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Portland Lobster Co

180 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4615
207-775-2112
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Ranked #105 of 535 restaurants in Portland
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Atlanta, Georgia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is a nice place to sit outside for the afternoon or evening, and enjoy some seafood with beer or wine (no mixed drinks). There is also inside dining, but I would rather enjoy the fresh air, and comfortable temperatures sitting dockside on the water. The average wait time on food is 30 minutes, but it passes quickly, there's so... More

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Apex
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We spent a rainy July 4th evening here for the first time at the end of our Bar Harbor vacation the night before we flew home. Very glad we did it...enjoyed the experience and our fresh lobster was great. We ate outside despite the rain and had a couple beers and really had no complaints. You don't get table service... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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83 reviews 83 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is what I would call a lobster shack. Nothing fancy about it but the service and food were good and that is the most important thing to me. I asked for a plain lobster roll (no mayo, etc.) and requested a baked potato instead of fries and nothing was a problem. Went outside to get a seat and sat... More

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Paramus, New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

It was ok. the good is that its in the middle of the city on the water, so very easy to get to and not out of the way... But this was my second time there, and both times the wait was about an hour for a boiled lobster.... and it wasnt that good. I honestly didnt feel it was... More

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Auburn
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126 reviews 126 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

After our Lucky Catch tour, we brought our lobster here to cook. For a small fee (think it was $10), the boiled it & served it with fries, cole slaw & corn on the cob. The atmosphere is just a shack on the water with outdoor seating overlooking the marina- very casual & fun.

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Hillsdale, New Jersey, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

once we ordered and were told it would be about 20 min., 50 minutes later we were still waiting. finally it was ready and promptly retrieved it from the pick up window and sat down to enjoy. never happened. hamburger was ordered rare and it came out well done, dried out and cold, it wouldn't even melt the cheese. our... More

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Greenville, South Carolina, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This was my first experience with Lobster Roll and this place came highly recommended. So this was our first stop after receiving our rental car. Although it was not raining when we got there it was still very damp. Only 2 tables inside so we opted to eat on the patio outside at a table with an umbrella. It was... More

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Wallingford, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

After paying up front for an expensive lunch for four, we waited a very long time for our food. When retrieving our lunch, our food was cold. My husbands haddock fish dinner was very fishy and rubbery, with more coating on it than fish. My steamers were very muddy, and tasted like they were soaked in petroleum oil. My meal... More

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Syracuse, New York
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93 reviews 93 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

It is not a gourmet place by any stretch, so as long as you do not have that notion, you will not be disappointed. We brought our own lobster from the Lucky Catch cruise. It was cooked and on our plate within an hour after being out of the ocean! The sides of corn, baked potato, and coleslaw were good,... More

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San Diego, CA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

The PLC is over-priced and over-rated. After a long wait we were served cold, yellow cardboard masquerading as corn and cold, thin clam chowder that should have been named potato chowder. Lobsters were OK.

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