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Union River Lobster Pot

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8 South St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-2220
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Great Place on the river

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Ellsworth, Maine
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Ellsworth, Maine
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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 1 week ago

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 

Thank Jim S
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank iclog
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 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank leesh19
York, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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!

Thank Mflosser
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank miboth
Barrington, New Hampshire
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank jaboodey
Campbell, CA
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144 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Oh, my! The special that night was 2 lobster tails. They were the best and freshest I have ever enjoyed. Our server was Jake who had just flown in from his other job in New Jersey. Amazing young man who was very attentive and gracious. We started with Champagne and the artichoke dip and enjoyed our dinner enormously. This is... More 

Thank JudyStacia
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very busy restaurant. We were with a large group and went early. Food was good, kind of like a factory.

Thank Patty W
Ellsworth, Maine
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Fresh, local fish and shellfish dishes. Lobster Pie, Halibut Provencale, Cedar Planked Salmon...yum!

Thank acadiateacher

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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, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine


Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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