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McLaughlin's Lobster Shack

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US Route 1, Lincolnville Beach, Lincolnville, ME
(207)789-5205
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11:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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    Very good
  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Great place just in front of the Sea! Lobster rolls are delicious and larger than anywhere else. French fries are delicious and prices ok. Burger are ok but not fantastic.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Bruxelles
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Peoria, Illinois
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is a very good choice for the quality of the food and service. Even with a line, service is quick and efficient. You order at the counter and wait for your number to be called to pick up your food. The seafood is very good with our table all enjoying the clams with bellies, lobster, and the fresh fish... More 

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new hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

It seems strange to say I'd be disappointed eating a lobster roll in Maine but I am. My wife had a caesar salad and clams which were good while I had the lobster roll plate which included fries and cole slaw. Now why was I disappointed in the lobster roll. Well, first the roll wasn't toasted well, it wasn't served... More 

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Bruxelles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great place just in front of the Sea! Lobster rolls are delicious and larger than anywhere else. French fries are delicious and prices ok. Burger are ok but not fantastic.

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We were northbound on Route 1 on a hot summer evening, googled "best lobster in Camden" and rolled through Camden, stopping instead at this mom-and-pop waterside casual seafood joint. Order at the counter, grab your meal when called, and grab a seat indoors, outside under a tent, or outside on a picnic table. This place is very casual; the food... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The worst!! What an incredible rip-off! Sold us shedders as hard shells, and the order of steamers was like 10 clams. They should be ashamed of themselves.

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Wallingford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We walked over after hanging out at Lincolnville Beach. Fresh seafood, fries, local draft beer available as well as ice cream for dessert. We had new shell lobster which was delicious and burgers - which were a little bland - but nothing salt and pepper can't handle. A nice 'lobster' ale made in nearby Belfast was refreshing as well. A... More 

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Pataskala, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

One of the best lobster rolls we had in Maine, followed up by some delicious ice cream. We sat outside right on the water on our last night in Lincolnville Beach. It was a perfect way to end our stay.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

Picnic tables between lincolnville beach and islesboro ferry. Always good seafood and chowder. I wish you received more for the money. But it's good

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Ate several times here and each time enjoyed the haddoc, scallop roll and lobster rolls. The French fries were excellent and the ice cream was super-probably best of the week and inexpensive. The view of the harbor, the ferry loading and moving in and out of the harbor is an additional treat. Don't feed the seagulls unless you walk a... More 

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Neuchatel, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Although - for reasons you'll read below - I only read many of the reviews after our visit I felt most were fair and helpful. Overall I do think it was on the expensive side and I have enjoyed better food at Lobster Shacks in Kennibunkport and Porpoise Point. It has been a year since we were last in Maine... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: US Route 1, Lincolnville Beach, Lincolnville, ME
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Lincolnville
  • Phone Number: (207)789-5205

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: 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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