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1906 Harpswell Neck Rd, Harpswell, ME 04079-3324
(207) 833-6340
Today
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 36
    Excellent
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    Very good
  • 6
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  • 8
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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
Very delicious lobsters, great atmosphere, good service! Highly recommended!

Estes Lobster House is a great place for lobster lovers. First of all, the location is great. It has a huge garden by the sea. Even the road going to there is nice to drive. You may not find the right spot by navigation but if you ask someone you see when you get close, they show you. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Lockport, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

great prices on fresh caught lobster . the clam chowder was terrific. large chunks of clams. very tasty. lobster was cooked to perfection. its boiled or steamed. your choice beer cold great place

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maine
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I saw an aid in our local newspaper for Estes Lobster House in Harpswell. I called friends to see if they were up for a Sunday adventure ride. The four of us, all Maine natives, had never explored the Harpeswell, Orr's Island, Bailey's Island area of the Maine coast. We were not disappointed. We found Estes Lobster House on Rt.... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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73 reviews 73 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Estes Lobster House is a great place for lobster lovers. First of all, the location is great. It has a huge garden by the sea. Even the road going to there is nice to drive. You may not find the right spot by navigation but if you ask someone you see when you get close, they show you. The restaurant... More 

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Portland, Maine
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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388 restaurant reviews
301 helpful votes 301 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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18 reviews 18 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
9 helpful votes 9 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 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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