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

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Visitor rating
  • 73
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 56
    Average
  • 41
    Poor
  • 30
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Lunch spot

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
Christa K
Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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261 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
1 review
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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
29 helpful votes 29 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
85 helpful votes 85 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

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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62 reviews 62 reviews
44 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 68 Garrison Cove Rd, Bailey Island, ME 04003
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Bailey Island
  • Phone Number: (207) 833-2818

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?