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All 9 Trenton Restaurants

Trenton Bridge Lobster Pound

Route 3, 1237 Bar Harbor Rd, Trenton, ME 04605
207 667 2977
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Ranked #1 of 9 Restaurants in Trenton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery

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Bowie, Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Every time we go to Acadia; Trenton Bridge is our "go-to" place for lobster. The lobster is the best we've ever had - very fresh (their trucks bring in fresh lobster all day long) and boiled in seawater over wood fires. This is a place for purists - lobster/drawn butter/corn/clams/mussels - the freshest and most succulent available. It's a place... More 

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Pisa, Italy
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We had read how busy this place was so we decided to try it out around 4pm. It was perfect! Quick service. Folks were helpful in describing our first time ordering. The diners eating around us were quite happy to share their smiles and robust shell cracking. It was a great experience.

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New York City, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This was our first stop for lobster on our Maine trip and it was a great first stop. Cheap, down and dirty, yummy Maine lobster! You go into the lobster pound, pick out your live lobster, which is some of the cheapest in town, then it goes outside to be cooked and comes back freshly cooked ready for you to... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This is a place where you stand in line, place your order, pay, get a number and pick up your food when your number is called. I'm not sure why but this place rubbed me the wrong way. Maybe it was the confusion and feeling we were being rushed. My husband had lobster, I had clam chowder. Chowder was mostly... More 

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Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

From the outside it looks like a local mom and pop establishment. Nothing fancy inside either BUT don't let looks fool you! Their seafood is fresh from the ocean to their steaming outside pots to your table. We had their lobster meal and it was awesome. We got a lesson on how to get the succulent meat from the shell.... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This place offers fresh lobsters and clams. We visited there in a group of seven and we had excellent good dining experience there (friendly staff, fresh seafood, nice scenic view, etc.). For those of you who love eating lobsters (and clams), I strongly recommend Trenton Bridge Lobster Pound. It was JUST EXCELLENT!

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Richmond, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We come to Maine every fall, and we never miss coming to Trenton Bridge Lobster Pound. It is a dive, but it has the freshest and best boiled lobster anywhere. The lobster you have here was sleeping in the ocean when you were asleep last night. He is boiled in sea water to perfection. When it comes to lobster, bigger... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Very casual. Pick your lobster! Food is cooked on the spot for you. Very popular eatery. Can eat in but not fancy, no bussed tables, etc. The place was busy but the orders went pretty quickly.

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

It was our first time in Maine and going to eat lobster was on top of our list. Trenton Bridge was recommended to us by some people who go to Maine every year. It did not disappoint. We told them we had never been to a lobster pound and they guided us through the process and were very nice and... More 

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61 reviews 61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The lobster was great!! You pick the one you want and they cook it outside while you wait. The place is very crowded and not much space to sit inside.. But worth the stop

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Additional Information about Trenton Bridge Lobster Pound

Address: Route 3, 1237 Bar Harbor Rd, Trenton, ME 04605
Phone Number: 207 667 2977
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Trenton
Open Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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