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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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Hawthorne, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The first time we visited, the wait time between placing order and receiving food was about 30 minutes. Way too long. However, the wait was worth it. The food was excellent! Prepared as ordered. The servers are all very, very pleasant and helpful. The dining room is clean and has a great ambiance. We went back 2 days after our... More

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Milford, PA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Some interesting seafood choices and a nice children's menu. A bit pricey, but portions are huge - we had to wrap 3 of our 5 meals, but enjoyed the leftovers the next day! Make it a point to check out the riverfront outside before you go - just a very nice experience overall.

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Kennewick, Washington
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285 reviews 285 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This is a very nice lobster pound. It is a neat, clean establishment right on the river. The atmosphere is quite nice and the staff is lovely. The seafood is mixed. The lobster stew is to die for! The mess of mussels was indeed a bunch. But the nice piece of swordfish was sadly overwhelmed by an overly strong sauce... More

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Bangor, Maine
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

A family and friends visit of seven people on a Saturday afternoon. We arrived close to open at 4:30 pm and were treated like family. All smiles and very good service even a quick table wave from Chef Brian. The food was terrific with a strong reference to their specialty cedar plank salmon and a surprise; steak with chimichurri. Watching... More

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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 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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