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Shaw's Fish & Lobster Wharf

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129 Rte 32, New Harbor, ME 04554
(207) 677-2200
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Takeout

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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It doesn't get any more authentic than this ramshackle seafood joint on the pier in New Harbor. You stand in line to order from a menu of the freshest Maine seafood and eat off paper plates at tables that may not be completely dried off from the last people who used them. The chowder, lobster... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Seadog14926
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Boston, Massachusetts
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  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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Massena, New York
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72 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Our friends took us here. You order, get a number and sit outside on an upper deck overlooking the wharf where the lobster boats come in. Very interesting to watch them unloading all the lobsters they caught for the day. The food was delicious. I had deep fried haddock, fries and cole slaw. My husband had lemon broiled scallops, fries,... More 

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Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Fresh lobster, clams and one of the prettiest views we've seen! There are tons of people at this place but there is plenty of room and the wait is short.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

It doesn't get any more authentic than this ramshackle seafood joint on the pier in New Harbor. You stand in line to order from a menu of the freshest Maine seafood and eat off paper plates at tables that may not be completely dried off from the last people who used them. The chowder, lobster, and beer are all just... More 

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Smithfield, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The place is typical mid-coast Maine! This is a working harbor and not that plastic fake stuff. The food is good and people are friendly! Come and enjoy your lobster and beer! The beer is cold and the lobster is hot! Watch your fries or a gull will steal them.

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atlanta georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Terrific dockside seafood restaurant. Nothing to dislike if you like lobster and shrimp every which way.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

There were 10 of our family members that went to Shaws for a lobster feed. The food was great and the scenery was beautiful. We all use to live in Maine as kids now grown and visit Maine every summer. When anyone in our family says lobster we all agree to go to Shaws.

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Durham
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Typical Maine waterside lobster/seafood restaurant. Can purchase fresh lobster, clams, etc. prepared many different ways. Inside and outside eating options. Each table is equipped with roll of paper towels and a sink with soap is also available to clean up afterwards. Eating lobster is a whole body experience!

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Pemaquid, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

two level dining on the dock - no frills, but great food, great views and guaranteed memories. Another favorite of generations of Maine vacationers (and locals too)

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Vermont
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Menu included Lobster, and various fried seafood. Portions were plentiful and priced reasonably. There were tables in and outside - and our dog was allowed at the outside tables.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

If you are looking for the classic Maine lobster experience, Shaw's is the real deal. Whole lobster dinner for $16.95, complete with outside picnic table & paper towel dining overlooking New Harbor. The ambiance was as good as the meal (and value) -- excellent! Planning to go back tomorrow it was so good!

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Additional Information about Shaw's Fish & Lobster Wharf

Address: 129 Rte 32, New Harbor, ME 04554
Phone Number: (207) 677-2200
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  New Harbor
Cuisine: Seafood

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 129 Rte 32, New Harbor, ME 04554
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  New Harbor
  • Phone Number: (207) 677-2200

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Doing business

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