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Union River Lobster Pot

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8 South St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-2220
207-667-5077
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 145
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice restaurant for our first Lobster

Well this restaurant was such a delight. It is situated on the river in Ellsworth. The restaurant exterior is well presented and invites you in. Leading up to the entrance you pass the live lobster holding areas. The young fella there was more than happy to take some photos and allow us to take... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 10, 2015
SquareandCompass
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QLD, Australia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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252 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Good Downeast food, nice environment. Nice view of the Union River. Family friendly and homemade desserts.

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QLD, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Well this restaurant was such a delight. It is situated on the river in Ellsworth. The restaurant exterior is well presented and invites you in. Leading up to the entrance you pass the live lobster holding areas. The young fella there was more than happy to take some photos and allow us to take some. We order the lobster meal... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

This is a restaurant that must market itself well or have a lot of friends. In general the food was average, but for the area the lobster and chowder are low average at best. Prices are not unreasonable, but not a value either. Service is slow and not particularly friendly. I lived in town and have eaten there several times... More 

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Indian River, MI
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

We loved the location on the river and the food was great! Well prepared and tasty. It is a very popular place so arrive early. We had the lobster.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

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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179 reviews 179 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 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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70 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?