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Abel's Lobster Pound

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Route 198, Mount Desert, ME 04660
207-276-5827
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12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best steamers ever

Abel's lobster pound is an awesome place to eat. The view is about as good as there is on the island. It's is well worth it to break away from the tourist trappy feel of bar harbor to come here for a meal. The steamers were the best ever experienced. Their interpretation of the lobster roll is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts
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  • Local cuisine
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Abel's lobster pound is an awesome place to eat. The view is about as good as there is on the island. It's is well worth it to break away from the tourist trappy feel of bar harbor to come here for a meal. The steamers were the best ever experienced. Their interpretation of the lobster roll is interesting. It is... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Abel's is not cheep, but dining out under the Red Pines as you watch the sun set over Somes Sound is worth the price. Perhaps i am influenced by the ambience, but I swear that the lobsters are the tastiest on the island

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Brunswick, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

In 2005 we had a meal at Abel's and loved every minute of it. We were treated like family and never forgot what a fabulous meal we had also. In August of 2014 we rode by Abel's and my husband and I both said "that's the place." So we stopped and had another fabulous dinner with excellent service. Wish we... More 

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Top Contributor
159 reviews 159 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Eventhough their menu does not have a wide variety , they have the best lobster ever. Great blueberry pie and great service. We have been twice there when we anchored in Somes Sound and we will go back with some friends. Eventhough the outdoor eating area is VERY inviting avoid it at night, the mosquitos will eat you alive.

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Wilton, Connecticut
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65 reviews 65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Able's is a distinctive lobster pound and a little more upscale that the others available in the area. Table service outdoors is beautiful. Lobster is good. We would definitely go back.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Sat outside, had lobster rolls and blueberry ale for lunch with a gentle breeze. Great service for our party of 10--we all left full and happy. If there is a heaven, this is pretty much it for me.

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New York
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28 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This place was recommended by a friend, so we were expecting something decent. For our party of 4, we had one beer each, 2 orders of lazy lobster ($33 ea), 1 order of bow tie pasta fettuchine with lobster ($33), and 1 order of the large lobster steamed dinner ($35). For this price, we were shocked that salads were a... More 

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River Edge, New Jersey
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103 reviews 103 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

i know Abel's is famous for its sauteed lobster but I prefer the lobster salad - a generous helping of lobster that could be a lobster roll but wouldn't fit. And don't turn down the wonderful blueberry pie.

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Atlantic City
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57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Abels is a charming spot nestled in the pine trees north of Northeast Harbor. Clearly, its customers have been coming back since they came here with their parents or grandparents. I like sitting inside better than outside on a cool night, but it does get a little noisy at times. The lobster dishes are great, but there is a fairly... More 

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Oklahoma City
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We ate at Abel's just last evening to celebrate my parent-in-law's 50th anniversary. You must have a reservation. It is very busy. Before we went inside, we walked to the lobster area. The young men let us hold a lobster and showed us how they prepare them. Very entertaining. The dinner was delicious and we we easily able to navigate... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Route 198, Mount Desert, ME 04660
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert
  • Phone Number: 207-276-5827

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?