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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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105 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our go-to seafood shack when we're with kids, who can amuse themselves at near-by Lincolnville Beach while we wait for the food or have a grown-up chat after the meal. There are tables inside and outside and in the sun or shade, as one prefers. We tend to favor coming here when the weather allows us to sit... More 

Basel, Switzerland
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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Plain and simple decor and tables but we had a window seat overlooking the bay, and great lobsters straight out the tank and cooked fresh. Coleslaw and fries were good too. There was a range of sodas, wines and beers available. Other menu options included clams, scallops and haddock. They also do takeaways. Staff were very friendly. Very happy with... More 

Thank Lord_Travel
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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66 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok.. So if fried clams are an annual event for you, or perhaps semi-annual and you happen to be lucky enough to live near or have access to the New England seacoast wouldn't you want the best clams ever? Well traveling to Camden/Rockport we stopped into McLaughlin's. Unimpressed. Overpriced; Portion size average. Tarter sauce mediocre. So what makes the perfect... More 

Thank WDLuisi
North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've been eating fresh lobster and seafood in Maine for 3 days. This was by far the worst meal. Mussels were tough, Lobster was okay, fish chowder was watery and the fried seafood platter was bland. In fairness, we are used to lightly breaded, seasoned flavors of coastal Carolinas and Florida where the fried seafood is wonderful. Still, this was... More 

Thank TexasEloise
East Hampton, Connecticut
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208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped by for a light lunch. We shared a clam dinner. The clams were perfectly cooked and very tasty. The tables behind the restaurant offered a great view and a nice breeze. Wine and beer are also available. Moose Tracks ice cream was a great dessert. We'll be back next year.

Thank BamTgg
Holderness, New Hampshire
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88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have eaten twice at McLaughlins Lobster restaurant in Lincolnville, Maine. We enjoy eating outside whenever we can, and this is the place to do it. The restaurant is right on the water. Casual dining, but great food. You place your order inside the building and then find a picnic table outside. People watching and bird watching is great! The... More 

Thank Busyinnkeepers
Hampton, New Hampshire
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have stopped here several times. Good new england seafood with a great view! Away from the crowds for a relaxing lunch,inside or out!

Thank Janet K
Hill City, South Dakota
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52 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On our way to Bay Harbor, we wanted to visit a lobster shack. This one is placed in a pretty location with great views of the harbor. We had our lobster rolls and they were good.

Thank Billygoat34
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been past here multiple times this year and finally stopped to check them out. Well, a great location, ocean side view and seating on the water, but just a typical tourist type experience. Marginal portions for the price and just counter ordering, no wait staff or table service so expect to police up your baskets. Reminds me of a MacDonald's... More 

Thank Bruce B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed lobster here on a recent trip to Maine. Right on the beach with tables inside and out overlooking the beach.

Thank francophileusa

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Scenic view
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?