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Union River Lobster Pot

8 South St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-2220
207-667-5077
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Ranked #3 of 56 Restaurants in Ellsworth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout

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Palm Harbor, FL
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170 reviews 170 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

So so food, on par with a Red Lobster. Supposedly best in Ellsworth. They are only open for dinner and operate only seasonly. The place fills up quickly at 6 PM so get there early. No reservations accepted. They close around Columbus day. We had haddock and shrimp. We have had better at other restaurants on our trip.

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

While my wife was transfixed with their lobster dishes, I dove in to the whole ocean. Their entire menu is worth exploring. I had clams, mussels, shrimp, fish and lobster... dont know the name of the dish, but you wont miss it on the menu. great staff. great setting. great food. what more are you looking for... oh, and get... More

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The Comfort Inn staff recommended this restaurant for good seafood. They were correct. It was excellent.

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We were referred her by the staff at a local campgrounds and they were right! The food was great, the lobster was cooked in salt water without the overly salty taste. The food, including lobster was hot when it arrived at our table and was not overcooked! The bread was great and so was the view of the river and... More

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Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We were lucky enough to go on October 14, 2014 only to discover that they would be closing for the season. They don't reopen until June of 2015. Had a lovely dinner. I had the lobster pie which was an entire lobster in a light cream sauce with cracker crumbs on top. Served with glazed carrots. Haven't had them in... More

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Columbus, Georgia
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135 reviews 135 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

From the name of the restaurant, you know the speciality. We ordered 1.25 lb lobsters which came with bread, coleslaw, and fries. The lobsters are cooked outside in large pots. When your order comes to the kitchen, it is handed to the "cook" who pulls the appropriate lobsters from tubs and places them in sacks. The sacks are then dropped... More

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Warner Robins, Georgia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I had hoped for a little more authentic lobster. Even though they were local and fresh, they seemed a little chewy and average. The chowder was very good as was the service and atmosphere.

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Joliet, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

On the way to Bar Harbor stopped in for Dinner . Surpassed all expectations !! Chowder was excellent , Lobsters were fresh and sweet ! Service was excellent , and attentive , Great view of the river . Key Lime Pie was best i've had north of Key West !!! Just Wished they were open for lunch

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Nashville, Tennessee
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162 reviews 162 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Nice place for a family meal. Lobster is good and fresh and good and friendly service. There are plenty of other things to choose from if you don't want the lobster. Glad we found this place. Really good!

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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99 reviews 99 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Value for money=Yes. Excellent food=Yes. The first night we had the Downeast dinner special (chowder, salad, bread, Lobster (you pick the size) surrounded by a TON of mussels and clams). The next night, we had the surf & turn (steak came as ordered), the Lazy Lobster and the mussel appetizer. Atmosphere is great, we were not crowded in (a mix... More

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Additional Information about Union River Lobster Pot

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

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