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The Lobster Dock

49 Atlantic Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-2131
207-633-7120
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
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Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The fried clams at The Lobster Dock are perfectly cooked with light batter that does not overpower the sweet clams. The seating area overlooking the harbor is especially nice in the afternoon and early evening. Apparently long but fast moving lines at night (we went for lunch without a wait).

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Indian Rocks Beach
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134 reviews 134 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

My wife and I have been here before and the big issue we have with this place is the ordering process. We waited in line for over 30 mins. Where orders are taken at a single window. By the time we got to the window the size of lobster we wanted were gone. So there is a lot of wasted... More

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carthage tennessee
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Everytime we visit Boothbay Harbor we always manage to time things just right so that we can eat a meal at the Lobster Dock. The food is fresh and the view from their outside deck is fantastic. This is not a fancy restaurant but a typical Maine lobster roll and fish type restaurant. They have picnic tables with unbrellas outside... More

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Laconia, New Hampshire
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

There was a long line in front of us. You place your order at a window the find a table. The staff bring your food to your table. The view of the harbor and sunset are spectacular. Worth the wait.

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Ohio
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

At the Lobster Dock, you order at a window, and the food is brought out to you. Hubby says it was the best lobster roll he had during our trip. We shared fried artichoke hearts which were good. My sangria was perfect, and my crab stuffed shrimp was good, but honestly, it tasted like it was just topped with breading,... More

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Our first dinner in Boothbay and it was late afternoon. Lobster Dock was next door to our motel and was highly recommended by the staff. Walking up the driveway we noted a loose line of customers extending about 30 feet from the window. We've seen longer lines and expected it to move rather quickly. We learned the drill from the... More

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Manchester
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We saw the episode of Bobby Flay's throwdown and have always wanted to try their crab cakes since. We went there this year and had the lobster roll and "throwdown crab cakes". All food was good but I would not say they are the best crab cakes we have ever eaten. Actually, our son goes crabbing and makes better crab... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

We have been in Maine for 2 months from Down East to Boothbay, and this is by far the best seafood we 've had. The hot lobster roll was outstanding, and the haddock sandwich was perfectly cooked and huge. Yes the lines to order were long, but the wait was well worth it.

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Boothbay, Maine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Been vacationing in the Boothbay area for many years and this has always been one of our favorites. The food is always consistently good with a greAt view of the inner and outer harbors.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Had salad with shrimp, son and husband had lobster stew that was loaded with lobster, steamers where gritty. Nice spot at the picnic tables with a pitcher of beer and looking out on harbor.

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