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Estes Lobster House

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1906 Harpswell Neck Rd, Harpswell, ME 04079-3324
(207) 833-6340
Today
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 8:00 pm

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fun road trip

A great destination if you are headed out to Harpswell. A beautiful trip and relaxing place to dine. We have been going there and to Cook's off and on for many years. They are both family traditions and bring back happy memories of summers gone by.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
LobstahlovahME
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Portland, Maine
Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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Portland, Maine
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

A great destination if you are headed out to Harpswell. A beautiful trip and relaxing place to dine. We have been going there and to Cook's off and on for many years. They are both family traditions and bring back happy memories of summers gone by.

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Portland, Maine
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458 reviews 458 reviews
353 restaurant reviews
223 helpful votes 223 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Have been to Estes twice...July and August of this year. Both times sat outside right on the water side. A truly beautiful view. First time , with former Mainers, now living in Arizona, food was very good...triple lobsters, fried haddock sandwich, fried haddock dinner...chowders all around. All good. Iced tea refills and a great server. Second visit in August to... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

My friend and I were vacationing in Main and took a senic drive one afternoon. We stopped at Estes to get some lobster mac and cheese. Unfortunately they were out because they were closing for the season. We had to settle for the lobster roll which by the way was delicious. You were given plastic silverware but the service was... More 

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Elk Rapids, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

quick service, great lobsters, corn and cole slaw. Very nice view of the water. Check ahead for when open in the fall.

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new hampshire
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We love South Harpswell and Potts Point and go there often but had only tried Estes once before. We decided to go for lunch and wished we hadn't. I am sure the food is good, although more expensive than some other seafood restaurants. My main gripe is with asking for tap water to drink and to take my medication, but... More 

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Guilford, Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

2 lobsters for $20 special the day we went. The week before it was 3 for $20. Delicious! We ordered the onion rings as an appetizer and they were excellent. Desert was a strawberry shortcake that could feed at least 3 if not 4 people and was delicious and well worth the money.

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Lewiston, Maine
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Extremely overpriced, served on paper plates (oh my!), slooooow service, and did I mention overpriced. My elderly mother wanted to go here so we stayed, but when I saw the prices on the menu in the lobby I knew we were in a "tourist trap." Shame on you for charging these prices, for not so great food; could have, and... More 

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Caribou, Maine
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I just got back from Estes and wasn't pleased. Let me first say,the first time I ate there was good but this time..not so much! I had my mouth watered for a crab roll and onion rings. The crab roll was on the menu not even a month ago. They sat us outside which I have to say was beautiful!... More 

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Brunswick, Maine
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51 reviews 51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I am just coming back from the worst meal I have experienced in a long time. We went to Estes for a family event. Unfortunately everyone's meal, except one, was barely edible. The fried seafood tasted frozen with rubbery batter. The chicken tenders and fried shrimp looked and tasted like they came from the frozen section of Sam's Club. Unfortunately,... More 

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Orrs Island, Maine
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Great casual restaurant with fresh seafood. The boiled lobsters are served in a baking pan. Everything else (sides) are extra. Unless you ask for tap water you will be paying for a bottle of water. Food was good and the service was great! Views can't be beat - especially at sunset!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1906 Harpswell Neck Rd, Harpswell, ME 04079-3324
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Harpswell
  • Phone Number: (207) 833-6340

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm

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