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Union River Lobster Pot


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner


American, Seafood
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
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Crab Cakes with Remoulade Sauce
Lump crab seasoned with Old Bay, broiled to a golden brown and served with house made Remoulade. Two cakes
Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail
Five large Gulf shrimp served with our own cocktail sauce. Five shrimp
Oysters Mignonette
Locally grown and hand harvested, served with a Mignonette sauce of vinegar, minced shallot, and freshly ground pepper. Eating raw or undercooked shellfish may be hazardous to your health
Cup 5.25
Bowl 9.25
New England Clam Chowder
Traditional New England Clam Chowder. Voted "Best Clam Chowder" fifteen times!
Cup 5.25
Bowl 9.25
Fish Chowder
Downeast style, made with haddock and cream
Cup 11
Bowl 23
Lobster Stew
A generous portion of fresh picked lobster meat simmered with butter, milk and cream. A local tradition
Skewered Shrimp and Bacon Wrapped Scallops with Spicy Mayo
Large Gulf shrimp alternated with bacon wrapped scallops on a skewer, served with spicy mayo and mango salsa
Thai Spicy Mussels
Locally harvested rope grown Blue Hill Bay Mussels coconut milk, Thai Curry, fresh Cilantro
Hot Artichoke and Crab Dip
Fresh Maine crabmeat accents this hearty dip, served hot with homemade tortilla chips
Smoked Salmon
Grindstone Neck of Maine smoked Atlantic salmon, sliced thin, served with red onions, capers, lemon and cucumber horseradish sauce
Caprese Salad
A perfect summer salad of locally grown tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and fresh basil, drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and balsamic glaze
Lobster Caesar Salad
Garden fresh romaine lettuce tossed with our own caesar dressing, topped with fresh picked lobster
House Salad
A mixture of locally grown greens and veggies, crisp and fresh. Served with your choice of dressing
Cajun Grilled Salmon Salad
Fresh Atlantic salmon seasoned with a cajun spice rub, charbroiled and served on fresh mixed greens. Dressed with a cilantro sour cream dressing, garnished with fruit salsa. Light and flavorful
With Grilled Chicken 16
Caesar Salad
Garden fresh romaine made to order with our own caesar dressing, croutons, and shaved parmesan cheese
Lobster Plate Salad
The meat of a whole lobster, freshly picked, tossed lightly with mayo and served on a bed of mixed greens
Substitute house salad or baked potato – add $2.95 each
Market Price
Maine Lobster Dinner
Our most popular dish is a hot boiled lobster, cooked outside in our salt-water cookers and served with hot drawn butter, French fries, cole slaw, and homemade bread. Sizes range from 1 1/8 lb up to 3 lbs. Ask your server for pricing on Lobster Dinners larger than 3 lbs
Market Price
The Downeast Shore Dinner
This traditional favorite begins with a choice of New England clam chowder or fish chowder followed by a hot boiled lobster surrounded by steamers and mussels, served with hot drawn butter, French fries, cole slaw and homemade bread. Ask your server for pricing on Shore Dinners larger than 3 lbs
The Union River Lobster Pot is Proud to present our "Fish House" menu. Choose a fresh fish selection from the blackboard and pair it with a preparation style from the list below. Fish selection and prices vary daily
Cedar Planked
Your selection is roasted and served on a cedar plank and glazed with a Blueberry and Bourbon glaze
Your selection is pan seared and finished in the oven with a sauce of tomato, fresh mushrooms, capers, red wine and herbs
Cilantro Cream
Your selection is seasoned with our own spice rub, charbroiled and served with cilantro cream and mango salsa. Goes well with swordfish and halibut
Baked with An Herb Crumb Crust
Your selection is lightly coated with a maple mustard glaze, sprinkled with fresh herbs and bread crumbs and baked. Served with our blueberry chutney
The Union River Lobster Pot is Proud to present our "Steak House" menu. Choose a charbroiled steak, chicken breast or tenderloin tips and pair it up with one of the toppings from the list below. Choice Rib Eye Steak, 12 oz. – $24, Sirloin, 10 oz. – $22, Tenderloin Tips – $17, Boneless Breast of Chicken, 10 oz. – $16
Cowboy Butter
Melted butter, shallots, lemon juice, garlic, dijon mustard make the best-tasting butter you've ever had
The famous steak sauce from Argentina is made of fresh parsley, oregano, garlic, olive oil and vinegar
Beer Braised Onions
Onions slow braised in Bar Harbor Real Ale, garlic and spices
Smoked Blue Cheese
Crumbled locally smoked blue cheese
Bacon Marmalade
Smoked bacon rendered with onions, garlic, maple syrup and whiskey
All entrees include a choice of potato or rice and a choice of vegetable, house salad or cole slaw
Baked Stuffed Haddock with Seafood Stuffing and Lobster Sauce
Fresh haddock stuffed with a crab, shrimp and haddock stuffing. Finished with a creamy lobster sauce
Lobster Mac and Cheese
Fresh picked lobster baked in a traditional macaroni and cheese
Thai Spicy Mussels
Locally harvested rope grown mussels steamed in a Thai Curry Sauce
Fish Tacos
Our version of this popular dish has two flour tortillas filled with cajun fried haddock, cilantro slaw, topped with pickled red onions and cilantro cream.
Port of Call Pasta
Smoked Mozzarella stuffed ravioli, mushrooms and artichokes in a light tomato and herb sauce finished with shaved parmesan cheese
Broiled Haddock
A large fillet of fresh haddock, dusted with bread crumbs, broiled and finished with lemon
Lobster Pie
Fresh picked lobster meat baked in a delicate cream sauce and topped with a buttered cracker crumb crust
Pile of Clams
Two pounds of locally dug soft-shelled clams, steamed in our lobster cooker, served with broth, butter and lemon
Lazy Lobster
Fresh picked lobster meat warmed in butter, finished with sherry and lemon
Surf and Turf
An 10 oz sirloin steak, charbroiled to your specifications and served with the tail of a hot boiled lobster
All entrees include a choice of potato or rice and a choice of vegetable, house salad or cole slaw
Fried Scallops
Lightly battered and deep-fried golden brown, served with tartar sauce
Fried Oysters
Freshly shucked, lightly battered and deep-fried golden brown. Served with tartar sauce
Seafood Platter
Clams, scallops, shrimp and haddock are lightly breaded and fried golden brown. Served with tartar and cocktail sauce
Fried Clams
Full-bellied clams, locally dug, lightly battered and deep-fried golden brown. Served with tartar sauce
Fried Shrimp
Succulent baby shrimp, lightly battered and deep-fried golden brown. Served with cocktail sauce
Fried Haddock
A large fillet of fresh haddock, lightly battered and deep-fried golden brown. Served with tartar sauce. A favorite among locals
King Sized Lobster Roll
The freshly picked meat of a whole lobster (5 oz.), lightly tossed with mayo and served on a toasted brioche bun with french fries and a pickle
Fried Fish Sandwich
A large fillet deep-fried golden brown, on a toasted roll with tartar sauce, served with french fries and a pickle
French Fries, Rice Pilaf, Cole Slaw
Baked Potato, Vegetable, Bread
Drawn Butter
Our desserts are made on premises and the list changes seasonally. Here are some of our offerings:
Blueberry Pie
Carrot Cake
Creme Brulee
Key Lime Pie
Open Faced Blueberry Pie
in season
Open Faced Strawberry Pie
in season
Raspberry Pie
Summer Berry Crisp
Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie Sundae
Flourless Chocolate Torte
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Reviewed today via mobile

