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Thurston's Lobster Pound

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9 Thurston Road, Bernard, ME 04612
207 244 7600
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11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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  • 304
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  • 54
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  • 23
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Lobster

We have been going to this place for 13 years--and just love it. It has grown over the years but still has not lost that small feel. I love sitting on the deck over the water and looking out on the ocean and having lobster that was just caught. Doesn't get any better than that!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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Elma, New York
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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Elma, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We have been going to this place for 13 years--and just love it. It has grown over the years but still has not lost that small feel. I love sitting on the deck over the water and looking out on the ocean and having lobster that was just caught. Doesn't get any better than that!!

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Nicholson
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

My family and I have been coming to Thurstons every year since I can remember. I love the simple food, sitting under the signature yellow roof and hoping to see a seal in the harbor. I've never been disappointed with a meal here. The Thurstons Ale is delicious too!!

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Toronto, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Every once in a while I get a hankering for Thurston's and one day it may seem worthwhile to drive 20+ plus hours to get to it again. The lobster is great, the butter is even better and the setting is unique. One of those places in the world that you keep thinking about and that keep you coming back.... More 

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New Braunfels Texas
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80 reviews 80 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

for under $20! Nice outside patio seating. Nothing fancy, this is plastic silverware, picnic style place. But if you want lobster, this is the place.

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Westchester County, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The food was decent. We got the lobster dinner, lobster roll and the steamers. The lobster dinner and the roll were fine. However, the steamers were quite sandy. We had steamers at another lobster pound the night before and did not encounter similar issue. The blueberry cake was tasty. The view from the deck was really lovely. The atmosphere was... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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321 reviews 321 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This appears to be where the locals eat. It is not sophisticated. Plastic cutlery disposable everything but excellent lobster and good salad. what surprised me too was the excellent local beer. i tried several while in the area and they had a great choice here. I've enjoyed lobster more elsewhere but Thurston's offers a real sense of local character and... More 

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Munich, Germany
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66 reviews 66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Best lobster rolls that we had during our trip. Fish chowder was very good too. View of the harbor is great. Highly recommended.

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Denver, Colorado
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

If you want lobster, this is the place. Recommended by our B&B host, this place has different size lobsters (w/different prices), all of which are alive when you pick em--you can even take a picture with your dinner lobster before cooking him/her. The lobster are off-loaded from the boats nearby, which you can observe. It's worth a visit and lunch/dinner... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We happened upon this place as we were out exploring the roads around Acadia National Park. It is right on a working harbor so you can watch the lobster boats bringing in their catch while you are eating. You order at the window and they bring your food when it is ready. The woman who helped us told us the... More 

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Joliet, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Stopped here with 4 in our group , My son and i each had 3 LB. lobsters His girlfriend had a normal size lobster , my wife had Grilled haddock . Everything was done to perfection !! The view is great, you sit overlooking a working harbor . The birds, the lobster boats , the smells of the water all... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9 Thurston Road, Bernard, ME 04612
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Bernard
  • Phone Number: 207 244 7600

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm

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