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The Lobster Dock

49 Atlantic Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-2131
+1 207-633-7120
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“crab cakes” (128 reviews)
“lobster” (423 reviews)
“steamers” (50 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
Steakhouse, American, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
49 Atlantic Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-2131
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My family of three had lunch at the Lobster Dock this week. It was our last full day in Booth Bay and we were sorry we did not try this restaurant earlier because the food was so good. I had the fried scallop roll and...More

Thank emh107
Reviewed 2 days ago

This place is on the east side of the bay, with a great view of all of it. The food is pretty good, but not real cheap considering the layout. You order at a window, then seat yourself. They bring the food. They give you...More

Thank tank1050
Reviewed 3 days ago

Stopped here on the way to Bar Harbor. Was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. You order at a window in the front, get a number, sit the dining room overlooking the harbor and they bring you quality seafood. Not a bad way...More

Thank Fudbutter
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Stopped by here for a quick bite. Its a casual outdoor restaurant. Nice spot if youre looking to see some huge lobster. The staff let you choose your lobster and then cook it right outside. Its a plastic cup type of restaurant with more of...More

Thank Lynn E
Reviewed 4 days ago

We stopped in Boothbay Harbor after the T ball game and walked across the foot bridge to the Lobster Dock. Food was excellent

Thank StacyandRandy
Reviewed 6 days ago

And that's saying a lot, because I didn't have a bad one. I had a half dozen of the raw clams and my husband had a dozen raw oysters, and we both had the lobster dinner. Everything was excellent!! It is a lobster shack on...More

Thank 180Marie
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family went to the Lobster Dock for 2 dinners. It was an easy walk, even for our older family members, from the harbor. On the first night, we all had the lobster dinner and it was outstanding. The staff were very helpful in providing...More

Thank rjbaud
Reviewed 1 week ago

Place was nice and clean. The staff was extremely attentive. The view was gorgeous My husband thoroughly enjoyed his scallop roll. I was a little disappointed in my hot lobster roll. The roll was soggy from too much melted butter.

Thank NAW534
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We heard about this place cause they were on Throwdown with Bobby Flay for their crab cakes, which were excellent. You order at the counter, but unlike most similar places, servers bring the food to you when it's ready. It was very convenient for large...More

Thank Jnajarian
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food on the water. We ate there twice in two days (a quick lunch and a dinner), both times the food and service were great. That said, we didn't get a bad seafood meal in Boothbay during our entire stay. I'd go again.

Thank Ivan K
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chery c
why cant i see a menu?
March 13, 2017|
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Response from Catherine S | Reviewed this property |
It's written on a huge chalkboard as you enter the restaurant. Basically choose your live lobster and say how you want it cooked! They also have other typical seafood like clams scallops and shrimps, cooked how you like... More
Can you come by boat?
September 4, 2016|
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Response from Mitch W | Property representative |
Yes we have a few slips available on a 1st come basis.
Madelyn A
Is it Dog Friendly (at outside tables of course)?
May 14, 2016|
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Response from Christina H | Reviewed this property |
yes...there is a table with a dog's water bowl provided outside
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $28
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49 Atlantic Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-2131
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Boothbay Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-633-7120
  • E-mail
Locally caught lobster is our specialty. Several hundred pounds are stored in our sea water tank. You may select your own from the tank and watch as they are prepared for cooking in our large outdoor pots. We have all sizes of the tasty shellfish, from one to four pounds. To those new to lobster, we will gladly assist on how to best eat them and explain the differences between hard and soft shell. The Outdoor Patio at The Lobster Dock The flavor of Maine is further captured in our other offerings. Stews and chowders are prepared daily from only the freshest ingredients. The shrimp and scallops we use are caught in the waters of the Boothbay Region. Clams are also supplied by local diggers most every day. Our mussels are grown on a salt water farm in Tenants Harbor. Fish caught in the North Atlantic are supplied to us from Boothbay Fish Dealers. We accept only the freshest available. It is not unusual for us to refuse deliveries that do not meet our quality standards.
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