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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Takeout

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
fried fish

Food here is very good with great fried fish, clams, Maine shrimp. Great view of harbor with lobster boats coming and going. A nice outdoor bar in the evenings. It is very casual but they serve beer and other liquor. Staff is friendly and a good value. You get french fries and cold slaw. Eat... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
Michele L
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
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English first
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Food here is very good with great fried fish, clams, Maine shrimp. Great view of harbor with lobster boats coming and going. A nice outdoor bar in the evenings. It is very casual but they serve beer and other liquor. Staff is friendly and a good value. You get french fries and cold slaw. Eat outside overlooking lobster boats unloading.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Shahs offers a great experience with really good fresh seafood offerings. Upstairs is the open air deck with gorgeous views of the harbor and ocean. Below is the fully operational Fisherman's Wharf. You can order your food inside and at a separate counter order beer including local selections. Your number is called and you go inside to collect your meals.... More 

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Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Shaws is a "joint". Nice deck, great view, convenient to Hardy Boat Cruises. Decent food. Very nice for families!

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Skaneateles, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This is a typical Maine seafood joint but they do it well! You order inside at the counter and seating is either inside or on the large deck overlooking the harbor. We sat outside and enjoyed watching the lobster and cruise boats come in and out. The food was delicious and well prepared. We especially liked the fried haddock, the... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I'm not a seafood lover, but I found enough to eat here while my companions went wild over the lobster. Nothing says "Maine" like sitting outdoors on their deck after returning from your Hardy Boat Cruise and watching the boats in the harbor. It's just part of what we have to do when we visit!

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Lockport, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Shaws is a must visit in this region of maine. The seafood is fresh and there is a great view of the harbor from the restaurant. Prices are as you would expect and there is a bar with local beers. You can watch working lobster fisherman ad you eat.

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Lisbon, Maine
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I have never had a bad meal....reliable good food and service. Does get crowded in summer but worth the wait.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

My wife & l went here for lunch. I had a luke warm lobster dinner. Which really isn't a dinner at all. It just included a roll & a salad that would fit in a coffee mug. She had lobster roll that had no flavor whatsoever. There are other places around with better food and quantity for the price.

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Harmony, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Every time we are in Damariscotta area, we visit Shaws for lobster. I ordered a pair today and the wife had a lobster roll with drawn butter. Both were excellent. Onion rings as a side. The lobsters are brought in fresh daily, and Shaws' knows how to cook 'em! A nice deck to enjoy, or eat inside if a little... More 

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Geneva, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

My husband and I ate at Shaw's Fish & Lobster Wharf Restaurant during our recent trip to Maine. The staff at Shaw's were young, college-aged adults. They were friendly and nice. The location of Shaw's is nice, in a working harbor. However, the lobster was not good. It was ready quickly after we ordered and obvious that it was pre-cooked... More 

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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: Local cuisine, Families with children, Entertaining clients, Large groups

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