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Union River Lobster Pot

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8 South St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-2220
207-667-5077
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Stockton, New Jersey
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154 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went here for dinner on the recommendation of our motel owner. It was really crowded and there was no place to park so my husband went in and put our name in and asked where we could park. He was told that the parking lot next door was fine to park in for this evening. I was surprised that... More 

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Thank Sandra M
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My husband and I dined here to celebrate my uncle's 99th birthday. We had a fantastic dining experience. We all enjoyed lobster or some other fish or seafood dish. Everything was delicious. I chose the lazy lobster so as not to mess with the whole thing and was not disappointed. Our server Kaylie (?) was attentive, friendly and very knowledgeable.... More 

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Thank Elizabeth S
New York City, New York
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband was blown away by the Lobster slStew but my lobster roll and my daughter's clam chowder were just ok. Nice place on the river, liked the screened in porch.

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Thank dlknyc644
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This looked like the place to go for lobster so the kids and I headed there! We started with oysters on the half shell and crab cakes. Both were wonderful! The crab cakes were so good! Our dinners were larger than expected and delicious. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive as well! We will definitely go back!

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1 Thank Kim M
Matthews, North Carolina
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70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were lucky and arrived when Union River Lobster Pot was opening for dinner, so were seated immediately. Our server was excellent - friendly, attentive and helpful. The food was delicious and we enjoyed our table by the window overlooking the river. Dessert looked delicious, but we were stuffed.

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1 Thank Kim D
East Mordor, NJ
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My group, a party of five, came in about ten minutes before closing. We asked if they'd serve us. We were prepared to be turned away. Instead, they invited us in. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful. The restaurant was lively, with many groups and children. Because we didn't want to keep the staff late we ordered only entrees.... More 

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1 Thank kitchenwitch
Bakersfield, CA
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lazy lobster and scallops dinners were excellent.Topped off by raspberry pie--yummy. Get there early---they open at 4PM or expect to wait.

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1 Thank SusanBakersfield_CA
Delray Beach, Florida
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We happened upon the restaurant while staying in Ellsworth. When we realized that waiting for a table on Saturday night meant relaxing on Adirondack chairs near the river, we were thrilled. We loved our lobster dinner and returned the next night for a fish dinner. A lovely place to dine.

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1 Thank Irene S
Randolph, New Jersey
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On a recommendation from the manager of the hotel we tried this restaurant. The fish was fresh and well prepared. My husband has the swordfish and I had the crusted salmon which came with wild blueberry chutney. Delicious! The salad came with a cranberry Dijon dressing which was excellent (now I am hunting for the recipe!)

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1 Thank LMiller096
Red Hook, New York
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Maine a week and went to the Union River Lobster Pot three times. We were rarely disappointed. The food and service were excellent with generous portions. If you love lobster they serve it in a variety of ways. My favorite was a whole lobster in a salad but many in our party loved the lazy man's lobster... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 South St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-2220
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Ellsworth
  • Phone Number: 207-667-5077

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?