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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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5:00 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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  • 166
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  • 76
    Very good
  • 29
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  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lobster and mussels and clams, oh my!

Beautiful setting on the river, big portions, reasonable prices, and excellent service -- what else could you ask for?

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
edgar m
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Beautiful setting on the river, big portions, reasonable prices, and excellent service -- what else could you ask for?

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Willington, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Had 2 good meals here while we were visiting Acadia. I had the lobster with steamers, mussels, fries etc. one night and seafood platter the next time and my wife had the broiled haddock twice. Nice location next to the river. We were sitting outside waiting for a table and a seal swam upriver and there were 3 bald eagles... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We love the Union River Lobster Pot. We come at least once every year when we visit Maine. The view of the river is lovely, and it's a great spot to sit with a glass of wine while you wait for your table. The service is good and fast. They get you in and out, but you don't feel rushed.... More 

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Jackson, Mississippi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The Union River Lobster Pot in Ellsworth had the best seafood during our four day stay in the Ellsworth / Bar Harbor area. We sampled around, trying different places for lunch and dinner (all were good), but we thought this place was the best. We had the filet of broiled haddock and the broiled sea scallops. Our sides were baked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This great restaurant is the perfect mix between a lobster pound and a fine restaurant. The staff is as good as the food and the homemade blueberry pie is fantastic! If in the area it's a place you need to try.

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Milford, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

One of my favorite restaurants. Everything about this place is great. View is great, service is great, food is spectacular! This is our second visit to the Union River Lobster Pot and we'll come back again if we get the chance! My lobster macaroni and cheese was not only good by itself, but I got a view of the river... More 

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Terrific staff! We ate here two nights with another couple. The first night we all enjoyed lobster. The meal was delicious! The second night three of us ordered fried shrimp. The shrimp was tiny popcorn shrimp - all batter and no shrimp! Tasted Terrible! I had better shrimp at a fast food restaurant. We were shocked! All I can say... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

As an overroad driver I delivered soje generators to a local store down the roadvad asked were o getba good s3afood meal I know maine is know for there lobster as Maryland is for its bluecrab items so after finding a place to park the cab of the tractor trailor we went in must have hit it at right time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

My husband and I are on the adventure of our lives. We're from Arizona and are currently in New Brunswick Canada, heading further east on our 2 1/2 month journey. Roger has never had lobster. So we checked out the reviews on Trip Advisor for Lobster/Seafood restaurants near our campground...did I mention we're travelling with a 23 foot trailer??? anyway,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

when you go to get a good lobster you go to Maine,right?right. when you are in Maine and want a good lobster you go to the Lobster Pot called Union River Lobster Pot. Now eat in or eat out you will get great food If you do not or for some reason can not have lobster get a nice steak.... More 

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Additional Information about Union River Lobster Pot

Address: 8 South St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-2220
Phone Number: 207-667-5077
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Ellsworth
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
Cuisine: Seafood

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

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