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Gurnet Trading Co.

602 Gurnet Road, Route #24, Brunswick, ME 04011
207 729-7300
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Ranked #25 of 98 restaurants in Brunswick
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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English first
Kent Island Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

This was my first stop on my first trip to Maine. We wanted to stop for lunch and checked out trip adv and found this spot.. The outside of the place was quaint and appealing..little did we know that when we went inside a Maine bear would great us. The service was slow as it appeared everyone was disorganized...and moreover... More

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Lobsterlady602, Owner at Gurnet Trading Co., responded to this review

So sorry that your experience was not a positive one at our establishment. In defense of the lobster roll at Gurnet we only use Hellmans mayo, never Miracle Whip (not anywhere on the premises) I'm not really sure where they are selling lobster rolls under 8.00 in Maine unless they are the finger roll size, ours are the New England... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This was the best lobster roll I've had. We will be visiting again!!the staff was amazing made us feel like family! !

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Lobsterlady602, Owner at Gurnet Trading Co., responded to this review

Thanks for the great response. Its nice to hear, as the owner, that the crew at Gurnet makes our customers feel like family and puts out great food. Hoping that you become one of the regulars. More

Davis, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This is just such a fun place! It's located right on the Gurnet Road. The food is wonderful: my husband had a lobster roll and I had a crab salad. We also shared a slice of blueberry pie. It was wonderful sitting outdoors along the river. Just a beautiful setting and yummy food!

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Lobsterlady602, Owner at Gurnet Trading Co., responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and review our Seafood Market and Takeout. Its great to hear that you really enjoyed Gurnet. My "scallop diver" husband and I along with our 2 children started Gurnet 11 years ago and with hard work and awesome customers like you have experienced growing sucess. Our fresh seafood, lobsters and Maine recipes... More

Middle Tn
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This was the first lobster roll we could grab on our way from Portland to Brunswick. Lobster roll was good as it was the first we'd had since arriving in Maine. But in comparison to others we had during the following week, I'd put rate this one at the bottom. The lobster meat was not nice yummy chunks, but looked... More

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Lobsterlady602, Owner at Gurnet Trading Co., responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review us. Sorry we didn't really hit the mark on the lobster rolls for you, I'm at a loss on explanation. We cook and pick our own lobsters daily to ensure freshness for our customers and strive for that "perfect" tasting lobster roll. I'm happy your Dad enjoyed his fried clams, that we dig... More

Sydney, Australia
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100 reviews 100 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Gurnet Trading Co. is a place that has been wholesaling locally harvested seafood for many years. The catch is purchased from local fishermen and sold from a commercial wharf as well as the retail market and takeaway that we visited. The small market is packed with nautical gifts, but the main attraction is all of that fresh seafood. Live lobsters... More

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Lobsterlady602, Owner at Gurnet Trading Co., responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a positive detailed review. As the owners of a small seafood business we try and please everyone and pack as much fun stuff, seafood, live lobsters and great fresh prepared seafood for all to enjoy in our little building. I hope you are able to return to Gurnet again!! More

Stockertown, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I have been coming to Maine for over 20 years and have never been treated so horribly. We have always found the natives here to be warm and inviting. The two women taking orders and running the register were the nastiest individuals we have come across in this state. The food was great but due to the service we will... More

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Lobsterlady602, Owner at Gurnet Trading Co., responded to this review

My apologies, as the owner, on such a negative experience with customer service. I will certainly accept your experience as a learning tool to improve my staff and their customer skills. We try to keep a balance with happy customers, great fresh seafood, and speed of the orders. Clearly on the day you were there, that didnt happen. I am... More

Southborough, Massachusetts
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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

My wife and I were heading back from a day in Maine and looking for an informal lobster pound place to enjoy a casual dinner---came upon this spot on our way down to visit Harpswell. It was obvious that it was popular as a number of cars filled the lot and were coming and going to pick up orders. There... More

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Brunswick, Maine
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

As a local I am used to the tourists in the summer. I like to act like one from time to time. So one amazingly warm sunny evening I took the scenic route to Gurnet Trading with a gift certificate to buy the biggest lobster they had with a side of steamers. The woman who waited on me was incredibly... More

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brunswick, maine
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102 reviews 102 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

excellent lobster, and they are all right there in huge tanks, hundreds or thousands of them. You may have to wait while they make up your order, then get it at a window. Then you can eat inside or out, but come early, because space can be tight at busy times. Funky atmosphere - you will know you are not... More

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BUFFALO
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Very good quality food (lobsters and quahogs especially). The prices were very fair for the fresh items, the prepared items were a little steep but still worth it based on quality and quantity. Very fast and friendly service....just beware the entitled old people who will publicly scold you if you do not park correctly.

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