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Warren's Lobster House

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11 Water St, Route 1, Kittery, ME 03904-1629
+1 207-439-1630
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11:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Description: Warren's Lobster House was established in 1940 as a 6 stool,walk-up clam...
Warren's Lobster House was established in 1940 as a 6 stool,walk-up clam and lobster shack. Over the past 70 years, we have expanded into what today is a 350 seat, full service, family owned and operated restaurant. We are located on the waterfront on the southern tip of the Maine coast. We offer great seafood, lobster, steak, chicken and other specialities with outstanding service in a comfortable and casual family atmosphere. We feature the "Seacoast's Finest Salad Bar" with over 60 fresh and tantalizing items. We also offer a "Kid's Menu", gift shop, seasonal outdoor deck, cocktail lounge and plenty of seating with ample parking. We also offer free seasonal valet parking for our guests. We are Handicap Accessible and open daily at 1130 am. Currently, there are 3 generations of the Cunningham family involved in the daily operation of this world renouned restaurant!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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A friend was visiting from CO and had eaten here before and wanted to go back for some good seafood. We both ordered scrod and it was very fresh and perfectly cooked. The salad bar was had many choices. It's an old-fashioned place but worth a visit to see if it's to your "taste". Reserve a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Laconia, New Hampshire
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Laconia, New Hampshire
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99 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A friend was visiting from CO and had eaten here before and wanted to go back for some good seafood. We both ordered scrod and it was very fresh and perfectly cooked. The salad bar was had many choices. It's an old-fashioned place but worth a visit to see if it's to your "taste". Reserve a window seat on the... More 

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Kittery, Maine
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Warren's catered my daughters wedding 2 years ago and did an amazing job and they were very flexible with the menu and priced very reasonable. On the menu we had steak tips, chicken & pork loin Warren's brought a gas grill and cooked it at the reception so it wasn't your typical wedding food. I just hosted her baby shower... More 

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Thank Cissy F
NH
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386 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've read the hype and know its reputation, but their seafood is average. The salad bar is just okay. It's big, but it's not that tasty. Prices are high. I remember coming here thirty years ago. It's a seacoast institution, very old-school. Seniors love this place. It's nice, but too busy with tourists, and average food quality.

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Thank NHjojo
Nashua, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Another good place to grab a bite after shopping in Kittery. Warren's has been around forever and are continuing to stand the test of time.

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Thank 1970barbara19702015
East Hampton, Connecticut
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180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner has been going to Warren's since he was a child and he and I try to take a 3 hour ride to Kittery for dinner at least twice a year . Last time was on Halloween. We arrived about 3:00 on Thursday and were seated by the water as requested. He enjoyed the Bloody Mary with 3 shrimp... More 

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Thank BamTgg
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were given a gift card for Christmas and were really excited to try the place. The meal was nice, though didn't come close to Roberts restaurant up the road, salad bar was the best part. The service was very slow and they weren't very busy. We left our $50 gift card and the rest of the money and a... More 

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Thank Nina B
St. John's, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always find the time to visit Warren's Lobster House when we are in the area. My husband loves fish and likes to try new varieties. We especially like the sale bar with all the trimmings. It is a meal in itself.

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Thank Carol M
York, Maine
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They have a decent salad bar, but if your a tourist & want to try Maine lobster, just asked the twin steam lobster,I don't recommend there surf & turf, the steak is so dry. No flavor & the lobster they covered it with so much crumbs on top and made it so oily, it ruins the flavor of the lobster.... More 

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Thank zossyshe
sdcwlh, Owner at Warren's Lobster House, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your visit. We would have gladly replaced any item you found unsatisfactory during your visit. More 

Orlando, Florida
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

This is a tourist mecca, so the meals can be exceptional or blah. We had some of the best fried clams I've ever had, and then the crab crusted haddock tasted like frozen food warmed up. I like this place, but don't expect the Ritz.

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Thank Galina332
New Jersey
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Two of us had dinner on 12/26, got there about 7:30 and no wait. It's directly over the bridge from downtown Portsmouth in Kittery, ME. The service was friendly and prompt. The 1 1/4 ib. lobster was fresh and came out of the shell easily. We also had Warren's Fried Captain's Platter, chock full of a combination of clam strips,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11 Water St, Route 1, Kittery, ME 03904-1629
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Kittery
  • Phone Number: +1 207-439-1630

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups

Description

Warren's Lobster House was established in 1940 as a 6 stool,walk-up clam and lobster shack. Over the past 70 years, we have expanded into what today is a 350 seat, full service, family owned and operated restaurant. We are located on the waterfront on the southern tip of the Maine coast. We offer great seafood, lobster, steak, chicken and other specialities with outstanding service in a comfortable and casual family atmosphere. We feature the "Seacoast's Finest Salad Bar" with over 60 fresh and tantalizing items. We also offer a "Kid's Menu", gift shop, seasonal outdoor deck, cocktail lounge and plenty of seating with ample parking. We also offer free seasonal valet parking for our guests. We are Handicap Accessible and open daily at 1130 am. Currently, there are 3 generations of the Cunningham family involved in the daily operation of this world renouned restaurant!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm

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