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329 Granite Street, Rockport, MA
978 546-7808
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11:30 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 65
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
What a place!

We live in Rockport, and there are plenty of places to go for seafood, but the lobster pool is right there near the top of our list of favorites. If you're looking for fried seafood, this is the place to go. The location, right at the ocean's edge, is a perfect place to watch the sunset.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2014
BothCandK
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boston, ma
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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English first
North of Boston, Massachusetts
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The spot, the view, the ambiance are the real reasons to dine here. But the food had always been decent in years past. Our first visit today since the change in ownership and the food was horrible. Greasy limp inedible fries. Bland clam chowder, mostly warm milk. Pitifully small lobster roll, no discernible dressing on the lobster salad. We New... More 

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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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269 reviews 269 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

A Great seafood restaurant in Rockport,MA. Had a great lobster dinner and a nice view. The food was excellent along with the view and a lot of great wait staff.

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boston, ma
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We live in Rockport, and there are plenty of places to go for seafood, but the lobster pool is right there near the top of our list of favorites. If you're looking for fried seafood, this is the place to go. The location, right at the ocean's edge, is a perfect place to watch the sunset.

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Chicago
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This is a typical shack, with great seafood. It is set right at the end of Cape Ann and the view is one of the best. You can eat inside or out. I've been here several times and have tried the lobster rolls and fried clams. The worst thing about going there is deciding which I want. They are both... More 

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Ireland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I had the pleasure of eating Lobster pie at this restaurant, October 2014. My food and that of my colleagues was excellent. Seated on the waterfront with beautiful views and bring your own beer was a most enjoyable experience. To be recommended.

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Acton, MA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We have taken visitors to the Lobster Pool in Rockport many times and have loved it. Not any more. While the view from the back open picnic table seating will always be spectacular, the staff and the food was pretty horrible. When you walk in, there are scads of signs everywhere, making your order decisions complicated. When I asked if... More 

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Salem, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This is the quintessential ocean side lobster shack! We have been here multiple times and have never been disappointed in anything on our plate! Great food and great atmosphere!!!

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New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I hosted my husband's 50th birthday here and it was a great spot! Good, local seafood and a great view of the Atlantic! Felt very casual and local. I would recommend it for a family dinner, dinner for two or a party!

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Haverhill, Massachusetts
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

As a native of the area I decided to go to the Lobster Pool to avoid any of the lines I expected at the more tourist places. The lobster Pool is low key, or rustic with indoor and outdoor picnic table seating. The staff are very nice and your order is announced with a little rhyme. The food was good... More 

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austin
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100 reviews 100 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Can't get any better than this....fresh out of the ocean that day! Friends from Manchester by the Sea introduced this place to us and AWESOME! You can choose the size you want, choose the seating out or indoor. Best to be outdoor by the rocks and enjoy your lobster as the sun sets! Also you have to get their clam... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 329 Granite Street, Rockport, MA
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Rockport
  • Phone Number: 978 546-7808

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 7:00 pm

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