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The Lobster Pool

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329 Granite St, Rockport, MA 01966-1006
+1 978-546-7808
11:30 - 20:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Bring a bottle of wine and enjoy the sunset. Sit outside picnic tables and enjoy the breeze from the ocean. If we can’t sit outside we do not go (inside dinning is horrible). The food used to be good but not this past year, stick with lobster and you can’t go wrong. The chowder is dreadful, it used to be... More 

Thank floridachick
Cape Ann, MA
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132 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good BYOB spot right on the water. Good lobster, fried clams, burgers and specials. Pleasant staff. Sit at outside tables or inside.

Thank PaulZCapeAnn
Los Angeles, California
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bibs galore as we jump onto the picnic tables sitting cliffside overlooking the Atlantic surf early evening sun still warming the venue

Thank Robb C
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food, lobster and chowder and finished it off with blueberry pie. Watched the sunset over the water during dinner. BYOB made it possible to enjoy a nice red wine for a romantic night. Outdoor seating was also available.

Thank Amy N
Natick, MA
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144 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

The spot for fresh fish and shellfish in Rockport. Small amount of "in the rough" seating on porch/deck in back. Excellent oysters and lobster rolls. Will steam lobsters to go.

Thank HMFoodie
Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 December 2016

The view is still wonderful, but the new owners have not been able to keep the same standard as the original owner, Myalisa Waring. On a couple of occasions this past summer, the clams were over fried, hard, small and tasteless. Maybe next season, the new folks will find their groove.

1 Thank AlvesBoston
Sudbury, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We've eaten at many other lobster shacks in Maine that were better than The Lobster Pool. The lobster roll was good but not special. This meal was expensive. Fortunately we had a Groupon. The view from the restaurant was okay. Obviously this restaurant survives because tourists visiting Rockport think they will be eating at the quintessional lobster shack with great... More 

1 Thank Mark S
East Haven, Connecticut
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

we were told on line that this place had the best lobster roll in USA. I am sorry but the lobster was cold, but tender and sort of nice taste. there are a number of places hat we have gone that were much better then this sorry.

Thank heartman29
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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79 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

I do not understand the positive reviews of this restaurant! We stopped there for lunch and we should have turned around and walked out the door!! What I can't believe is that someone recommended it to us! We should have figured out after going to the "backyard"and seeing the disgusting dirty tables and how the area was not taken care... More 

Thank sharonn874
Upstate, New York
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80 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

This is the first restaurant that we go to when visiting Cape Ann for 43 years. Rustic and the food is fresh and delish. Self serve and picnic style inside or enjoy the outsides overlooking the ocean and beautiful sunset as you tear into a succulent lobster. Great for kids.

Thank smiling4unow

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 30
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, View, Child-friendly
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: 329 Granite St, Rockport, MA 01966-1006
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Rockport
  • Phone Number: +1 978-546-7808

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