Based on the TA reviews, we decided to have dinner here. This is a great little “local” place with character. The seafood was excellent and they handled my spouse’s gluten free needs with no problem. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank ZaphodTheTraveler
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Union River Lobster Pot is a little of the beaten path but very well worth it!!! All the food here is very good. However I usually stick with the lobster and steamers with Blueberrie pie for desert. The lobster is boiled to perfection and the...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and I dined at Union River Lobster Pot while staying at a near-by hotel. We had to wait for a table, but the backyard of the restaurant is beautifully landscaped overlooking the Union River which made for a pleasant wait. After being seated,...More

Date of visit: September 2019
1  Thank Bruce W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located along side the Union River in Ellsworth Maine. Nice view from inside the restaurant of the river. Very busy and efficient place to eat, large selection on menu. Able to seat large groups with short waiting times. Parking was plenty. We left our name...More

Date of visit: September 2019
1  Thank PopaRich
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Opted for already picked lobster and butter..it was delicious and sides were good as well. Pretty site overlooking a river. Recommended by family, glad I went.

Date of visit: August 2019
1  Thank 90bleeckers
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I don't eat seafood, but my visiting family does, and the Union River Lobster Pot did not disappoint. The steak tips were fabulous. Love the different sauce options. Thanks for having choices for the land lubbers.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank offislandmom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great menu with the usual lobster et al, but the fish four or five ways is a treat. Sitting on a bench by the Union River with a drink in hand while waiting to be called for your table is an experience in itself.

Date of visit: August 2019
1  Thank Shandong
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whenever I have relatives come to visit Ellsworth this is where I take them out to enjoy the local seafood. And they are always impressed. The service is excellent, and the food is outstanding.

Date of visit: September 2019
1  Thank bballcoach14
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So good we went back a second time, the food was excellent and the wait staff were great explaining the menu and suggesting options on the menu. We were a party of eight on vacation, 6 adults and two children. The waitress was great with...More

Date of visit: September 2019
1  Thank Bill1944
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a group of 10 and we were accommodated immediately. The service was great and the food excellent. We tried a little bit of everything. We can recomment the lobster, scallops, clams, haddock and pobably everything else. You won't be disappointed if you dine...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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October 11, 2018|
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Response from Jane K | Reviewed this property |
They will re-open come spring just as Bar Harbor will!!
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O don't believe so as it's not a real patio, more like a porch
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Response from Kleefrog57 | Reviewed this property |
They closed for the season Oct. 6. Check their website in the Spring for their opening date.
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