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The Lobster Dock

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Italian, American, Chowder, Hot Dogs, Seafood, Soups
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49 Atlantic Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
+1 207-633-7120
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11:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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  • 375
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  • 221
    Very good
  • 86
    Average
  • 31
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  • 21
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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
Crab Cake Thrown Down

I wanted to try the Lobster Dock for the crab cakes best known for the throw-down with Bobby Flay. They were good, but not overwhelmingly delicious as I had hoped. There is indoor and outdoor seating but it's very casual -- picnic tables outdoors which is where we sat. Service was good, food was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
OliviasMyKid
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
  • Families with children
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English first
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I wanted to try the Lobster Dock for the crab cakes best known for the throw-down with Bobby Flay. They were good, but not overwhelmingly delicious as I had hoped. There is indoor and outdoor seating but it's very casual -- picnic tables outdoors which is where we sat. Service was good, food was slightly better than average. I would... More 

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Venice, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Waited in a long queue on a Thursday evening to order over-priced food to eat on outdoor picnic tables. Crab cakes just okay despite their claims. Hubby had salad with chicken- processed chicken. Ordered a bottle of Chianti which it was not. Just Sicilian red wine. Skip this one!!! Move on!

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Waxhaw, North Carolina
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Unbelievably great food...the owner was so nice as well!! Highly recommend this place! We ate there several times and everything we had was super delicious!!

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Fleming Island, Florida
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A $21 dollar soft shell 1 1/4lb lobster with no side. nothing you cant get anywhere else on Boothbay. A much better place is a lobster pound in Southport about 10 minutes from Boothbay

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Westfield, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We spend a week in Boothbay Harbor every summer and we only eat our dinner at the Lobster Dock. Year after year, the food continues to be incredible. The Mussels Marniere are absolutely delicious and not to be missed. Hands down, The Lobster Dock has the best Lobster Roll in all of Boothbay Harbor. After 20 years of coming to... More 

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Boston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We ate here last year and thought it was good, not great. This year it was absolutely terrible. My brother-in-law ordered a twin lobster and when I stepped up, they were out of twin lobsters. What? Most places would make it work. So I ordered a 1-1/2 lobster with cole slaw and french fries. Doesn't come with french fries and... More 

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Food was delicious and cheap!!! Loved the outdoor seating by the water (even though it was misting out). Definitely extremely casual place but great for a quick bite, large groups, fams with kids, etc..

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King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I had a pound a a half lobster with nothing else because that is all I wanted. Right on the water, long lines, lobster. It is worth it. No frills but all you want is the lobster anyway. Enjoy!

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Forked River, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

The Lobster Dock is definitely no frills dining. The seafood is excellent nice views of the harbor, dine inside or out on picnic tables. The staff is very friendly and plenty of parking spots.

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Highland, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Food was delicious. We loved the bobby flay style crab cakes. Our group liked the Ouster rolls here better than reds eats.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 49 Atlantic Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Boothbay Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-633-7120

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Chowder, Hot Dogs, Seafood, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?