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Thurston's Lobster Pound

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$$ - $$$
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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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Boulder, Colorado
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lobster wasn't very good. Restaurant wasn't all that clean. We were disappointed. The corn with the lobster was old and not edible. Staff was indifferent.

Thank akubra91
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110 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was crowded - we knew it would be - there was a line to order, you had to find your own table (difficult because there was no outside seating - too cold), but service was fairly fast and the food was good. We ended up eating with another couple at a table for four and it was a fun... More 

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Collinsville, Oklahoma
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When in Maine, one must eat lobster. We chose Thurston's based on reviews and were not disappointed at all. The lobster was perfect as was the view of Bass Harbor. Leave room for dessert. The blueberry ice cream and pie were delicious. You can see the lobster boats coming and going and unloading right near the restaurant.

Thank hdwallace
Suwanee, Georgia
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82 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had a $14 dollar lobster roll that had twice as much meat than the $39 dinner I had the night before. The setting is great. Actually eating overlooking the working harbor

Thank George M
Meridian, Mississippi
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We looked for this place because of reviews we had read! And the reviews were correct. Had some great lobster dip...kinda like rotel dip with lobster and the crab cakes were awesome. Some in our party were weary of seafood and had a hamburger and it was good also. They had a large selection of drinks. Service good. View of... More 

Thank anita m
Kansas City, Kansas
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went here for a traditional full lobster lunch, and we weren't disappointed! The meal was great and was less pricey than it would have been at a typical restaurant. You order at the counter when you first walk in and then take your number and choose a seat. We got our drinks at the counter and the bar, and... More 

Thank sarahryn03
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

And we rarely do that. Best lobster rolls we had during our holiday anywhere. Good beers, happy staff too, always a good sign.

Thank Richard Y
Knoxville, United States
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Bar Harbor for a couple of days at fall break and some friends recommended making the trip over to Thurston's. It was well worth it. Took about a half-hour to get there from BH, but easily worth it. Food was outstanding - environment was laid-back/casual. The only complaint was that the dining room was a little dark... More 

Thank Paul N
Auckland, New Zealand
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Found Thurston by accident on our drive to the lighthouse. An authentic lobster pound by the water. We had a lobster roll and a grilled lobster and cheese sandwich for late lunch. They were scrumptious, much better than the touristic lobster pound in the main villages. Worth a trip out.

Thank wearetravellers
Yorba Linda, California
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We made it just in time. They were getting ready to close up for winter. The experience of sitting at the harbor, out on the deck, and watching the lobster boats come in was so interesting. Everyone around us was eating lobster. Our party had steamers, crab sandwich, and chicken sandwiches - and they were all delicious. Highly recommend when... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
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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