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McLaughlin's Lobster Shack

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US Route 1, Lincolnville Beach, Lincolnville, ME
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I love Maine. I love everything about it. For me it's all about the food and the view. I don't care about the wine list or Michelin stars. I care about ocean air, waves on rocks, and seafood fresh from the ocean. McLaughlin's has THAT! So, if you are looking for nouvelle American cuisine and making reservations months in advance.... More 

Thank BahamaMBoston
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127 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sorry folks but driving from Ellsworth area to this and eating our meal here, this was not on my list of "To Return". Restaurant is certainly a tourist place. Maybe I should have known that trouble was bruin, when parents let their little darlings feed the birds and we had birds yakin and swoopin all over while trying to eat.... More 

Thank MaineFlatlander
Barnstead, NH
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stopped here on our way to Bar Harbor, ME. I had a lobster roll and he had clam chowder and a side of fried claims. Clam chowder was stocked full of whole clams. He seemed to enjoy it. We would definitely stop here again.

Thank Jennifer_NH96
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105 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to call ahead and order for take home...and staying to enjoy their views are always nice too. The food is very consistent and good. We are fried clam and fish fans so those are the items we order year after year and we are always pleased.

Thank val-mn
Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a basic seafood place with a range of fresh and good food, prepared quickly and nicely. Added bonus was the great full moon!

Thank 407bcook
Lakes Region, NH
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have never written a negative review since I tend to only accent the positive but this place was a huge disappointment. We chose it on our first night in the area for a quick bite after travelling. The only positive is the location, which is right on the beach with a view of the ferry and has outdoor seating... More 

Thank rosecrazygirl
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place to have a lobster and gaze over to Isleboro. Ceasar salad is huge, well made. Good local beers on tap. Prices all reasonable. It is not "fast food" but it comes pretty quickly. There are lots of fried items, but also broiled and boiled, and of course the salads aren't fried etc. Kids love the Lincolnville beach right... More 

Thank Paul L
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch, wonderful location with picnic tables by water. Ordered Fried oyster basket. Comes with slaw and French fries and corn bread. Well, if you like frozen over breaded oysters then you will like this! All it was was meal and the tiniest oysters ever. Fries were good, slaw just ok, corn bread tasty. I asked for a cup... More 

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Thomasville, Georgia
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94 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had lunch at this cute little spot right on the beach and off the highway. Opted to eat outside at a picnic table but you can also eat inside. Just order your meal at the counter, large menu and they call your number when ready. I had fried shrimp and fried haddock, both were excellent, not heavy batter. Husband had... More 

Savannah, Georgia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had two culled lobster at a great price. May go back tomorrow for the triple Good local beer as well. Did not try other items. But for a great lobster at a great price try this place Very friendly service as well

Thank Stuart T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: US Route 1, Lincolnville Beach, Lincolnville, ME
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Lincolnville
  • Phone Number: (207)789-5205

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