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Estes Lobster House

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1906 Harpswell Neck Rd, Harpswell, ME 04079-3324
+1 207-833-6340
11:30 - 20:00
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Concord, New Hampshire
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145 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

I have been her 4-5 times and have to say this is good place to eat. Good lobster, good chowder, good fish sandwich, good beers on tap... great view, very good service - fun decor!

Thank pepelevoo
Peru, New York
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Went mid-day for a late lunch and sat outside. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive. The lobster stew and calamari were amazing! The homemade mac and cheese was disappointing as it was pretty dry. The lobster roll was also a little dry. The atmosphere was great. We sat outside and had great views. Everything is served on/in paper or... More 

Thank RN455
Berwyn, PA
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Estes is a short walk from the summer cottage we rent and I hit Estes every summer for a few key items. Number 1 on my list are the Maine (soft-shell) steamers. They do them to a turn - better than any other place I have been - and that keep me coming back. I also enjoy the clam chowder,... More 

Thank nlbergie
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

My wife and I went to Estes with another couple. We were celebrating someone's birthday. It's your basic no frills lobster restaurant which is fine but then prices should reflect this. Our bill was just under $100 and the food was mediocre at best. My paper plate was filled with a conglomerate of food that I had trouble identifying. The... More 

1 Thank Andrew G
Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

The patio is the place to sit. Right on the beach, watching the sunset while you eat. Propane heaters and blankets available if you need them! Fresh Lobster cooked perfectly. Frequented by locals as well as tourlists.

Thank PDwoodgrn
Bath, Maine
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Six of us went for lunch on a beautiful day. We were seated outside where the view is phenomenal. Our orders were taken rapidly, the food arrived in a timely manner. The fried food was acceptable but terribly bland. Onion rings were so-so. Sweet potato fries were greasy and tasted like they were frozen. The lobster roll was very good.... More 

Thank Joan J
Syracuse, New York
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126 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Stopped here for late lunch/early dinner one day after visiting Land's End on Bailey Island. The place was rather slow due to our odd hour I suspect, but the wait staff was great, and the food didn't take too long to come out, though I did feel it was kind of long considering there was only one other group in... More 

Thank Val M
Topsham, Maine
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Loved the food. They have other things besides lobster. But I have to say I loved the lobster best. The bar I am not as impressed with.

Thank 887fish
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 June 2016

As long as you aren't expecting fine dining, this is the most perfect spot to enjoy a lobster (or twin lobsters, reasonably priced)! I always get the lobsters and steamers, with an appetizer of amazing onion rings. There's no free drinking water which I assume is due to the location of the restaurant, on a narrow peninsula surrounded by water.... More 

1 Thank Jane H
Waterloo, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Dinner was OK. Chowder was good. Staff was amazing! ! On the patio was beautiful at sunset, would make a great first date

Thank LT K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1906 Harpswell Neck Rd, Harpswell, ME 04079-3324
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Harpswell
  • Phone Number: +1 207-833-6340

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