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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
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have been at Shaws several times, every time enjoying the lobster, and several times also the onion blossom with the dijon/horseradish dipping. We always sit outside enjoying the view over beautiful New Habor and seeing the lobster boats sailing out and in, unloading at Shaw's.

Thank d_toft
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Food was a 4 but staff a 2 - clams, lobster roll and crab sandwich delicious but staff was curt, no eye contact. Fun being on the water watching lobster fisherman bring in there catch!

Thank Janet G
Sunset Beach, North Carolina
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We ate here twice during our visit and found it both delicious and fun. The menu concentrates on lobster but offers a nice variety of seafood. If the weather is fair, be sure to sit outside and enjoy the sights and sounds of a small harbor. We watched lobsters being sorted and unloaded from boats just below our table. Conversations... More 

Thank Gordon B
Nanaimo, Canada
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230 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had read in many places what a fine choice Shaw's was to eat sea food and were very much looking forward to the experience. When we arrived though we were put off by prices 60% higher than we'd seen even near Bar Harbor and after considering just an appetizer decided to go elsewhere. The place is like most lobster... More 

Thank Glidr
New York
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If local seafood means you smell the salt air and the pungent kelp-wrapped piers exposed at low tide; and you get to ponder the shiny deep black harbor water as it laps the hulls of working, not luxury, boats while a chorus of gulls clamoring for crumbs makes you feel as if there are no rules--welcome to Shaw's! The benches... More 

Thank 255roscoe
Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was very fresh and very locale. I had the fried clams, my wife had the lobster. All of which was caught and dropped off at the docks around the restaurant. That being said be ready for the smell of fish. This is not a Michelin star restaurant and there are boats that drop off live lobsters. I would... More 

Thank JFB4409
East Coast
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lines to place your order and you have to wait to pick your food up. No waiter service.The fare is good but not exceptional. Colorful environment and a place to visit when in the neighborhood but lower your expectations.

Thank fredschl
Hershey, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a nice lunch at Shaw's. I had the haddock Reuben. The fish was crispy. But it doesn't really taste like a Reuben. My husband had a crab cake sandwich. It was breezy and beautiful.

Thank Robin I
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Greatest seafood by far! Watch the lobster boats unload while you eat out on the deck or inside. Receive huge amounts of steamers or your choice of fried seafood. Love coming here and leave stuffed to the gills!

Thank Lisa H
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the time we left the car until we reached the inside of the upstairs restaurant there were a variety of odors that eventually turned us away, even as we approached the counter. We left and did not order.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Seafood
Breakfast, 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
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?