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Union River Lobster Pot

8 South St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-2220
207-667-5077
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Ranked #7 of 53 restaurants in Ellsworth
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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English first
Ellsworth, Maine, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Nice view of Ellsworth harbor where the Union River meets the sea. Traditional Maine seafood with items for the non-seafood lovers. Nice drinks, polite and friendly service and pleasant place to dine at sunset. Signature desert is their Blueberry Pie which is worth the visit. Comfortable casual. A little pricey but a nice view and atmosphere.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

I come here every year while on vacation and I am never disappointed. Nestled on the lush, grassy banks of a beautiful creek, the Union River Lobster Pot is one of the best restaurants on God's green Earth. The mouthwatering seafood is surely harvested from the abundant gardens of Poseidon himself. Before every succulent bite of lobster, I prostrate myself... More

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Portland, Maine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

I wrote a review here a few years ago in which I characterized this restaurant as "mediocre" --- which it clearly was (in our experience and opinion) at that time and visit. We decided to give the place another chance recently and found the hostess and wait staff to be much more friendly and attentive this time than during our... More

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Purcell, OK
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

The service was very good, and the food excellent. However, we found the chowders wanting - which knocked it out of the five star category. My wife and I were traveling through New England and stopped here for dinner. It was a Friday night during "leaf peeping" season and I was a little concerned about how long we have to... More

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Great lobster and clams! The restaurant is open and lots of family style seating. We were there after the tourist season, but it seems everyone in town was there that evening. The atmosphere is warm and inviting and lobster is terrific.

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We were traveling through New England, and based upon favorable recommendations from some of the local people, we decided to dine at the Union River Lobster Pot. It was a great choice. We had a good view of the river from our table, and the service was friendly and efficient. We had oyster on the half shell for an appetizer,... More

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Lamoine, Maine
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

I have been coming to this restaurant since it opened back in the nineties. The food has always been good but in the last two or three years it has truly been great. I have heard they have a new chef that has been there since then and the difference is telling. I'm not a big lobster fan nor do... More

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Trinidad, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I had a lobster pot, whole lobster, clams, potatoes. It was good, but the lobster tail wa a tad tough. Maybe a littleoverdone? But overall, a very good meal.

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Ellsworth, Maine
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Good selection of seafood choices with a bit of flare.Very clean environment and friendly service.Views of the Union River are a nice feature.Prices are typical of other seasonal restaurants.Plating of food is very eye appealing , portions are good leaving room for desert. Parking is ample and easily accessible. Located near the heart of downtown Ellsworth. Very nice selection of... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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97 reviews 97 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The Union River Lobster Pot was highly recommended by our hotel and we were very glad we took them up on their suggestion. Located on a river, we had an pleasant view from our window table. Fall season dining hours are from 5 to 8:30 and the place was packed when we arrived around 6 PM. Much of the food... More

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