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Lobster Pound & Real Pit BBQ

324 Bar Harbor Road, Trenton, ME 04605
207-667-6320
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Ranked #2 of 9 restaurants in Trenton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Barbecue, Seafood
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New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We've stopped here more than once in the past, and left happy again this year after eating very good lobster rolls, along with some of the pulled pork. Fries were a bit heavy, and the service is a mite slow if you're used to NYC metro area's pace, but polite and otherwise attentive. Would recommend without any reservations.

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Bar Harbor, Maine
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

My wife and I stopped in here on the recomendation of some friends who rave about the bbq here. They were right, it was fantastic. My wife had the half chicken, which was the juiciest bbq chicken we have ever had. I had the brisket and ribs combo with two sides, coleslaw and onion rings. I had 2 onion rings... More

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bradenton, florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Maybe they do good barbecue, but the fried seafood was soggy and overpriced for the small portions. The clams were very tough and the fish was dry. I will have to find some good clams down to Old Orchard Beach.

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Trenton, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I'm local but I've gotta tell ya - I love this place! The brisket is delicious!! Will go back again and again until season is over.

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Franklin, Tennessee
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We were dissapointed with our vist. We have some fantastic bbq joints back it pig country. If my meal was an indicator this place couldn't survive. Coleslaw was just chopped cabbage no salad dressing. Beef brisket was dry and chewing approaching jerky. Onion rings were under cooked. Fried breading raw onion.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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37 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Seafood and service were average. Bbq was cold; it was the pits. Overheard others rave and wondered why they picked on us. Other reviewers seem positive about the place but based on our experience we'll go elsewhere.

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Atlanta, GA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Had a great dinner here. Two in our family don't like seafood, so this was a great choice. The barbecue was excellent, and I'm told the lobster was amazing. My kids loved the lobster Mac and cheese.

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fc
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Being from San Antonio, its hard to find some great smoked/ bbq on the east coast, especially where I am from in pa. the only person that I have finally trained is my husband, but he can't do it all the time. So taking a vacation to the beautiful state of Maine, and driving up and down route 1, we... More

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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Great place, great food, great staff. The portions were huge, in fact my husband and I shared one plate and were stuffed. The staff from the waitress to the owner were wonderful and so so friendly. They made us feel like old good friends. The prices are also great! Wonderful place...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Since we are in Maine I wanted a lobster roll but when I saw pulled pork with apple cider vinegar I wanted that too. Our server offered us a side of pulled pork to go with our lobster rolls. The lobster roll was excellent and the pulled pork was sooo good. I know it sounds like a weird combination but... More

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