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All 6 Bailey Island Restaurants

Cook's Lobster House

68 Garrison Cove Rd, Bailey Island, ME 04003
(207) 833-2818
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert

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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

If you are looking for a place to get a lobster roll, here it is. Classic decor, nice folks, can see the water from all the windows. Loved it.

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Yarmouth, Maine
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We were out with the kids today and stopped by cooks for a late lunch/early dinner. Having been here so many times over the past 40 years, I would have to call this visit sad. I regretted spending money here, for the deplorable food. Today was the first time I have experienced vegetarian lobster casserole - or at least that... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We had dinner at Cook's December 27 and it was terrible. We had called to make a reservation for a group of eight people, but it was not necessary. There were only 4 other tables occupied in the restaurant. We were seated in 2 adjoining booths because they did not have a table that would seat 8. Conversation across the... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Everyone we spoke with said we HAD to eat at Cooks, so we did, for lunch. We were the first customers upon opening at 11:30A and chose a seat by the window. Soon, many other patrons joined us. Food was adequate, but not exciting. Large noisy dining room distracted from wonderful setting. Service was okay. Don't need to return, as... More 

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Portland, Maine
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70 reviews 70 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Came up here in the off season (Early Nov.) for a weekend getaway and stopped by for lunch, with no reservations. The place was empty at 12:30, but by two when we left, there were four other tables full. I was happy to see they had both Allagash White and Dogfish 90 on tap to make both of us smile.... More 

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Leeds
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Went as part of a New England tour. The food was nice and tasty which is why we went but we were cramped into tables with literally no room to move and the seating wasn't comfortable either. It made for a long night and I was glad to get up and move around. However let's not detract from the food,... More 

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Jay, New York, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The lobster stew was so good! We ate there on our honeymoon and it was as good as I remembered! I would recommend it highly!

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Portland, Maine
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193 reviews 193 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Cook's Lobster house is located on Bailey's Island, Maine in a beautiful little cove. Its is the quintessential tourist trap restaurant. Don't get me wrong, the food is pretty good, but you are paying way over the dock prices in Maine. As a Mainer, its kind of a shock to see their seafood charges when most restaurants are 25-35% cheaper.... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

During our vacation in Maine my friend and I ate here twice. Both times we really enjoyed it. My favorite dish was the broiled scallops in lemon butter. The views are great especially in the evening as the sun is setting. On our last night we chose Cooks and our server, Brenda, was so helpful. We told her we were... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

My wife and I recently returned from a trip to see the fall foliage. After checking out a pretty lighthouse and on our way to Acadia, we stopped for lunch. The view was very nice, the atmosphere was exactly what we were looking for, and the service was more than adequate. The lobster dip was delicious and my lobster roll... More 

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Additional Information about Cook's Lobster House

Address: 68 Garrison Cove Rd, Bailey Island, ME 04003
Phone Number: (207) 833-2818
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Bailey Island
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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