Response from Christina H | Reviewed this property |
yes...there is a table with a dog's water bowl provided outside

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 28
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, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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