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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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Cuisines: American, Seafood
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
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English first
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

My wife and I had a great meal on Wednesday night. We each had the salad with fresh berries and pecans with housemade poppyseed dressing, split a lobster tail with traditional stuffing dinner and blueberry pie with ice cream. Everything was great. We also had a friendly, helpful and attentive waitress. Although we arrived just before closing we were not... More

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Waterville, Maine, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

I'm going to lead with kudos to our waiter Jason today, who was lovely and 5 stars friendly and efficient. Made us feel at home. Menu: they have taken away their "Lighter Side" menu, which made the place much more affordable. I don't want a huge entree for lunch, so that smaller menu was our go-to thing. The view is... More

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Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We came out to Cook's because it sounded like a great place. The service is possibly the worst I've had ever encountered. There were only four tables with people for our server and it took forever to be given a menu. He was clearly uninterested in taking out order and actually walked off before I was finished ordering. After we... More

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Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We stop at Cook's every year when we're in the area, their lobster has always been good. I know I can always get a great baked stuffed lobster here. It's great to walk around outside after dinner, the location and views are outstanding, it's just such a pretty place. Service has always been great for us.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The outstanding feature of this restaurant is that it is open year round when some of the local lobster shacks are closed. When Anna's or 5 Island is open, you won't see me here. Stick to the boiled lobster and clams. Decor is seaside and hasn't changed probably since it opened. The martini was lovely and despite our waiter being... More

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Gardiner, Maine
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75 reviews 75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Seven of us came yesterday for a 60th birthday celebration lunch. We had made our reservation for 2:00, but had called that morning to change it to 1. Apparently, the hostess never got the memo, so she attempted to fit us all in a booth, which did not work at all. Had it been not so windy, we would have... More

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York County, Maine
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We took the Bailey Island cruise from Portland on Casco Bay Lines, which docks near Cooks Lobster House for a couple of hours before heading back to Portland; great day on the water. Since it was lunchtime, we decided to eat first and then do a little sightseeing. It was the last Saturday before Labor Day and the restaurant was... More

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3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

For a Friday night of Labor Day weekend the restaurant had plenty of tables open. This should have been a sign. The scallop special named "seafood stuffed scallops" Was simply scallops atop some bland and watery stuffing.

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AUSTIN
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125 reviews 125 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Cook's is right on the Bay at the ferry dock just across from the Cribstone Bridge which makes it convenient as well as picturesque. Service was prompt and knowledgeable, food prepared perfectly. My wife had their trifecta special: three lobster tails, I had a 2 pounder. They brought me a somewhat larger lobster but only charged me for what I... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Went to a lobster bake there August 23,2014 . It was the WORST lobster dinner we have ever had. Overcooked lobster, they were slimy from being cooked in dirty seaweed, steamed clams were also dirty and slimy, no bullion broth served with steamers, something yellow but was not real butter for dipping, blueberry cake that wasn't taken out of the... More

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CooksLobsterHouse, Owner at Cook's Lobster House, responded to this review

Please accept our sincere apologies. We aim to provide wonderful service and delicious seafood and I thank you for pointing out how we can improve in the future. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us. More

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