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Shaw's Fish & Lobster Wharf

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129 State Route 32, New Harbor, ME 04554-4714
(207) 677-2200
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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436 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Shaw's provides the food, the view and the experience. An eclectic collection of fresh seafood, a raw bar, and meat dishes for the non-seafoodies in your group, completes the attraction. Steamed clams, appetizers or dinners, lobster rolls, whole lobsters are the preferred items to order. Tourist Note: the views of New Harbor alone are worth going to Shaw's. Highly recommend.... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well...how to best describe the experience that is Shaw's Fish & Lobster Wharf? Depending on when you go, I suspect you'll have different experiences. We went one evening, when there was live music below, and we ate upstairs, inside, because every available space outside was PACKED and LOUD. The food was hit or miss. My chicken tenders were overcooked in... More 

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The great northeast
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We eat here once or twice a year. This visit was a bit of a disappointment. Eight fried scallops for $22 and the scallops were "mushy"; the wife thought the scallops were under cooked but the breading did stick to the scallop, but there was no grain and the scallops had the consistency of a baked potato. The taste was... More 

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nashville
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was fine. Lobster roll was good. Lobster stew/chowder was fine. Milk- based. Beer options on draft were better than expected. In general this place met expectations for a lobster shack type of place but did not exceed.

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wiscasset
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The bathrooms are a mess with doors that don't shut long lines and smelly a couple of porta potties would help. Tables need wiping. The bartenders need an attitude adjustment

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Garden City, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Okay the lobster and clams are great but they have to be to stay in business here. Just like there are no bad pizza places in Brooklyn, no one can stay in business on the Maine coast without serving great lobsters. I did see someone eating a green salad. It was sad to see. The real draw is the outside... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A true Maine seaside experience. Lobsters like you have never had them before. Very casual, outdoor and inside tables Extensive menu to choose from but sitting in the cove surrounded by lobster boats. Go for the lobster - and one is not enough! Have been going there every time I visit Maine for many years with family and friends. Also... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a nice location, but $21.95 for a fried clam dinner is just over the top. This is a typical walk up and order seafood restaurant in Maine. Southern and Mid-Coast Maine has gotten to the point where they're pricing me out of dinner for a family of 4. I will stick to cheaper roadside eateries for my fried seafood... More 

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Conroe, TX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am not really a fan of seafood, so I ordered the cheeseburger. The situation is totally different this far north, when you order a burger. It came with cheese (no lettuce or onion) I did ask for onion, and they supplied that with a smile. The burger itself was good, and the onion rings were like homemade ! Others... More 

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Greenville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nestled beside the fishing wharf, overlooking a cove where Maine fisherman dock, featuring a ferry ride is a local restaurant that will not disappoint. Everything is fresh and made to order. If the locals love it then you know it is the real deal!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 State Route 32, New Harbor, ME 04554-4714
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  New Harbor
  • Phone Number: (207) 677-2200

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?