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Local cuisine, Quick Bites, American, Seafood
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Lunch, Dinner
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American, Seafood
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Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Waterfront, BYOB
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Reviewed October 25, 2020

Gorgeous spot to sit and enjoy yummy lobster! Lots of outdoor seating right on the pier. Great spot.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 3, 2020

Great lobster and seafood at a working seafood dock, Always crowded. Get there early. Quintessential Maine and great kayaking around five islands

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 27, 2020

Went today for first and last time. Ordered 4 soft shell lobsters they were ok but a little undercooked and salty. Then 2 pounds of steamers that were almost not eatable. Rubbery, sandy and cold and no broth, when I asked for broth they looked...at me like I had 2 heads. Corn on the cob, water soaked and mushy. Coleslaw was tasteless. Boiled potatoes were a joke one was the size of a quarter and they were very undercooked, looked like old potatoes. Fish chowder, very watery,had corn in it bite into a rotten potato and gaged plus the haddock must have taken a quick swim through it and only just slightly warm. Pricey too for a 12 oz. container. The place itself is a very typical Maine lobster shack. This place needs a really good sanitizing, the tables nasty and I mean nasty . No one cleaning them , but honestly they look uncleanable. Two of them stunk so bad people were moving. Look in the kitchen you’ll be shocked it’s gross after seeing it I wasn’t sure that I should eat the food cooked in there. The docks themselves are filthy and reek, also a bait fish and sank pot smell flowing through the air. Some of the staff is downright arrogant. All in all I would say this place is a tourist trap, don’t care about quality, quantity or cleanliness. No lobster bibs, cheesy napkins and no knives to cut anything. Why bother going there when there are so many lobster shacks that put this place to shame.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 5, 2020 via mobile

There are tons of great places to eat lobster in Maine. The reason Five Islands is one of my top picks is its picture perfect location. It’s located on a working dock on the relatively quiet Georgetown peninsula and the gorgeous views in all directions...can’t be beat. You can watch the boats coming and going while you enjoy your lobster dinner. We generally stay the night at Grey Havens Inn nearby just to manage a dinner here. The lobsters are always super fresh and the onion rings( ordered at a separate hut) are fantastic as well. BYOB and enjoy an amazing meal.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed September 5, 2020

We stop here by boat at least once a year, usually more. Very pretty Harbor and the Five Islands Yacht Club has several gust mooring available to use for day stops or overnights. There is a dinghy dock and sone space for 2-3 run abouts...depending on their length. Yesterday 9/4/20 was our first stop this year. The food is alway good and fresh, portions seem to vary. Wife had haddock fish and chips (also available with salmon) portion wad good if you are a moderate eater you could make a second meal out of It. My lobster roll which I don’t typically get had a moderate portion. I believe that cook their lobster in salt water so it’s mildly salty. It’s hard to get lobster that is not fresh so it’s somewhat pointless to say it’s very fresh which it was The problem with their lobster roll is the roll they use. It’s too small with a tiny slit so most of the lobster just sits on top of the roll. A standard hot dog roll would be better. TheIr cilantro mayo is a good add on. All in all it’s worth a stop either by car or boat. While the food is typical Maine road side stand food (Which is usually very good) the views from the harbor are great.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 4, 2020 via mobile

Stopped for lunch just before they opened, most people in line were wearing masks, walked around the building, one of the staff came out of the restaurant not wearing a mask. Looked inside and the woman prepping the food was not wearing a mask. I...didn't stick around for lunch.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 2, 2020

I've been spending a lot of time in Bath and Georgetown lately, and i went to Five Islands Lobster twice in the past month. The first time I had the twin lobster special, which was good and not a bad deal at $16.00, although it...included no sides. The second time was a real disappointment. Had the clam basket, which was $29 for a BASKET, not a meal, with just fries -- no cole slaw, no roll. (For you non-New Englanders, a full clam MEAL normally costs around $23). They wouldn't substitute their famous onion rings for the fries, even for a few dollars more, so I bought them separately. The 'meal' cost $40 with tax for a small serving of fried clams and some onion rings, and the clams weren't even fresh - they were tough and looked more like clam strips, they were so small. I made a nearby seagull very happy by feeding him several of them. Yankee Magazine claims that Five Islands' fried clams are the best in NE -- maybe they used to be. Stick with the lobster, and enjoy that view because you're paying for the benefit of looking at it.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed September 1, 2020

Busy during the summer but worth the wait for lobster, corn, potatoes...and choice of haddock, salmon, chicken for non-lobster lovers. Also serves ice cream. It's all take out with picnic tables outside...and staff members were wearing masks and enforcing social distancing on line and for...food pick up..More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 30, 2020 via mobile

Fresh lobster rolls which looked like they just got brought in from the lobster boats nearby, and beautiful views of the water - what more do you need to know?? Go!

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 22, 2020 via mobile

Gets 5 stars just on the location! Fried claims and lobster roll very good but bring lots of $. Small lobster roll, onion rings and fried claim $56 without beverage! However on a nice day worthwhile for a once a yr treat

Date of visit: August 2020
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Response from mainelocally | Reviewed this property |
I wrote them an email with my concerns and had no response from them. This led me to write a review here. Again, no response from the owners or management from this review. This is so disappointing because we have been... More
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Response from beatific2017 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, You can contact the town and they should be able to confirm the date. Lobstering is part of the economy as is the restaurant business. Look forward to joining you there.
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Response from Mike5981 | Reviewed this property |
They closed on Columbus Day. In fact, they are only open weekends from Labor Day to season end. I can't wait to go again. SOOOO GOOD!
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Yes, Five Islands Lobster Co offers takeout services.

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Five Islands Lobster Co is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5