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Portland Lobster Co

Chowder, Seafood, Soups
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180 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4615
207-775-2112
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Friendly lobster shack right next to the dock!

It is like most of the other lobster shacks in the area but we came here as we took a trip nearby and caught a couple of lobsters. They will cook it for you for $9.99 and provide corn on the cob, french fries, clarified butter, cole slaw, and cracking tools to eat there. Once you put in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
cuyler3329
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Lombard, Illinois
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  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Lombard, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

It is like most of the other lobster shacks in the area but we came here as we took a trip nearby and caught a couple of lobsters. They will cook it for you for $9.99 and provide corn on the cob, french fries, clarified butter, cole slaw, and cracking tools to eat there. Once you put in the order... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We ordered five one pound lobsters. Absolutely delicious! Sitting outside on the deck to watch the boats. Great experiences.

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Rahway, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 334 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We ate there on a beautiful afternoon. The pier dining was was very fun. The food was terrific except for the clam chowder which was bland. The lobster made up for that! Don't miss this place. PS- try the sangria

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We ordered some food to go and we are so happy we did! The clam chowder is the best, delicious hot soup with little croutons, and the crab cakes were very tasty served with an aioli and a bit of green salad, we did order a garden salad as well, huge! A great take away dinner. Recommend it. The wait... More 

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Adams, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I have eaten there before and this time we got the fish and chips. I have to say it was the most flavorful I have had in a long time. We each got 3 huge pieces of fish, nice and thick, must have over a pound of fish. I highly recommend this place and the fish too!!!

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Baroda, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We were able to sit on a dock in the bay and eat our delicious lunch. Great atmosphere and staff! Only one small problem - there's only 1 bathroom stall for women, so don't wait before you go :-)

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Food was cold. Lobster pie is really bad cold! So disappointing! Waitress was very side tracked although not very busy. We had to ask for napkins 3+ times while eating steamers of all things. Forgot drink order. Just not a good experience. Won't return next year.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

For conviiennce of location we stopped for a late lunch. Ate shrimp slalad than found out the have the best lobster roll in Portland. Went back next day for lobster roll and it is best in Portland.

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Farmington, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The food was OK. I've eaten a lot of lobster rolls, and I had higher expectations for the Lobster Co. Go to the Lobster Shack at Two Lights instead.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The avocado cheddar roll for $5.99 was terrific! The fries were also great, and there was a good wine selection. There was wonderful musical entertainment while we ate and waited for our sunset cruise to begin. You can order in front or at the window, or at the bar and eat outside. The buzzer to let you know when your... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 180 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4615
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 207-775-2112

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chowder, Seafood, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?