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Union River Lobster Pot

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8 South St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-2220
207-667-5077
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 211
    Excellent
  • 101
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great place to take visitors

Union River has really great fresh seafood and a pleasant atmosphere with a view of the Union River. This is where I take my out-of-state visitors. They are never disappointed. It is a bit pricey which is why we reserve it as a special place to visit only once or twice a year.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Kay C
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Ellsworth, Maine
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Ellsworth, Maine
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Union River has really great fresh seafood and a pleasant atmosphere with a view of the Union River. This is where I take my out-of-state visitors. They are never disappointed. It is a bit pricey which is why we reserve it as a special place to visit only once or twice a year.

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Thank Kay C
Orono, Maine
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

My family and I go to the Union River Lobster Pot at least once a year. My family enjoys their sea food and I enjoy the ribs and pie.

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1 Thank Linnea973
Ellsworth, Maine
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Cozy dining in the heated oversize porch, I've tried several dishes multiple times and they are always prepared well and taste excellent!

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2 Thank Rville7177
Ellsworth, Maine
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Union Ruver lobster pot is a great place to have lobster in Ellsworth. The river view is great with Eagles flying by.

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1 Thank jdcon
Florence, Kentucky
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Very popular place to eat. Food was better here than two of nicer restaurants we ate at in downtown Bar Harbor. We suggest that you may want to get there a little early if you are not willing to wait for a table. We were impressed with how quickly they were able to seat people. What we thought would be... More 

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Thank Jim S
FL
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

My husband and I were there Columbus day weekend just before they would be closing for the season and they were packed. Since we were facing a substantial wait and they really don't have much of a waiting area, we might have gone elsewhere, but this place was highly recommended to us by two different people and we weren't familiar... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Simple, no frills spot with more reasonable prices than the spots in nearby Bar Harbor. Ate here for dinner on vacation in September and was very pleased with both food and service. I had a caesar salad and the seafood casserole; my boyfriend had the chowder and fried clams platter. Portions were very generous. Didn't get to the pie, but... More 

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York, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

Recommended by our hotel from desk, this was a great place to eat fresh Maine lobster! Had the steamed whole lobster and a lobster roll and loved it! Not real fancy but really good!

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anaheim
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

I went here on the advice of the motel I was staying at and wasn't disappointed. It is a large restaurant but I can see how it could easily fill up on a summer weekend night. I had the baked stuffed lobster tail and clam chowder. Looking at a price of $24.95 for the lobster some people might think that... More 

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Thank miboth
Barrington, New Hampshire
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Very friendly staff and nice location (off the "Main" drag through Ellsworth. Great selection besime I travel near the area. des the tradition "when in Maine, eat lobster" fare. Will try other dishes and deserts next time I travel near area

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8 South St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-2220
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Ellsworth
  • Phone Number: 207-667-5077

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 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?