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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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Syracuse, New York
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59 reviews 59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

This is a great lobster pound…casual, and true Maine experience. We opted for the crab cakes and they were outstanding! And try their blueberry cake! Wonderful location…on the water in a working harbor. We will be back!

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Plantation, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We are a family of four with 2 college aged boys that were in search of an excellent lobster meal. We were staying in Bar Harbor but were skeptical that many of the walkable restaurants were going to leave us wanting for our true lobster experience. My wife found Thurston's on Trip Advisor and it was well worth the 40... More

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Orlando, Florida
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49 reviews 49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Although I have a seafood aversion, I travel frequently with colleagues that enjoy good seafood. Consequently we are often eating at places know for the good seafood, not so much for their "alternative" menu. However, Thurston's serves a great BLT! the sitting is idyllic and the food is good. Simply a must when on the island.

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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The only downside of Thurston's is the almost-always long wait to get in. Bugs are fierce, but they do provide all manner if bug spray. Lobsters and steamers are worth waiting for, and definitely get a piece of the blueberry gingerbread. Sounds odd, but it is moist and delish! Photos at sunset off the dock are an added bonus!

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Sandwich, MA
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69 reviews 69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We've been here many times and are never disappointed. This time we were amazed by the new bar area and outdoor seating. The view is exceptional, you can watch the lobsters being unloaded! We picked up our beers in the new bar and waited until our lobster rolls were delivered. This is new, not waiting for our number to be... More

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Jupiter, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This was my first visit to Maine, and all i wanted to do/eat is lobster. Over a 3 day trip, i ate 7lbs of lobster. This was the 2nd best for what i was looking for - sitting on the docks, with a hot corn cob, a hot lobster, and a cold beer. This place is great, but it is... More

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Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

In my opinion, Thurston's is the best lobster pound we have visited while vacationing in the Bar Harbor area. In peak season, expect a line but the view of the harbor is breathtaking while you wait. Each year, we've had conversations with others in line who have been eating at Thurston's for decades. It takes a good establishment to keep... More

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Olympic National Park, Washington
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130 reviews 130 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Great choice for dinner, don't let the line out the door turn you away, just go with it. It doesn't really take that long anyway. The photo ops at dusk are amazing, bald eagles, moored boats--all right in front of you while you enjoy an amazing low key dinner in hiking boots!

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cypress, calif.
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We went to several lobster pounds during our stay in the Bar Harbor area and Thurston's was the best by far. The view was fantastic and the staff were super friendly. For a group of eight like us, there were many options. Of course we had great lobster, but everything was good. I had the crab cakes with a tartar... More

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Gillette, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

It's a great place for lobster. Not a great place if you're expecting high end dining. Mosquitoes, yep. So what! This is Maine. Live with it. Plastic utensils, yep! So what! You're eating with your hands, it's lobster. Perfectly, cooked. Lobster rolls okay. I had a perfect lobster last night. If you're not used to insects, try a repellent before... More

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