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Union River Lobster Pot

8 South St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-2220
207-667-5077
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Ranked #6 of 56 restaurants in Ellsworth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
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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
DownEast and Acadia Maine, Maine
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

It was a fun place for seafood,a bit pricy but good food and friendly service! We might come back again next year.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Although Lobster is in the name, all the seafood is top notch. Every day they have a chalkboard listing the fresh fish, and the menu describes 3 or 4 styles of preparation to choose from. After your seafood, the Maine blueberry pie is to die for! We have friends who go there for that alone. Too bad, but not open... More

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108 reviews 108 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We stopped here for dinner while on vacation. My wife and I had boiled lobsters for dinner. They were excellent. I had fries as a side and she had a baked potato. My fries were average at best but she said that her baked was very good. We ate on their screened porch overlooking the river. The ambience was excellent.... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed the super fresh seafood. I got to watch the seafood monger pull live lobsters out of the tank and steam them to order. The view of the river added ambience to our dinner and the Creme Brûlée we had for dessert was perfect. I did feel like the dining room could have used an extra server.

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Lilburn, Georgia
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41 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

When in Maine one must have a lobster dinner with a whole lobster, and I am glad we chose the Union River Lobster Pot to do so. We told the waiter that we had never eaten a lobster before so they prepared it to make is easier for us to eat and the waiter also gave us some instructions. He... More

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Elberton, Georgia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Being tourists in the area, we went in search of lobster rolls. We found this place on TA and were not disappointed. The location was great, right beside the river. The service was excellent throughout. We were warmly greeted by everyone. The food was brought in good timing after finishing the appetizer. The blueberry pie for dessert was as good... More

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Eddington, Maine
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80 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Amazed we have never tried the Union River Lobster Pot in Ellsworth before, what a great spot, we sat in the screened in dining room, relaxed, comfortable, great fresh seafood ......I had the broiled haddock and my wife had the swordfish with cilantro which was delicious...only disappointment was the baked potatoes which were not good, maybe old/reheated...ok but not keeping... More

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Elora
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We had lobster. Clams. Potatoes. Corn. Clam chowder. All was delicious. Nothing over cooked. Service was great. Only open from 5-8:30 in the evenings. Go early place was packed. Lots of locals

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Aurora, Colorado
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We were lucky to arrive in Ellsworth on the first day of the Union River Lobster Pot reopening for the summer season. We had their special which consisted of a whole lobster, and a dozen steamer clams, red potatoes, and corn on the cob cooked to perfection, accompanied by freshly prepared coleslaw, and a small loaf of herb bread warm... More

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Titusville
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270 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Some friends took us to this fine restaurant and we thoroughly enjoyed the delicious Maine lobster and terrific service. Took the blueberry pie home for later. It is top shelf in every respect. Yes, it is expensive and I'll pay for it "big time" when they visit us in Florida.

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