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Gateway Lobster Pound

Rte 3, Ellsworth, ME 04605
+1 207-667-2620
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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“lobster stew” (4 reviews)
“steamers” (3 reviews)
“onion rings” (3 reviews)
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Rte 3, Ellsworth, ME 04605
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Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Despite all the negative ratings on Trip Advisor, We stopped here for a 2# lobster and fried paddock dinner as we had better here about 3 years ago. Our meals couldn't have been better. The fried haddock, fries, and slaw were perfect. The lobster was...More

Thank EllenBread
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Went here for dinner. My husband was the only one to get lobster with the 2 sides (corn on the cob and French fries) and the lobster was very good. I got a small side of fried clams they were good, but I think I...More

Thank Kim S
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

They close at 7:30pm. They do have lobster rolls just keep the correct time in mind. Take out is acceptable

Thank Tonie C
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Terrific overstuffed lobster roll, tender and tasty onion rings, fast and friendly service. Plus all the fun (yet tasteful) souvenirs you can imagine. Highly recommended!

Thank Madeline O
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We had driven by several times and every time this place was packed we just knew it had to be good! And boy was it. The lobster stew was the best I've ever had and the steamers my husband had were sweet and not gritty....More

Thank Gabbi32
Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

The lobster here is delicious, but the hamburger...not so much. One member of our party was tired of seafood and wanted something different, it was just ok. Again, the lobster was good and reasonably priced. I liked the fact that you could just get a...More

Thank EmilyandBill
Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

Stopped here on the way out of bar harbor looking for one last roll. The place was packed and very busy. Staff were family of all generations and friendly. Ordered the lobster rolls which came with a fair amount of meat on hot dog buns....More

Thank Donald J
Reviewed 8 February 2015

The address for this is 1133 Bar Harbor Road, Trenton, Maine This is not in Ellsworth, Maine Some reviewer put the wrong address.

1  Thank MaineFlatlander
Reviewed 18 October 2014

we go every year,, owner remembers our name after not being there for an entire year,, best sit down lobster pound,, doors close at 7:30,,, best thin onion rings

Thank Dmytro S
Reviewed 15 June 2014

A great pound that has an extensive menu. The fried clams are great. Even better with a good slaw. The lobster is good. Not over cooked. The service is good and friendly.

Thank BrentJensen
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rte 3, Ellsworth, ME 04605
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Ellsworth
  • Phone Number: +1 207-667-2620
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