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The Lobster Dock

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

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  • 90
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  • 33
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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
Best of the Maine lobster shacks

We summer in Boothbay Harbor and regularly eat at The Lobster Dock. Love the warm lobster rolls, shrimp scampi, famous crab cakes. My husband unfortunately is allergic to seafood so Mitch fixes him a steak, large enough that leftovers go home for breakfast. We always bring our guests for their... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
umich2016
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We summer in Boothbay Harbor and regularly eat at The Lobster Dock. Love the warm lobster rolls, shrimp scampi, famous crab cakes. My husband unfortunately is allergic to seafood so Mitch fixes him a steak, large enough that leftovers go home for breakfast. We always bring our guests for their first lobster roll. Setting right on the water. In season... More 

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Bremen, Georgia
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Ate here our first night in Boothbay. Great food, casual atmosphere suited us. Convenient location walkable from our B&B. I asked about buying just one mussel and one clam since I had never liked them but thought maybe just because I'd never had good ones. They were great and gave me tastes of both for free. Their whoopie pie was... More 

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Hartford CT
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Well I love having a lobster dinner w lobster right out of the bay, this restaurant gets it done! So fresh. SO good. And no clean up. Honestly the best value, with the best food around. And You can have an excellent glass of wine--they offer wines by the glass better than many high end restaurants. I have seen wedding... More 

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Thank lisawHartfordCT
East Boothbay, Maine
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Mitch and Dawn Weiss welcome everyone to their open air restaurant on the beautiful waters of Boothbay Harbor. Order up at the window then sit back and relax while the sun sets. You food is delivered right to your table. Indoor dining when the weather doesn't cooperate.

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1 Thank p0c0nn0r
Blackpool. Lancashire
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228 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

Right on the harbour side, partly undercover and brightly painted benches and tables, which imply a no frills diner. However the food was excellent, with high quality fresh seafood. Don't be put off by the appearance, this is a gem not to be missed.

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Helotes, Texas
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We asked many locals where is the best place to get lobster? All most all said go to the Lobster Dock. They all emphasized do not get it confused with the Lobster Wharf. They are very different. We found the Lobster Dock to be a great place to eat. We ate there several times. If you want a guide of... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Late lunch, ~ 2pm. Though the place was not busey; neither were the staff. Asked for a few more napkins and the waitress pointed to the place we could get them... food was ok, but the feeling for the place was very so, so. Probably a great, wild place in the late hours...I guess. Many better places to go on... More 

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Tolybont-on-Usk, Wales
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Great location to watch the sunsets while enjoying fresh Seafood dishes. Especially loved the Lobster Roll with no fillers, just chocked full of lobster meat!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

My husband and I ate there recently. The lobster was excellent. I am sure in the summer the outside deck and view must be lovely. It was dark and cool on our visit and not that attractive inside.

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Omaha, Ne
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We loved this restaurant ! It was simple, lots of food types, easy to eat Maine lobster, great service, easy access especially off the foot bridge from Boothbay Harbor, and would recommend it to everyone.

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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: Seafood, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?