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Union River Lobster Pot

8 South St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-2220
207-667-5077
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Ranked #2 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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English first
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

We visited the lobster pot one evening and had no trouble getting a table. Our server was very friendly and attentive. We both had swordfish which was the best we have ever had. The amazing meal continued with dessert, we had blueberry pie and tollhouse pie which were both perfect. We would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for... More 

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Kosciusko
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96 reviews 96 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I asked at our hotel for a good place for lobster and this place came highly recommended. We got there about 10 minutes after they opened and the place filled up very quickly. Our waiter recommended the whole lobster and told us how to break it open. My wife had never tried lobster, but she loved it Blueberry pie was... More 

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Frankfort, Kentucky
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This place was recommended to us by our hotel, and they were spot on. We arrived late and candles flickered on the tables. Our waiter was excellent; and, of course we ordered whole lobsters. He gave us a bib and instructions for breaking the lobsters open. The whole meal was incredible to include my Maine blueberry pie. I rated it... More 

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Edison
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This restaurant came highly recommended. We decided to stop there on our way back from Acadia, and were glad we did. It is in the most picturesque spot on Ellsworth, and the food was great. We will definitely try to get there on future trips to the area. It is also clearly popular with the local residents. We got there... More 

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Palm Harbor, FL
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171 reviews 171 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

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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172 reviews 172 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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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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