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Shaw's Fish & Lobster Wharf

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129 State Route 32, New Harbor, ME 04554-4714
+1 207-677-2200
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

Forget the frills. Shaw's offers fresh lobster, clams, and other options right on the water. Sit on the outside deck and relax to the calming views of quietly bobbing lobster boats. This is the real deal. My family has been going to Shaw's for decades. Don't forget to check out the live lobsters on the ground level and buy your... More 

Thank Catc1966
Dover, New Hampshire
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113 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

All your Down Maine Favorites are available here.From lobster to clams,chowders to stews this is one of our go to spots.Indoor and outdoor seating available.Seasonal

Thank T4349TOinfo
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

We wound up at Shaw's even though I thought I was driving somewhere else. It was after Columbus Day and the place was rather empty in the early afternoon but that was to our advantage as we sat outside, not only viewing the inlet it is on but watching lobster boats arrive to unload their catch. We bought an adult... More 

Thank Lumbar2
Mornington Peninsula, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Loved the location, sitting on a sunny deck on a gorgeous Maine inlet faced with a rustic seafood menu. The lobster, scallops and clams were disappointing when compared with the same fare in Australia, South Africa and New Zealand and the service was a bit indifferent. We also bought soft shell lobster to take back to our 100-year-old log cabin... More 

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Amarillo, Texas
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88 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We have visited this restaurant many times and generally find the food very good. The format is order and pick up for your own table. This year we had to eat inside because of the weather and we could not bring ourselves to go back. The rafters, ceiling fans, floors and tables were all extremely dirty, really gross. They looked... More 

Thank Carol A
new york, ny
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55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

It's obvious why this place is so famous, it's very yummy and fun to sit outside with everyone feasting on lobster and other good food.

Thank jyo_nyc
Newfields, New Hampshire
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

Beautiful View - Great Food - Service So So The food is actually good however the service is so so - a lot of people go here they push out the food and i feel they don't really care about the customer. I asked for extra forks and the girl was put out about it. My wife went back up... More 

Thank sherylgary78
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

The seafood very good the service was good and a nice place to eat you can eat inside or outside and they give plenty to eat

Thank chrisinmaine10
Clearwater, Florida
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

Shaw's steams their lobster and I prefer this as there is less water to deal with and the flavor preserved better than boiling. We both got lobsters and enjoyed them very much. The lobsters were tender and sweet. One other review mentioned an odor which I noticed during an earlier visit ant it was a turn off but it wasn't... More 

Thank Becky G
Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine
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: +1 207-677-2200

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?