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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
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

after a long day on a ferry, walking, hiking and dodging the rain, we landed at Thurstons in search of a great Lobster dinner. We were not disappointed and look forward to a return trip. The price is right, the new bar area is great and the view of the boats and dock is fun to enjoy while eating. Good... More

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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This is not a fancy place. Someone yells out your name when your food is ready and you have to pick it up yourself. Utensils are cheap plastic. Cups, chairs and table are also cheap plastic, but the lobster is fabulous. Super fresh. Super tasty. Great view. Not cheap. You are paying for great lobster and great lobster you get.... More

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New York City, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Thurston's was just what we were looking for. It's tucked away on a fishing cove and serves up great lobster, great location, great prices. It's a gem on the quiet side of Mt Desert. Gorgeous views, two level on-the-dock dining and order at the window lobster selection. The jumbo lobster rolls are fabulous! I loved this place, so casual and... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This is a lobster pound so if you are looking for fancy this is not the place for you. However, if you are looking for lobster, this is a great choice. The lobster is delicious and they have many size choices. Next time I will opt for a smaller size because the lobster was huge, over three pounds. The sides... More

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baltimore
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This is our 4th year at Thurston's and it gets better every year. You cant beat the atmosphere on the water, the service is good and lobsters great. They also have many great dessert choices and even lots of options for the non lobster eater. This year they added a bar area which was comfortable and warm! Highly recommend

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Lobster practically fresh off the boat. We have been going here every summer for several years and consider it THE place to eat lobster on Mt. Desert Island. The view of the harbor is great. Sometimes we watch the lobster boats come in to the adjacent wharf and unload. This year, the expanded dining area and parking lot makes a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Given the other reviews we were looking forward to this meal but very disappointed. Plastic utensils, over priced food. Poor food quality. What more can I say other than stay away!

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Thurstons_Lobster, Owner at Thurston's Lobster Pound, responded to this review

Thanks so much for coming in, and for taking the time to write the review that you promised our lunch time manager you would be posting. I'm sorry that you didn't enjoy your jumbo lobster rolls. I can assure you though, that the lobster was not poor quality. They were caught in the ocean, cooked, and the meat hand picked,... More

Mount Airy, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

They've expanded! In addition to the downstairs, there is now a bar area. Clean, great lobster and blueberry spice cake. We've been coming back here for 20 years and will continue to stop here for lobster dinners.

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New York City, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I was surprised that this is a restaurant where you pay 80 bucks for two lobster meals (1.5 lbs lobster plus sides of corn, cole slaw and a blueberry cake) and you get plastic utensils and styrofoam cups, and the cake comes wrapped in surround wrap! True, lobsters tasted very good but the presentation is disappointing. The view around the... More

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Thurstons_Lobster, Owner at Thurston's Lobster Pound, responded to this review

We appreciate your business, and the time you took to write a review. I'm glad to hear that your lobsters were delicious, and that you enjoyed the view until the sun went down. I apologize that the rest of our restaurant wasn't what you were expecting. We are an order at the counter, picnic style, food delivered on trays, bus... More

Boerne, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Thanks to our friends, we had some sweet, fresh, soft shell lobster in this part of Desert Island. So easy for this Texan to eat!

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