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Union River Lobster Pot

8 South St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-2220
207-667-5077
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Ranked #4 of 56 Restaurants in Ellsworth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout

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NH
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We stayed in Ellsworth on our way into Acadia and Bar Harbor. We decided to try Union River based on good reviews on trip advisor. I had oysters(great) and lobster(good). Overpriced lobster dinner considering all you get is a lobster, potato and Cole slaw(I never got). My wife got the clam slam. It was a very small portion of fried... More

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Salem, Oregon
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83 reviews 83 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Nice restaurant located on the river in a quiet part of town. The lobster was reasonably priced and the service excellent. You must have a slice of the wild blueberry pie. It was the highlight of our excellent meal. The lobster is cooked outside is saltwater pots.

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Jacksonville
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

My dad and I were traveling through Maine and due to staying at a Ramada Inn as Union River Lobster Pot was referred to us for dinner. Unfortunately, my dad's fish chowder was more potato than fish. I ordered the surf and turf and my Filet was actually tuff versus tender, though my lobster was nice. Cappy's Chowder House in... More

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Western NC
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105 reviews 105 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

And they were right on! Luckily we were here in off season, so no wait. Hubby wasn't really hungry - ordered the Clam Chowder and a side salad. He loved the chowder - served very hot (not always the case with cream based soups) and a good ratio of clam/potato's. Salad was super fresh and appropriately sized. My lobster stew... More

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49 reviews 49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We ate here at the recommendation of our campground. I had the lobster and I know this is sac religious for Maine but I didn't think it was worth the trouble of disassembling the lobster. The mixed berry crisp was great. My husband had the steak with the bacon marmalade and he reports it was excellent. Our waitress was good... More

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Vermont
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The long wait was not worth it as our meal did not live up to expectations: the clam chowder would have been better had the potatoes not been so overcooked, the lobster stew did not have the traditional creamy-buttery base but instead a somewhat bland broth; the crab and artichoke dip was served scaldingly hot, thus overcooked; the oysters were... More

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Cashiers, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Off the beaten path but worth the hunt. Got there after dark so never saw the view of the river. All four of us had wonderful dinners. Great service, food at reasonable prices.

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Reasonable prices. Great food and service. Close to our motel. We got in late one night and called. They said come right down at 9 p.m. and we had a wonderful dinner.

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Irvine CA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The Union River Lobster Pot is a casual dining restaurant serving good food at a reasonable price. As you might conclude from the name, the specialty of the restaurant is seafood and especially lobster. Service was a little slow perhaps because the restaurant was filled to capacity. The interior ambiance is rather plane but the grounds overlooking the Union River... More

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Fishkill, New York
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58 reviews 58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

Always our first stop when traveling to Bar Harbor. Everything is always consistently excellent at Union River. Fantastic view of the Union River. We both had, of course, Lobster with the lobster chowder for starter. 11/2 pound lobsters gets our vacation off to a yummy start. Ask for a table overlooking the river.

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