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Cook's Lobster & Ale House

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68 Garrison Cove Rd, Bailey Island, ME 04003
(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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Lewiston, Maine
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The "new" Cook's Lobster & Ale House is wonderful... >wonderful location >wonderful view >wonderful service >wonderful food & drinks This was not our first time and we look forward to returning.

Thank rjl1966
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My wife and I have been going to Cook's for over 20 years and have seen a steady decline, or perhaps just very consistent inconsistency, as the previous owners seemed not to care after about the year 2000. Learning about your new ownership we had high hopes that it would once again be the great place it used to be.... More 

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439 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited this tiny island, and were glad we stopped for lunch at Cook's. We sat outside, on the deck, to enjoy the water view. A wonderful array of beers and drinks started us with our Peel & Eat shrimp. Then on to clams and a haddock sandwich, although the lobster roll looked chocked full of chunks of lobster at... More 

Thank EmEs
Contoocook, New Hampshire
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Cooks Lobster house has added many taps of local brew to it bar and has changed the bar area slightly. The food is very good but portions for the money are a little small but acceptable. The do have one of the best views in the area as the ocean basically surrounds the dining room which is all glass.... More 

Thank dwjones_1954
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We came here as a part of a pre wedding lunch with about 10 people. I found the place absolutely delightful. The Bloody Mary with a lobsta tail instead of an olive or whatever, was the bomb. Not cheap but worth it. The entrees we ordered were well prepared and tasty. I am a sucker for lobster rolls and mine... More 

Thank WorldlyGirl
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I found the chowder to be fresh, the lobster is wonderful, the view is the best around. Great place to put your feet up and soak up the view & to watch the fireworks display!

Thank Nancy J
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I visited Cook's for our 30th anniversary dinner. I was looking for a place that served seafood as well as, steaks or chicken plus it had to have a view of the water. Cook's fit the bill. I had the seafood broil, which was very tasty. My wife had the meatloaf, which had cheese and mushrooms and... More 

Thank R. Scott A
Westborough, Massachusetts
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome calamari, which was cooked perfectly. The pulled pork sandwich was good, however main problem with the sandwich it did not come out hot was on the luke warm side. Portions were a good size. Service was good. Great views from either inside or out. We would rEturn.

Thank Pdonatyandkids
Leysin, Switzerland
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136 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cook's is a nice simple restaurant. There is ample seating and the views are great. The food is simple, and plentiful and well prepared for what it is. This is not a fancy place, but we left there feeling sated and pleased with the choice. They have an extensive local beer list, both bottled and on draft, and it allowed... More 

Thank AckExpat
Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch and then a dinner at Cooks during our stay on Bailey Island. During lunch it was fun to watch the working docks and the sunset views were amazing. We ate in the restaurant and then head outside to their fire pit and Adirondack chairs to watch the sunset. The food was delicious and they had some great... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
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
  • 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?