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Lobster in the Rough

Badgers Island, Kittery, ME
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Ranked #30 of 60 Restaurants in Kittery
Cuisines: Seafood
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Boston, MA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

After a few visits to Portsmouth and many visits to the Kittery Outlets, we were turned on to Lobster in the Rough by friends who grew up in the area. An easy drive onto Badger's Island down Route 1, we were immediately impressed by the beautiful view of downtown Portsmouth from across the Piscataqua River. The menu is somewhat limited... More 

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Naples, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
272 helpful votes 272 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We had a party of 7 for dinner and requested a table outside on the deck overlooking the Bay. They told us a 45 minute wait but we could have a drink outside. After an hour we inquired and they told us the table they had for us should be ready as the party there had their bill. Well they... More 

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New York City, New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Great fresh oysters, steamer clams, mussels and lobster with a beautiful view of downtown Portsmouth and the Piscataqua River from the deck. Casual place. Great dock to watch the sunset from.

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Harpswell, Maine
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

This little place has a great view of Portsmouth and is right on the water. So relaxing and beautiful to sit outside as the river speeds by underneath your feet. The food isn't tremendous, but the atmosphere is worth going for anyway. Raw oysters were very good, as was corn on the cob. Fried seafood and salmon wrap were pretty... More 

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Newark, NJ
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

Was there with a group who had a pre fixed menu, so i cant comment on various menu items. What i CAN comment on is the lobster, the chicken & the chowder! All top notch! Gave myself numerous lobster water showers cracking into the claws... chicken didnt have a hint of dry & I ate 2 bowls of the chowder... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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60 reviews 60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Lobster in the Rough is located at the headquarters of the Weathervane Seafood chain on Badger's Island in Kittery, ME. It is small, with a limited menu, but sits on the Piscataqua River. You most of the seats are outside and many of them are on a pier out over the water. The seafood is very fresh and noticably better... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012 via mobile

If lobster is your goal, and you're looking for an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors while you tear into it, this might be your place. Order at the window, grab a drink at the bar, and settle into chairs or picnic tables set up around the grounds while your food is being prepared. Ever stopped along an Alaskan road for... More 

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Cape Neddick, Maine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

I always love going here. Great food, good people and they have heaters for when it gets cold at night. The entertainment is great. I will go back and love it again, and again and again.

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Top Contributor
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248 restaurant reviews
448 helpful votes 448 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2011

This place is a seasonal-only place affiliated with the Weathervane chain of seafood restaurants. This place has a limited (but very good!) menu of lobsters and mostly friend seafood. Full bar menu. The restaurant itself has ony a few inside tables, more picnic-style tables on the covered outside deck, and more seating and standing on the dock that stretches into... More 

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Address: Badgers Island, Kittery, ME
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Kittery
Cuisine: Seafood

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