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Portland Lobster Co

180 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4615
+1 207-775-2112
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
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180 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4615
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was where I had my very first taste of fresh Maine lobster- and boy did they deliver! The atmosphere was great, the food itself delicious and the price for my lobster meal with sides was unbelievably cheap! I recommend ordering at the outside section-...More

Thank N A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food. You order at the bar and then take a seat. They’ll buzz you when your order is ready. Buzzer is a red lobster. Outside seating available. There’s also a covered area with heaters when it gets too cold.

Thank FlyingStew75
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is like a lobster shack and the food is very fresh. We ordered twin lobster meal, lobster roll, lobster salad and the clams for two people. There was a long line of course but it did not take too long to get our...More

Thank Rayling C
Reviewed 10 November 2017

I had the lobster roll. So tender and tasty. The Best Lobster I had my whole trip. I was surprised it was served cold with butter on it. But oh man, so good. I would have ordered another one if our group hadn't gotten appetizers...More

Thank Brenda S
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Seafood and more seafood. Large lobster for $20. All the dishes are great. Local brews. And good music.

Thank ChicagoBob18
Reviewed 10 November 2017

The food was not memorable, but neither was it overpriced. The wait for the food was challenging, although we can't say we weren't warned. Fortunately there was a bar, live music, and interesting tourists to chat with.

Thank Brad M
Reviewed 8 November 2017

While visiting Portland, I had to have a lobster roll and preferably the warm kind with just lobster and melted butter. It was a beautiful autumn day and the place was busy, but we managed to find a picnic table, in the sun, on the...More

Thank berkshiretraveler53
Reviewed 7 November 2017

If you are looking for a lobster roll and table on the water in Portland, Portland Lobster Company is the perfect place! Stand in line, order your food and pick up at the window. Not fancy but DELISH! Highly recommend.

Thank misopiso88
Reviewed 3 November 2017

That this was a take out option served us well, and lured us away from a nearby competitor that does not do take out. Service was good, wait time average, and prices relatively reasonable. The food was quite tasty (2 lobsters, cole slaw and a...More

Thank BloomingMisfit
Reviewed 1 November 2017

We really enjoyed getting some beers, fries, and lobster rolls on the patio. The lobster wasn't cheap, but it was good. There seemed to be a lot of locals, which made me think it's a good reliable spot for seafood.

Thank sm47
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Lisa G
9 October 2017|
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Response from Donna S | Reviewed this property |
There are picnic benches but no waitress service. You order inside at the counter or outside at the bar area. They give you a lobster shaped buzzer. When the buzzer goes off, your order is ready. You pick it up at the... More
7 October 2016|
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Response from Joe c | Reviewed this property |
No they will be closed for the season. The last day they will be open for 2016 is 31 Oct.
30 August 2016|
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Response from Joe c | Reviewed this property |
The biggest are 2 lb. but the best deal are to buy the twin 1 lb. lobster dinner. Its much cheaper & the 2 x 1 lb. lobsters are easier to peel & better tasting.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 180 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4615
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-775-2112
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