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Lobster Pound & Real Pit BBQ

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324 Bar Harbor Road, Trenton, ME 04605
207-667-6320
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Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 17
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  • 12
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food

The good is good and reasonably priced. The menu has something for everybody. The facility is rustic but it is Maine and what you would expect. There is a small inside seating area and outside picnic table seating. I believe its open seasonally.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 6, 2015
Timothy Z
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

The good is good and reasonably priced. The menu has something for everybody. The facility is rustic but it is Maine and what you would expect. There is a small inside seating area and outside picnic table seating. I believe its open seasonally.

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Thank Timothy Z
Hanover, Pennsylvania
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88 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

This place is fabulous! The best lobster rolls, blueberry salsa and fries around! The fries had pulled pork and melted cheese on them!! Great service too!

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1 Thank Creinhardt
Mendota Heights, Minnesota
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86 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Wife and I have lunch here on our way to Bah Ha Ba (Bar Harbor). we each had a lobster roll. The food was very good, proces reasonable, service is very friendly.

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1 Thank Joe D
Davie, FL
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

The ribs were tender and tasty. Brisket was fair. Did not try the lobster. Typical side dishes to accompany BBQ were good too. A nice change from eating so much lobster.

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1 Thank Andrea W
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Our bangor to barharbor drive revealed many lobster joints but on our way back we had to choose one to visit. Lucky we picked this picturesque place, which was just a day away from closing for the season. No frills picnic tables, the whole property bathed in the aromas of lobsters and smoked foods from the BBQ pits (is this... More 

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1 Thank Netta D
Riverside, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

This is one of the few restaurants in the area that has something else on the menu besides lobster. Very good Bar B Que. The pulled pork sandwich is delicious.

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1 Thank asteinharter
Orange Beach, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Food was average, good service, fair price. Open air restaurant with a lot of local color. Good for a one time experience but not on my repeat list.

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Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

Well it's tough to criticize a place that is closing in 2 days for the season but this place is like a roller coaster. It's nice outside but the bar is dumpy inside. The fish sandwich was great but the clams were totally over cooked and chewy. The ribs smelled great but we're very fatty. They were short handed so... More 

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Morrisville, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Great spot to pick up fresh lobsters. $2.50 lb. cheaper for soft shell lobsters than at the wharf in Southwest Harbor where had lunch. Packed them in wet newspaper in our cooler for our short trip to our rental in Hancock. Everyone has a preference/opinion of soft versus hard shell at this time of year! We opted for soft shell... More 

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Dobbs Ferry, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

We stopped on our way home from Schoodic, restaurants on Rte 1 were packed. Haddock was fresh, tasty and fries also good, Lobster was good too, kids had BBQ fare and loved it and dogs snacked on bones from pulled pork! Not on cheap side but would return to try ribs.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 324 Bar Harbor Road, Trenton, ME 04605
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Trenton
  • Phone Number: 207-667-6320

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?