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Lobster Shack

110 Perkins Cove Rd, Ogunquit, ME 03907
+1 207-646-2941
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Ranked #4 of 81 Restaurants in Ogunquit
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Description: Enjoy lobster, steamers, lobster rolls, chowder and a whole lot more in a friendly, casual atmosphere. Live lobsters caught by local lobstermen wait in tanks filled with ocean water coming straight from the cove. Choose your size and two sides. For all the taste without the work, have a lobster roll any way you like it...a quarter pound single, double-stuffed, triple, or an entire pound on a buttery toasted roll with or without mayo. The lobster wrap and lobster BLT are also recently added favorites. Homemade chowder made from an old family recipe is a great way to start your meal, there's no thickening flour just the perfect combination of clams, fish, potatoes, onions and spices in a milk and cream base.The "Shack" has been owned and operated by the Evans family since the 1980s and is proud to serve the hottest chowder and the coldest beer in town. Let Jason, his family and his crew provide you with a true Maine eating experience in the oldest restaurant in Perkins Cove...
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Highland Park, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Dining at the Lobster Shack felt like a truly authentic experience, particularly since it's located in Ogunquit's ritzier/more touristy Perkin's Cove neighborhood. This is truly a family business, with the owner's adorable children serving and bussing tables with smiles on their faces. I was served the coldest and coldest lobster roll of our entire trip, which was wonderful considering we... More

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Derby
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

My wife and I have been going to Ogunquit for many years, but this is the first time we dined at the Lobster Shack. We tried it after reading the excellent reviews on Trip Advisor. I'm glad we did! It's a hidden gem in Perkins Cove and I can't wait to go back to the Lobster Shack again next year.... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

There are two restaurants called Lobster Shack in Maine. One is called "The Lobster Shack" and then there's this one. So it can get confusing. We tried both and I would have to say that they both have their good and bad. We ordered the lobster roll and clam chowder. First the good. Their lobster roll was easily the best... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is a place for locals. My husband and I were definitely intimidated when we arrived. It's a small shack. You order at the counter, pay up front, and then find your own table. Chances are you'll be sitting with others, community style. Its fast paced but don't be scared. The staff was very friendly. You pick your lobster and... More

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Connecticut
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Had large lobsters- they were cooked well, but lacked sweetness in their taste- not sure why. Also they were a bit tough. Don't think this is fault of restaurant probably. Staff helpful, seating very casual-picnic benches. Their prices might be a bit steep as we saw many lobster specials advertised at other restaurants.

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Syracuse, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Very casual place. The steamed lobster was fresh and delicious. The lobster in the lobster roll was smothered in way too much mayo and didn't look appetizing, my husband unenthusiastically said it tasted "fine". The sweet corn was very good, but the potato salad and coleslaw were very bland. Great price for a whole, fresh lobster, otherwise, nothing special.

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Lancaster oOhio, USA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Lobster Shack is a great place to refuel while shopping at Perkins Cove or before taking a beautiful walk along Marginal Way. Nothing fancy, just great food and friendly service. We had a lobster roll, crab roll, and clam chowder - all delicious!

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Concord, Massachusetts
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We love to eat at the Lobster Shack in Perkins Cove. They have the best chili and clam chowder!! We tend to order the grilled cheese, ceaser salad, chili, corn on the cob and burger the most. It's a great family place. My three boys always ask to go there. They have a great lobster special at lunch!! Jason, the... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

I read all the accolades about The Lobster Shack and found that they're all true. I had scrumptious fresh lobster roll ( I asked them to fix it without mayo and they did), fresh slaw and hearty chowder. The staff is very efficient at finding a table for you while you stand in line to order your meal. They then... More

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Toronto
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

A must try of Ogunquit! Its so good and the value is amazing and so is the service! I thought it was a very nice restaurant!

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