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Abel's Lobster Pound

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Route 198, Mount Desert, Mount Desert Island, ME 04660
207-276-5827
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12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 55
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
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
Lobsters done right!!

Great family lobster pound that serves great lobster dinners. You will have one of the best lobsters in Maine!

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
gtwillis
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Darien, Connecticut
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Darien, Connecticut
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Great family lobster pound that serves great lobster dinners. You will have one of the best lobsters in Maine!

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Trenton, New Jersey
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Sitting outside on the water is a really great way to dine, the staff was pleasant, especially the guy who let my son hold one of the lobsters. That was a highlight for him. However, my $15 drink tasted like they forgot the alcohol (no, really, and for $15 I expect to know there's alcohol in it), the corn on... More 

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Garden City, New York
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Had 1.2 pound lobster that costs $28. Also had Lobster stew and lobster salad. Total cost was over $100 pretty tip. It certainly was fresh and the view was fantastic but not sure it was worth the expensive lunch for 2 people.

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Lombard, Illinois
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

What a fun experience for our family! Kids were able to look at the lobsters and even hold them. Food was delicous and tasted very fresh (the boats are right next to the restaurant) and it was nice that there was a kids option (chicken finger plate - about $10). This is more expensive than some of the pounds were... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We stumbled upon Abel's while driving around MDI and were fortune enough to get an outside table without a reservation at 5:30 on a gorgeous afternoon. Our waitress, Lily, was attentive and made sure we had a wonderful experience. The steamed clams & lobster were perfectly cooked. Also, the lobster was cut and drained prior to bringing it to the... More 

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Ringoe
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80 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Hit for quick lunch on way to airport. Our server was attentive and actually ran several times from our picnic table to get what was needed from inside. Excellent lobster rolls (but not on traditional hot dog roll). Excellent steamers. SKIP the lobster stew - tasteless. Homemade potato chips that 3 out of 4 of us enjoyed.

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bear, de
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

we enjoyed abel's so much we ate here twice on our recent visit to bar harbor. the lobster could not have been fresher and the sunset was just wonderful. the service was very good and they accommodated us on a very busy night even though we did not have reservations. would recommend eating inside.

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Kenner, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Jennifer was our waitress and she was very very nice. The food was excellent and great location Lobster was excellent and baked potato was very good.

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Baltimore
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

So who goes to Maine and orders a steak? A guy married to somebody who wants lobster. My always reliable source tells me that the lobster was excellent. I would not touch the thing, but that is just me. I had the rib eye steak and it was as good as you can get at a fine steak house. We... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This was a beautiful setting and amazing lobster. Definitely worth the drive from Bar Habor(only about 15-20 minutes). You look out over Somes Sound. The setting was beautiful. The Sautéed lobster was excellent as were the clams. Excellent place for Lobster!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Route 198, Mount Desert, Mount Desert Island, ME 04660
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  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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