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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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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lobster cooked in outside pots. I had the haddock and went back and had scallops the second night. Both were very good. My wife had lobster on the first night and scallops the second night. Service was good and very little wait this month.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great food with an outdoor screened in area besides inside. The lobster was fantastic. The person who was grilling the lobster was outside, knowledgeable and friendly. All different sizes were available. The only downgrade was because of the cole slaw. Very bland.

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Melrose, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had been hearing about this restaurant for two years on the radio. We finally had the chance to go recently. The food was excellent. It was clean, fresh, and the type of food I would cook at home. Many type of seafood to choose from and I noticed there was steak and other things to order. We both had... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Restaurant was recommend by the hotel staff. This was a great find. Located at the river's edge in the Ellsworth ME. Only open for dinner starting at 5:00PM. Food was delicious, service staff was very efficient and courteous. Lobster's were cooked outside in cooking pots. People waiting could sit outside on lawn chairs overlooking the river. Place is always crowed... More 

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Gaithersburg, MD
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We tried the lobster shore dinner which had a 1.25 lb lobster, a bunch of steamed mussels and steamer, fries, and a bowl of clam chowder for $29.50. Perhaps a bit pricey, but not bad for a lobster dinner. The chowder was outstanding, the fries very good, and the cole slaw above average. The lobster was pretty good - the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a great dinner here.....fantastic seafood! Got to watch the fellow in action, cooking the lobsters....lobsters everywhere--he knew what he was doing! Very friendly staff, on top of everything. The place was sooooo busy, but they got the food on the table quickly, and as soon as people left, new customers were seated. Great place...happened onto it from Trip Advisor!!

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Kentucky
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went out of our way to find this restaurant because it sounded like exactly what we wanted, and it was. We drove from Bangor after reading some reviews. It is a very nice inside sit down restaurant for Lobster. The food was great! The service was great also! If your in the area, take the extra time to check... More 

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Part of this is on us for ordering the seafood platter but we are not fans of whole lobsters or mussels so we both ordered the seafood platter thinking it would be a fine ending for our Maine trip, but was no better than what you get at a chain restaurant. One third of the plate was covered by tarter... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I visited the Union River Lobster Pot on a recent trip to Bar Harbor. We stayed in Ellsworth and were looking for a local place with awesome seafood. The lady at our hotel recommended this place and we were pleasantly surprised. We showed up around 7pm and were seated immediately. My husband had the Lobster Pie and... More 

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Largo, Florida
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The place to go in Ellsworth if you are looking for fresh lobster. We chose lazy lobster with the meat already out of the shell and found it tasty, properly cooked, and served warm. Nothing fancy but ample portions and good service.

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Scenic view
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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