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Thurston's Lobster Pound

9 Thurston Road, Bernard, ME 04612
207 244 7600
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Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Bernard
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night

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Westchester County, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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319 reviews 319 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 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
29 helpful votes 29 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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
16 restaurant reviews
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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Massapequa, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Thurston's is located in Bass Harbor on the other side of Bernard. This was a great local stop for Lobster with burgers, salads and chicken with a small kid's menu. You order when you come in and are given a number slip that you place on the table you choose to sit at. Your food is then delivered to your... More 

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Snellville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This was my favorite lobster shack that we went to. It's right on the bay in Bernard (about 30 min away from Bar Harbor) and you pick our your lobster right there. A 2lb lobster was $22 which was pretty good. It was slightly overcooked but I didn't have a single lobster my entire trip there that wasn't somewhat overcooked... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

If you're exploring Acadia National Park, be sure you venture over to the Southwest Harbor peninsula and check out Thurston's Lobster Pound in Bernard. Follow the signs and arrive early. It is a little difficult to find and the parking spots fill up fast for lunch. The restaurant is right on the water with views of the lobster boats and... More 

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Underhill, Vermont
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56 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

If you don't want to pick your own whole lobster, skip the long line and go directly to the bar room and order. Highly recommend the lobster BLT, the lobster stew was outstanding with an enormous amount of knuckle meat (read tender). Went back the next night it was so good. This is not a fancy restaurant, you order at... More 

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Additional Information about Thurston's Lobster Pound

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

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