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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
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Charlottesville, VA, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been going to Maine every few years for the past 35 years, and lobsters have gotten pretty pricey, even at the lobster pounds. I like Thurston's because of the location and atmosphere. However, I didn't think the lobster was that great this time & a little pricey. Two modest size lobster dinners with sides & 1 beer for $50.00.

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Thank Dennis H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not a big fan of lobster, but this has to be one of the tastiest places I've eaten at. The lobster is delicious and reasonably priced, and the other foods and amazing too! Great setting to enjoy an authentic meal.

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Thank James H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

LOBSTER LOBSTER LOBSTER!!! Eat in or take away (as they say in Maine)! It is a lobster pound not a fancy restaurant but they have a bar area and tables overlooking the water. We come for the lobster and lobster rolls and have never Been disappointed. We discovered Thurstons 2014, returned in 2015 and 2016 and plan on going back... More 

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Winston-salem
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A local told us to order our lobster roll toasted with no mayonnaise. So we did and boy oh boy, delicious! The Lobster rolls are large enough to share! So tender and fresh. We sat out on a screened porch overlooking the water with many Lobster boats! Save room for desert! We had the blueberry ice cream and blueberry cake.... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

We visited Thurston's twice this summer. Very relaxing location and atmosphere. It's a bit a way from the frenzy of some parts of Acadia, so a bit less stressful. There are plenty of seats for you to use after you order your food, so there's no need to Table Shark. We especially enjoyed the lobster roll. Very simple and you... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

This was our first time at a lobster pound and it was quite an experience. They definitely do not skimp on the lobster. There was tons of good meat in our lobster rolls. They know what they're doing and they do it well!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

This place was recommended to us by our hotel mgr. and was definitely a great recommendation.. My only con about this is finding it . It definitely was a long drive but once we got there, the food was great.. we had cream of halibut soup which was fabulous and then the lobster of course was delish.. Place is like... More 

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Woodinville, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

We arrived just as the full moon was rising across the bay, reflecting its light over and between the bouy-moored fishing boats. Lovely setting for this dock-side restaurant. Actually, this Lobster pound is more of a picnic scene, than restaurant. It featured picnic tables, a line up for ordering food and a steady rotation of guests. Nevertheless, wait time was... More 

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Montoursville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

The Lobster Roll was the best I ever had - delicious and loaded with lobster with a very light dressing. The hard shelled lobsters were very good and the blueberry cake is delicious. This is a no frills place with food served on paper and plastic. The view of the harbor is magnificent and the atmosphere is laid back. It... More 

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Granite Falls, Minnesota
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

We had been anticipating our lobster meal, but came away very disappointed. When they brought the lobster, they set the trays on our table, gave two of us one bib, one set of plastic silverware, one napkin and walked away. They gave no advice or help as how to go about cracking the lobster. We struggled with our plastic silverware... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups
Meals
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
Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
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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