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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 12
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  • 5
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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
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Austin, Texas
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This place has been open since 1939. We last visited in 1972. The menu was the same. Steamed lobster and 'piss' clams (long necks). The setting is rustic but the prices are higher than seem reasonable. $46 for a small lobster and barely a quart of clams.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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 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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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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Additional Information about Abel's Lobster Pound

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

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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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