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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
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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
Bethany Beach, Delaware
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Stopped here for an early dinner after driving for 6 hours. Met by a very nice host who seated the two of us at a large table with a beautiful view of the river. Our server was pleasant and nice. Food was awesome. We both had lobster dinners. Mine was a special : 2.5 lb lobster, cole slaw, fries, fresh... More

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Boxborough, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We visited this restaurant late (after 8 PM) on a recent Sunday and was surprised to find a 30 minute wait at that late hour. We had gone as a family with teenage boys who have large appetites and were not disappointed with the food and the quantity of the food. All of us ordered New England Clam Chowder and... More

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Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed our meal at Union River. The food was just alright, however the blueberry pie was out of this world. What made this restaurant get four stars is the service. A-rod was one of the best servers we have ever had.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We had the catch of the day ,lobster and crab cakes all pretty good The staff was friendly and nice We didn't have the chowder this time and they are really known for it ,they win a competition every year with it.

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New England
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We stopped here after reading reviews. Have to say.. we bypassed it twice, but glad we found it. Hubby had the chowder, and broiled haddock, and I had the broiled scallops.... Mine was heavenly, and my husband enjoyed the clam chowder and the haddock. Would recommend this place in a minute. If you are in the area -- stop in.... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Staying a week in Acadia, one of the great natural wonders of the world, has one major drawback--there are far too many tourist ripoff restaurants, especially in Bar Harbor. I love BH, but find myself renting a house and cooking most of the time to avoid $200 meals that don't come close to justifying the cost. However, a drive of... More

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New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

A highlight of our stay in Ellsworth was discovering the Union River, Lobster Pot. The lobster was perfectly and uniquely cooked with local ingredients and was a huge meal. A local micro-brewery beer to accompany it added to the excellence of the meal. Service was cheerful and helpful and prices were very reasonable. There was a pleasant ambience and we... More

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Boston
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

Ate here on 8/17/2014. Party of 5 adults. We had 3 lazy lobster dinners, a lobster pot special with a whole lobster, steamers, corn, etc. And a cedar planked Salmon. The waiter did a great job, very attentive. Food was terrific and pretty reasonable at about $150 including tip. Highly recommend.

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Shakopee, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

Waiting for a table? Walk to the river and watch birds and dragonflies, sit in the adirondack chairs on the lawn, or watch the lobsters in the giant tanks. This was a lovely evening for our multi generational family of five. None of us ordered lobster, but we were definitely in the minority. Lots of delicious seafood in various forms... More

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Wesley Chapel, Florida
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We went here tonight with Canadian and Florida friends. It was a first time for all of us. What a gem: excellent service, great view and the food delicious and hot! You will not be disappointed!!

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