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“A classic” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Young's Lobster Pound

Young's Lobster Pound
Mitchell Ave., Belfast, ME 04915
207 338 1160
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Ranked #4 of 52 Restaurants in Belfast
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery
Washington, DC
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A classic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

The perfect Maine meal/experience--eating steamed lobster and clams at a picnic table outside on the beautiful Belfast harbor. I go every time I'm in the area. The BYOB policy is great also--I could pair my lobster with a very good Maine IPA.

Visited August 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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293 reviews 293 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 126 cities Reviews in 126 cities
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
“Outstanding lobster pound with a scenic view!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

While hiking in Camden Hills State Park, we bumped into other hikers and our discussion brought up a need for a lobster pound recommendation. A family from Augusta told us to go to Young's and we are so happy he did! We've been to Five Islands Lobster Co. and this is just as delicious, although with a different setting.

The lobster shack itself is much larger than FILC, with a large number of lobster tanks. The staff was very friendly and efficient, and we decided to go "all in" and order their special "Bucket List for Two" platter. This consists of 2 1.25lb lobsters, 4 jumbo shrimp, 4 oysters, 2 ears of corn, and a plethora of clams and mussels...all for $49.95 - SUCH A DEAL! If you are 2-4 people, don't pass this one up.

There is an upstairs dining room for poor weather, but outside at the picnic tables is where it's really at. A great view of Belfast harbor and the islands, it is hard to beat!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Westfield, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“very fesh sea food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

this place is a wholesaler with many fish tanks pumping water keeping the fish alive waiting for your order. the lobster rolls are on round hamburger rolls not the traditional long hot dog shape, the outside deck offers a nice view across the river of Belfast.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Lucedale Ms
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Good food, good view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We ordered lobster roll and shrimp. It was delicious and the view was beautiful. We saw a couple of seals on some rocks close by the harbor was beautiful.

Visited July 2013
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Freshest Lobster Ever!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

It's the picture perfect lobster pound, located on the harbor, with a choice of dining on the lawn at picnic tables, upstairs inside, or on the deck. We chose the upper deck on a very hot night, to catch a sea breeze and escape any mosquitoes. The service was quick and friendly. Wish I didn't have to ask (and pay) for lemon, some ice for our drinks, and that they had offered me a cracking tool for the hard lobster. No worries -- I'd come back, more prepared, next trip to Maine.

Visited July 2013
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