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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 - 8:30 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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  • 185
    Excellent
  • 84
    Very good
  • 29
    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
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Three out of four of us had the lobster and all loved it - the food is like that at a good quality high end restaurant, though the ambience is more of a homey cafe. Perfect! The waitress we had was lovely and attentive and this time we tried the desserts as well - Key Lime Pie, blueberry pie... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
Chris W
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Northampton, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Three out of four of us had the lobster and all loved it - the food is like that at a good quality high end restaurant, though the ambience is more of a homey cafe. Perfect! The waitress we had was lovely and attentive and this time we tried the desserts as well - Key Lime Pie, blueberry pie, toll... More 

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Yulee, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

great lobster, great staff, decent price awsome view right on the river. lots of locals eat here. good selection, not just lobster. would definitley retun here to eat.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed a very nice dinner out on the screened porch, Sunday evening. Nice view of the river from our table. Feel free to try more than just the lobster, though my wife, a true foodie, very much liked her lobster bisque with buttery chunks of lobster tail. I had the swordfish, with a cilantro cream sauce, and it was... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Loved the Chowda Clam bowl. My friend enjoyed it so much, she ordered another. I had the lobster stew that was loaded with lobster and a lobster roll. Both were very good.

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Western NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The food was reasonably priced and very good, and the menu is quite extensive. There's a main dining room finished in knotty pine and a large screened porch with seating. Both overlook the Union River. While casual, this restaurant is far nicer than lobster pound "shack" structures. Enjoy your lobster or seafood in a nice setting with a pretty view.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Food was excellent. Has to wait a bit to be seated, Thursday night and was pretty crowded. My only complaint is the seating was lawn furniture. If I'm going to pay a decent amount of money for food I would like a real chair. Staff was very polite and friendly

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San Anselmo
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Very good seafood in a lovely location. We were seated quickly and the food came as we had ordered it--all at once. The clam chowder was excellent; the fish chowder was very good, but a little disappointing since it was mostly potatoes. The lobster stew was excellent with copious lobster. The seafood caesar was very good with a good amount... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I ate there with 2 friends. 2 of us had the 3 lb lobster that was a special and the other got the lobster dinner, which was a 1 1/2 lb lobster plus steamers. We did not have to wait for a seat, arriving soon after their opening time of 4 PM. Lots of parking available. There is an inside... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Decided to go here for dinner as my boyfriend and I were both craving seafood. There were plenty of parking spaces, and the place was packed. We arrived around seven and were told we'd have about a forty minute wait, which wasn't a big deal. While we waited for the table we tried the Purple Lobster, and both agreed that... More 

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East Hampton, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I was a tad bit "disappointed" when I realized this is nothing more than one of those Lobster "pot" restaurants and so didn't require getting all dressed up for a fancy meal. However, that disappointment quickly disappeared once the food arrived. Great meal and prices were reasonable for the quality. And.....no suit & tie attire required :-)

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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: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?