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Lobster in the Rough

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Badgers Island, Kittery, ME
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Dining options: Takeout, Waitstaff

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    4 of 5 stars
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This location is only open Memorial Day to Labor Day. It's dock is on the Piscataqua across from Portsmouth, NH. "Happy Hour" 1/2 price appetizers from 4pm - 6pm. Seafood is exceptionally fresh due to its location to the Corporate office. I enjoyed the Oyster sampler, Mussels in white wine & garlic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Manchester, New Hampshire
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  • Scenic view
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This location is only open Memorial Day to Labor Day. It's dock is on the Piscataqua across from Portsmouth, NH. "Happy Hour" 1/2 price appetizers from 4pm - 6pm. Seafood is exceptionally fresh due to its location to the Corporate office. I enjoyed the Oyster sampler, Mussels in white wine & garlic broth, Steamer clams and a lobster. If you... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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97 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We had a late lunch and arrived at 8:40pm (they close at 9:00!). However, the waitress was more than happy to seat us without any worries about the time. We ordered clam chowder, fried whole clams and a lobster roll. The chowder was some of the best I had in the area! The clams had "medium" bellies and were fried... More 

1 Thank D7368NImarym
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

fire pits for gathering are nice, great prices and quality for drink & lobster. Meet new people and chillax often here.

Thank Kimbey s
Boston, MA
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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 

1 Thank carpDeeEm
Naples, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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 

1 Thank Joesponder
New York City, New York
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42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 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.

Thank NYtraveler1234
Harpswell, Maine
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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 

Thank MSfromMaine
Newark, NJ
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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 

Thank Steve V
Boston, Massachusetts
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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

Thank jqpjr
Nashville, Tennessee
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view


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