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Union River Lobster Pot

8 South St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-2220
+1 207-667-5077
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lobster pot” (41 reviews)
“blueberry pie” (63 reviews)
“clam chowder” (50 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8 South St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-2220
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Reviewed August 7, 2016

This is a well run place. They text you when your table is ready and you can sit on the grass by the river having a drink while you wait. Service was great and overall this was the best meal we had while in the...More

1  Thank TX13SR13
Reviewed August 6, 2016

This was our first place with the lobster cooking pots outside of the restaurant. What a cool experience. Outdoor waiting with waitress taking drink orders while you wait. Loved the screened in area to eat. Did not have lobster but the people who did looked...More

Thank Cindy T
Reviewed August 5, 2016

part from outstanding lobster dinner, the menu has something for everyone. Well executed food for a reasonable price in a nice surrounding

1  Thank JazzLover99
Reviewed August 4, 2016

This was our family first dining experience of Maine lobsters. It's a huge place, even have outdoor seatings. Lobsters were cooked as you order. Good selection of beers to go with your seafood. They don't take reservations. So don't wait until you're hungry before heading...More

Thank familytravel04_2012
Reviewed August 3, 2016

Usually we have enjoyed the lobster pot restaurant in Ellsworth, but disappointed this visit. Maybe because of the busy tourist season? Service ok, broiled haddock small and tasteless (frozen?), and to top off the less than nice visit, was when the hostess came to our...More

2  Thank Maine04428
Reviewed August 3, 2016

This is a dinner only restaurant with great food. They specialize in seafood and of course lobster. Service is great and the view of the Union River is fantastic.

1  Thank Harold C
Reviewed July 31, 2016

We had lokster in this restaurant on the covered patio. The crab cakes and lobsterwere excellent. Cooked uotside in a original lobsterpot. It was a party. Thank you for a great night

1  Thank Pieter L
Reviewed July 27, 2016

Went on a Monday evening, got seated fairly quickly. It was a typical lobster pound. It was a little pricey for what you got, but the food was okay and the service was very good. Wouldn't rush back.

Thank Dennis F
Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant was recommended by the motel that we were staying at. I was so looking forward to having lobster and maybe some fried clams. When we got to the restaurant we found that their menu is very inflexible. You either ordered everything steamed or...More

Thank gstrick59
Reviewed July 23, 2016

for the first time in my life i decided to try a lobster so i followed the reviews and went streight to Union River Lobster Pot. i was not desapointed at all. the staff were very friendly, we waited for 20 minutes (on a friday...More

1  Thank Tiki Ve J
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October 13, 2017|
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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.
Judy C
August 29, 2017|
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Response from Kleefrog57 | Reviewed this property |
yes, and the wines are fairly priced.
August 24, 2016|
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Response from Merrill V | Reviewed this property |
I do not believe they have reservations. Although they do put tables together for large groups. Get there early for best seats.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Scenic view, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 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: +1 207-667-5077
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