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Thurston's Lobster Pound

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9 Thurston Road, Mount Desert Island, Bernard, ME 04612
+1 207-244-7600
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Columbus, Ohio
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Excellent lobster stew and a fantastic lobster roll. Getting busy as we left but no problem getting a table. Great views!

Thank buckeyechic312
Clearlake, California
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90 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It doesn't get any fresher than this! A little more varied menu, order at the counter and some covered (not elegant) seating options available. Nice views of the harbor, great lobster!

Thank ATourist6
Miami, Florida
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53 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was the first lobster roll I tried and the best. I picked this restaurant as it highly talked about it the guide book but then the Airbnb couple I was staying with at Trenton said it is where they go when they want to have good seafood....eat where the locals eat. The restaurant has 2 entrances. One leads to... More 

Thank Anna S
Riverhead, NY
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93 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Once you leave Acadia National Park to investigate "the Quietside" of Mt. Desert Island, you should stop in Bernard to eat at Thurston's Lobster Pound. When you see the parking lot and the line out the door, you will know you did not go wrong. Go there for the lobsters..everyone seemed to. Since we had already lobstered our way around... More 

Thank lawrence05
Mount Desert Island, Maine
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fresh and succulent lobster with all the trimmings! Four of us had a real lobster feast with two of us ordering two 1.7 lb lobster dinners that included corn on the cob, butter, yummy coleslaw, roll and blueberry cake. One of us ordered a lobster salad plate that was lots of lobster, just right and the other ordered a lobster... More 

Thank 24Travel2002
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96 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant sits on the harbor with lobster traps strewn about. We saw the kitchen staff breaking open the lobster to freshly make the lobster rolls. The lobster was delicious. A great find.

Thank Teresa M
Pawling, New York
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From lobster trap to pot before your eyes. Friendly staff, order at the counter and they bring you your meal. A must if you're in the area.

Thank Jasper80CPA
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stumbled on this place, just trying to get to the water. 2 ish in the afternoon. Cars everywhere from everywhere. Lobster, you pick the size. It gets weighed, you pick your beer. Then you pay and have a seat with a number for your table. The best lobster cooked whole I ever had. We both had not quite two pound... More 

Thank suzannealice
Williamsburg, Virginia
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53 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely out of the way, and different than the Bar Harbor experience. We had a very good meal, while we watched the working boats unload their catch. Lobster roll was very good, crab cake was good. Blueberry ice cream was excellent. Go past the restaurant, on the one way drive, to find extra parking.

Thank DrNoah
Charlotte, North Carolina
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305 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Casual place on the water. On the quieter side of Mount Desert Island. Order at the counter as you enter and find a seat and they bring your food to you. It's not cheap, but good seafood isn't. Excellent lobster. Great lobster rolls. Same for the crab roll. Sides were good. Worth the effort to make the trip down to... More 

Thank Andy C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Thurston Road, Mount Desert Island, Bernard, ME 04612
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Bernard
  • Phone Number: +1 207-244-7600

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