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Cook's Lobster & Ale House

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68 Garrison Cove Rd, Bailey Island, ME 04003-2503
(207) 833-2818
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Good lobster roll and halibut - great homemade onion rings! Excellent view of Bailey Island - lobster buoys everywhere. Nice low key ambiance with friendly staff.

Thank Betsy P
Birmingham, Alabama
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ate here with hubby and sat in the new bar area. Sat at the bar, which was hopping for a Friday night. I ordered the jalapeño margarita, which was way too spicy for my liking. Luckily the bartender did not mind swapping it out for a beer, Lunch (Maine brewing company) on tap, was a great substitute. We ordered hot... More 

Thank Brandis-Dandies
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A couple of Maine brews, delicious boiled lobster, fries, and blueberry pie on the patio by the water. Food, service, ambience--all made for a wonderful, laid-back early dinner in mid-October. This was one of our favorite dinner experiences on our 9-day road trip along the beautiful Maine coast.

Thank conniez811
West Newbury, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we went to Cooks Saturday night. With the old owners we saw it fade to below mediocre. Our second review under new ownership the first having been within a month of the new owners. It is hands down everything The owners answer to us promised it would become. The bar is cute, the place is clean , the food was... More 

Thank Peter C
Greenville, SC
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62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My very first dinner in Maine! I had the fried combination dinner that included clams, haddock, shrimp, and scallops. Everything was very good, and our server was very nice and helpful. I am withholding the 5th star only because there was nothing that set Cook's apart from other seafood restaurants.

Thank sloeplum
Rindge, New Hampshire, United States
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There aren't many places to eat on Bailey's Island so we visited this restaurant again (as we have on previous trips). The food here is decent but not spectacular. I was able to get a decent-sized glass of wine and we had a couple fairly good after-dinner drinks in the bar after dinner. One thing that was upsetting was that... More 

Thank Barbara S
Brunswick, Maine
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have stayed on Bailey Island summers for most of my life. Then I moved there and lived on the island for 12 years. I am very familiar with Cooks, as it has been on Bailey Island for decades. Cooks was purchased not long ago, and the new owners did a lot of work on the place, especially the tavern/bar,... More 

Thank mewannabe1
Peoria, Illinois
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recommended by a friend to visit Bailey Island, we found this place by chance and so glad we did! Great atmosphere, right on the harbor and even got to eat outside on the patio in October! Great service, great food and would definitely recommend for anyone to try! Just what we wanted to find in Maine!!

Thank Deanna H
Millerstown, Pennsylvania
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94 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in on the way back. Very nice place right on the water. Great view of cribstone bridge. Lobster roll and stew are very good. My wife had haddock sandwiche which was nice and fresh as well. Staff very friendly and efficient. Service was quick as well. Definitely would stop and eat again.

Thank Craig W
united states
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was told I just had to visit Cook's while on Bailey Island. So it was my duty to do so, right? We started out with lobster bloody Mary's. The drink came with a lobster tail on a skewer! The bloody Mary had a bit of a different taste which tied in perfectly with the lobster tail. We also splurged... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 68 Garrison Cove Rd, Bailey Island, ME 04003-2503
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Bailey Island
  • Phone Number: (207) 833-2818

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