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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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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
good, rustic, beautiful views

Lobster was delicious and the picnic area overlooking the water and the boats was beautiful. More expensive then I expected, though

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 25, 2014
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Camden, Maine USA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

A beachfront restaraunt that accurately calls itself a "shack". The seafood is good, but the prices are ridiculous. Tacky fast food type of atmosphere. Probably, the worst value in the area.

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Valley Forge
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Lobster was delicious and the picnic area overlooking the water and the boats was beautiful. More expensive then I expected, though

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

One of the things I really appreciated about McLaughlin's is the fact that it offered an authentic atmosphere for a truly great lobster roll. I was a little surprised that some folks didn't have the positive experience I had. To be honest, the roll had the freshest, most tender lobster I've found for a place like this. There was a... More 

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PA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Drove past on the way from Portland to Bar Harbor. Fish sandwich was ok, prefer a saltier batter. Lobster was pre-cracked which was nice! Meat was kinda small. Was$27 for 1.25 lb lobster and fish sandwich. Eh

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Ellsworth, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We stumbled across this seafood shack on the return home. The place has picnic tables outside and you can bring your dogs and sit by the water. You can watch the lobster boats come in and leave. Your going to pay the price for any seafood along the coast. The service was slow but well worth the wait. Several menu... More 

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Ellsworth, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This restaurant is easy to find off Route One on 12 McKay Rd. in Lincolnville, Maine. It is right off the seashore. You can eat inside or outside where there were there are many picnic tables. Seagulls are everywhere! It is very informal on the inside. The menu is listed on the upper wall. A large variety of seafood dishes... More 

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Boca Grande, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We had the Clam platter - a bit price ant 29.95. The flavors were all a bit under spiced. The fries were good. The coating on the clams was a bit bland. The seasoning in the floe slaw was unusual and the cornbread was blah. It was very clean and the staff very pleasant. It is right on the water... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Gorgeous nearly-fall day in Lincolnville so we ate outside at McLaughlin's. Terrific food, fast service, good value.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Nice place! Casual, clean, friendly service and delicious food! Lobster rolls & onion rings were just what we wanted! Right on the water. We will definitely eat here again!

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green sea, sc
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

very good lobster roll on a 12" !!! roll. just the right taste and the long roll means the lobster is not falling out at every bite. very nice staff. bright airy (kind of like outside) place overlooking the beach

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Additional Information about McLaughlin's Lobster Shack

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

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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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