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“The best chowder in the WORLD!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Lobster Dock

The Lobster Dock
49 Atlantic Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-2131
207-633-7120
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Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Alexandria, VA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“The best chowder in the WORLD!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

The lobster is great, so are the crab cakes, but the chowder is absolutely the best I've ever had -- and I've had a lot of chowder.

Lovely people, good food, great views of Boothbay Harbor. We visited several times during our stay.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Anywhere, USA
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 66 cities Reviews in 66 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Good food, poor service.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

We stopped here with a party of six. Two had lobster, two had fish, I had the crab cakes and one had the pannini pizza due to seafood allergies. The lobsters, fish and crab cakes were good, the pizza was simply a regular cheese pizza and not very good. Two of us tried the clam chowder and the lobster stew both of which appeared to be simply cream with pieces of clam or lobster in it. Pass on both of those. You have to pay a deposit on the nutcrackers when you order lobster and we were hard pressed to get the money back at the end of the meal as the servers were quite elusive whenever we needed something.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Georgetown, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great Food, Spectacular View!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2011

A short walk across the footbridge. Get here close to sunset and sit on an outside deck facing the harbor. Watch the sunset or watch the lobster be prepared. The restaurant was featured on "Throwdown with Bobby Flay" and, even though the owner lost the crab cake challenge, a quick taste will make you want a rematch.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Woodstown, New Jersey
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128 reviews 128 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 56 cities Reviews in 56 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Go for the food, sit and enjoy the view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2011

The Lobster Dock is our must stop restaurant when we visit Boothbay Harbor. So many choices on the menu for the seafood lover. On this trip, we enjoyed clam chowder, fried scallops, and lobster. Don't forget the onion rings as an appetizer of the blueberry pie ala mode for dessert. The consistent quality every visit is what makes this place one of our favorites. Then there is the wonderful view of the harbor, whether you eat inside or outside. This is what a waterside restaurant should be!

  • Visited June 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Connecticut
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“A Picnic bench and a steamed Lobster”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2011

This was a perfect casual dining experience. We enjoyed a delicious lobster dinner on a picnic bench overlooking Boothbay Harbor as the sun went down. We loved the Lobster Dock. It is highly recommended.

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