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Thurston's Lobster Pound

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Chowder, Seafood, Soups
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9 Thurston Road, Bernard, ME 04612
+1 207-244-7600
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 405
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  • 190
    Very good
  • 63
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  • 27
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  • 17
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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
Wish I could give 6 Stars

Wonderful!! Best lobster stew and lobster roll we had the whole time we were in Maine. Hubby loved his fresh soft shell lobster. Great porch. Friendly staff cold beer. Don't miss this gem of a restaurant

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Prescott, Arizona
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Prescott, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Wonderful!! Best lobster stew and lobster roll we had the whole time we were in Maine. Hubby loved his fresh soft shell lobster. Great porch. Friendly staff cold beer. Don't miss this gem of a restaurant

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Recommended by a colleague who had eaten here in July. Arrived around 5:30 for late lunch/early dinner. Many of the upstairs tables were filled so headed downstairs to a table overlooking the harbor. We both ordered the lobster dinners. Lobster was well-prepared and fresh. View was spectacular! Add this to your itinerary!

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merritt island, florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Went here for the first time due to reading the previous great reviews here. You were all spot on!! Great lobster rolls and lobster stew. Fantastic view out over the harbor. Looking forward to future visits!

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Alexandria, VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Walk by a building covered with colorful buoys as you head to Thurston's for an authentic Maine lobster experience. This was one of my favorite getaways where you can find an authentic Maine experience along with the freshest lobsters on MDI. Try to eat outside to hear the water lapping at the boats tied to the nearby docks. Choose the... More 

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Wayne, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Fantastic location, Great food. Runaway from Bar Harbor to the tip of the island. Amazing cocktails and clam chowder like you've never had.

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Longboat Key, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

If you are in Acadia, come down to the quiet side of the park for a Lobster treat. We have been there before and would go again. other people have found it as well,but it is part of place . We just think it is the Best Lobster Pound in the area and we have tried several over the years.... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We stayed in Bass Harbor for one week and ate at Thurston's twice. The lobster was brought in just hours earlier. While waiting on line, I was pleased to meet several local residents who are regular customers. Always a good sign. Took our seat outside and enjoyed the calming view and delicious lobster.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

no atmosphere - just the best, freshest lobsters in the only state my wife is willing to eat lobsters.

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Vinton, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

A good restaurant and a very neat setting. 30 - 35 minutes from Bar Harbor, not nearly as "touristy" as some restaurants in Bar Harbor or Portland and very reasonable prices.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

It took about half an hour from Acadia National park. Once you get there, it's all good. We loved the fresh Lobster and Lobster BLT. You order and pay first. The price is right and you can find your spot to sit, they will bring you food. It didn't take long at all. I definitely go again.

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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: +1 207-244-7600

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chowder, Seafood, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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