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American, Seafood
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Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Cannot find anything to complain about. Very friendly and fast service. The lobster rolls, potato salad and even the fries were delicious. When you get done eating just take a walk around the old Portland town.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were seated quickly. Food arrived even faster. You order and pay for your food from your phone. The staff was friendly and the restaurant is dog friendly. They have outdoor seating areas in the front and back. The back was cozy. Lobster rolls were...very good!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first ever try of a lobster roll. Absolutely delicious. We loved this place, great atmosphere, cool music, friendly staff.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lobster portions small. Preparation poor. Online ordering contributed to so so service. Wish we chose different restaurant.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in around 3:30pm on a Tuesday afternoon and were seated at a great outdoor patio spot in back. The ordering was explained - through QR code online or at the window and water was brought. We went with online ordering and having received some...recommendations knew what we wanted. We ordered the lobster grilled cheese with red pepper Mayo and the surf & turf with jalapeño Mayo and hot relish along with the basket of fries with extra curry ketchup. For drinks we each had a beer… my husband had a Coors while I had a specialty craft beer. The food came quite quickly and looked delicious. We split the two sandwiches because we couldn’t decide and shared the fries. It was perfect for the two of us and everything was as good as we had heard and expected. The lobster grilled cheese was loaded with gooey cheese and lobster chunks on perfectly buttery toasted bread. And the surf & turf was a juicy burger with lettuce, tomato, cheese and lobster along with the hot relish and jalapeño Mayo - definitely recommended! It was so good and had the best flavor! The fries were crispy thin cut skin in and with the curry ketchup were great. We loved all we ordered and were quite satisfied with its our meals. The service was great and we decided to go home with some of the merchandise as well. Great place and best seafood variety food we have had while in Maine.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I can say with my heart that I could eat their lobster rolls everyday for a year and I would not be tired of it. Best ever. Sauces are top tier. A 10/10. -Rhonda out

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

tried to eat there, but after waiting patiently and watchingt hem seat other groups while I waited, found out that they wanted to seat me at the counter instead of taking up a table. If you are a single find a real resturaunt that accually...appreciates youMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you're visiting Portland for the first time and looking for a delightful quick bite, Highrollers is the place to go! They serve lobster in some unique ways and the sauces are amazing! I tried the lobster roll with garlic mayo and lobster ghee and...it was delicious. Due to Covid, everything is as touchless as possible. You have to order and pay online so have a card handy when visiting!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Seems like this place is going down hill in both quality and service. Oysters were great, lobster cocktail was soggy and shrimp cocktail was unimpressive. Guy who dropped of our apps was super short with us and seemed annoyed we asked for extra sauce. Lobster...rolls were decent. Draft list is lit 🔥. If getting attitude from hipsters with side pony tails is your thing then have at it. For the money…you could eat at one of the more high end places in Portland where they value a customer.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 11, 2022

I got the lobster taco with the cheese shell and my husband got the red hot dog. It was a 45 minute wait to eat so we opted to sit on a park bench which made it only a 20 min for takeout. My husband...said his red dog was very good. Personally the color turned me off but I know that in Maine that is the type of hot dog they serve so no big deal. I had watched many videos of this place and could not wait to go. First the price for the taco was OUTRAGEOUS! It was 33.00. This is crazy when a double lobster dinner is 34.00. I do not think there was even 4 oz of lobster meat in the taco and sadly it was tasteless!! At first I thought the cheese was over powering but then I tried the meat itself and it was really tasteless. Not what one would expect from a place where a block away they are pulling lobsters off the boat. I was disappointed beyond belief. To be honest, I was going to skip it entirely but my husband insisted I get it. This is WAAAAY overpriced and not anywhere near what it should taste like. IF you go do not bother. By the way I got clarified butter on mine because I am a purist and did not want the flavor of a sauce to muddy the lobster taste....should have gotten the sauce because at least there would have been a taste.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 22, 2022 via mobile

This was our final meal on a 3 day trip to Maine. We had not had one good lobster dish until we ate here. Finally, a delicious lobster roll! We split three mini rolls and they were great! We also had a side of cole...slaw and potato salad. The price was affordable…that was a first, too!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 21, 2022 via mobile

The gluten free cheese shell is genius. Usually GF is a lame substitute for something, but this is a real treat! Bonus points for lobster-on-a-stick!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 17, 2022

A local friend of my mother's described Highroller as "the hipster place," which is fair considering its intentionally eclectic-vintage look and offbeat sauces for lobster rolls. But in my experience, it has earned its many 5-star reviews. As a solo traveler, I felt quite comfortable...having a very late dinner (bless you for serving lobster at such late hours) at the bar: the servers were friendly and attentive and told me their personal favorites when I struggled to decide between the sauces. The atmosphere was fun and relaxed, and the lobster roll was delicious, one of the best I've had. The lime and pineapple sauces are definitely worth trying. I would love to come back again!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed June 1, 2022

Came here on a friend’s recommendation… after trying top 5 lobster rolls in Portland, Highroller’s was hands down the best! Andrew greeted us and was the friendliest and most energetic guy ever - truly great customer service. Sat indoors and there are booths or hightops,...and it’s reminiscent of a charming old school ice cream parlor with red chairs. Two sizes of lobster rolls (2oz & 4oz) with a nice variety of sauces to choose from - we went with lobster ghee (aka lobster butter) and old bay seasoning on toasted buns and what a truly incredible mouthwatering combo! Lobster meat was super tender and juicy. We loved them so much we came back for more on our way out of town!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 1, 2022

This was our last night in Maine and we had already had our fair share of Lobster along the coast, but I have to say the Lobster Cheese Crisp Taco with Lobster Ghee and a bit of the Lime Mayo was a game changer! Absolutely...delicious! My husband had the Lobster roll and he enjoyed it as well. Allowing the guests to customize their orders with their on-line, in restaurant, ordering system is great as well, probably helps out with staffing shortages that have been happening in the restaurant industry and is completely contactless. Definitely worth the trip!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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The Highroller Lobster Co. is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4