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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 2013
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
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
Boothbay Harbor, Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Very pretty harbor location. Lobster meals are particularly delicious. The crab cakes at this restaurant gave Bobby Flay a run for his money. Try it, I think you will like it. Option of dining inside in bad weather.

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Maine
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

the attitude of the owners is the worst, aside from having to wait in line to order and then sit at a dirty outdoor table, Other than the view i can't think of a reason to ever go there. There are way to many other places with the same view and a better attitude toward the public. AVOID this one

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Scotia, New York
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66 reviews 66 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We spend several weeks in Boothbay area every year and have spent many a meal here. Depending on time of year and time of day, you may need to wait in line to place your order. We've found going earlier (between 4 and 5 for dinner) is a bit quieter and ordering is faster. The quality is excellent, however their... More

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Bend, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

As I looked through the previous comments, I had to wonder if the more critical comments came from those who ate at a completely different "Lobster Dock" than we did. This was a great place right on the water, across from Boothbay town. Yes it's true that if you think that true Maine lobster has to be eaten in a... More

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Greenville, North Carolina, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We stopped in for dinner in June. You walk up and place your order then they call your number in a few minutes. Everything was good. We ate inside because it was cool in the afternoon. I would eat there again for lobster.

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

My first trip to Maine and couldn't wait to eat a fresh Maine lobster. A friend who had lived here recommended this place and wow! Can't get any fresher than this! Right out of the water. Totally casual place. Order at walk-up window then pick an outdoor table (with umbrellas). Fabulous views of the bay. Price was half what I... More

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Deer Park, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Whenever we go to Boothbay Harbor, we always walk across the footbridge to go to the other side of the harbor to visit the Lobster Dock. I enjoy the outdoor scenery and the fresh seafood that is cooked right outside in front of you. Everything is very casual and you eat on paper plates with plastic utensils. The price is... More

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Snellville, Georgia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

The lobster meal we had was good, but one thing puzzled me. One of our meals, which were similar, had a biscuit, one didn't. I though the server just missed it, but the manager walking around said it wasn't included. That's okay I guess, but I was thinking, the meal is so expensive, you can't throw in a five, or... More

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Reggio Emilia, Italy
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212 reviews 212 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

It is a place very basic, with wooden tables and benches, with lobster tanks at the entrance; shellfish are cooked in front of customers. The formula is almost self-service, to bring you drinks at the table, and cooked meals are served by waiters. The food preparation is simple, lobster and seafood are the most popular, but also the combination of... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

When we started going to Maine we thought the Lobster Dock was great. But now that we know better it is really for tourist and nothing more. Their prices are higher than other restaurants that are much better in the area - Robinson's Warf is excellent. Lobster, haddock, and clam chowder is more expensive and not as good. The haddock... More

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