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Luke's Lobster Portland Pier

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Voted Best of Portland 2022 for Best View and Best Waterfront dining.Enjoy our delicious seafood at the source, outside on the spacious deck, or inside with floor to ceiling views of historic Portland Pier. Watch lobstermen pull in to the dock to unload that day's haul at the buy station as you taste our famous lobster roll or crack into a whole steamed lobster, prepared with lobster caught right here at the pier. Looking for the perfect spot to grab a drink? Sunset on our dockside or upstairs deck is a sight you won't want to miss! Situated right beside our lobster buying station, Luke's at Portland Pier offers 360-degree views of the lobster industry with a menu of seafood favorites and a
PRICE RANGE
$25 - $45
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Seafood
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had business call in Portland, Me, finished the assignment and asked them where to get a great lobster roll, They recommended Luke's Lobster Portland Pier. Found parking on the main drag, paid for 2 hours parking. Walked to Luke's, was greeted at the door, got...a seat right overlooking the water and the ferries coming in. We tried their Maine Lobster Roll and their New Version, both were great. The waiter was very helpful and made suggestions. I enjoyed my conventional Maine Lobster Roll, while I ordered the small one, the Coney Roll was filled with Lobster claw meat, you could taste the hot clarified butter that was poured over the claw meat. I will stop there next time I am in Portland, and have the large lobster roll and an order of belly clams.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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LukesLobster, Marketing at Luke's Lobster Portland Pier, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good morning, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers, Meghan

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My nephew lives in Portland and gave me a list of restaurants he liked. I decided Luke’s lobster roll and amazing Blueberry lemonade made with wildflower honey and of course blueberries may win”mightnotberealmichelin” award. Winter. Snowy day. Great friendly staff and understood my eating needs....Funny my own family and friends don’t respect that. I had the 4 Oz lobster roll. On gluten free roll. Don’t laugh. It was such a great roll that I was sure it had to be “not “ gluten free. The bakery thry buy from makes them and I’m heading there next to buy one of their breads. So I was full. And mentioned next time I come back ( probably tomorrow) I’ll order the lobster bisque. I was given a little container to just taste it. Wow wow wow is all I can say. First thing I noticed was pure unmistakable freshest ever fabulous lobster. Maybe freshest bisque ever. Ok I’m sitting in a restaurant on the pier in Maine ,but still. Next thing I Did not taste and happily is :alcohol like sherry or other alcohol many restaurants add and claim they have great lobster bisque. Go to Portland. Rush from airport as I did to Luke’s On the pier restaurant. And if hungry order Noel of lobster bisque and rest looking for a local seal who habitats the water and swims by. Then undo your belt and have the lobster roll. Their famous one with freshest lobster. Wash it down anyway you want but try the Luke’s blue berry lemonade. It has restaurant lobster roll soup stands everywhere I guess but uses lobster and processing is in Maine. But can’t beat Luke’s on Portland pier for authentic experience. But if I ever see a Luke’s somewhere and crave lobster bisque I would grab a bowl.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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LukesLobster, Marketing at Luke's Lobster Portland Pier, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good morning! Can I just say your review has made my day! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such thoughtful feedback. Our lobster Bisque is one of my favorite items on our menu! We take great pride in the fresh...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took a day trip to Portland with the family on a beautiful day in January, ordered the vegie burger, the chowder, and fried whole belly clams... The vegie burger was good, the chowder not so great, the fried whole belly clams were awful, felt like...I was swindled, $35 for the WHOLE BELLY clams, not a single belly on the clam, just over-fried crumbs! I gather the only reason people are there is for the location on the water.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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LukesLobster, Marketing at Luke's Lobster Portland Pier, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. My sincere apologies that your experience was subpar. I'll be sure to share this with our team. We hope you give us another chance to show you the Luke's way! Cheers, Meghan

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The location is fantastic, on the end of a very long pier. Gives you a good look at the comings and going’s on the waterfront. The good is not particularly good. How can mussels taste like their drenched in dishwater? Maybe just have a drink...here.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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LukesLobster, Marketing at Luke's Lobster Portland Pier, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. I'll be sure to share this with our team. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Meghan

Reviewed November 21, 2022 via mobile

We came to Portland Maine to have lobster and we found it here. Amazing lobster great selection on the menu to do lobster and to have lobster rolls as well. We also tried the fried clams as well as the haddock bites, which were amazing....They have a nice drink menu selection as well. We ordered the full main lobster dinner and they do break it up for you if you ask which is nice and it was just perfect for all of us each one of us ordered a lobster and some of us ordered the lobster rolls as well which were very tasty. The views are amazing here as well. Not too hard to find, but parking can be a little tricky, but they do have metered parking and you definitely have to watch a time because they do watch.. as they were looking to ticket people running out of time at the meter. However, if you are looking for a lobster dinner, this is the place to be.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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LukesLobster, Marketing at Luke's Lobster Portland Pier, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2022

Thank you so much for taking the timing to leave us such a thoughtful review. We are looking forward to your next visit with us here on the pier! Cheers, Meghan

Reviewed November 12, 2022 via mobile

Luke’s Lobster did not disappoint and it’s situated right on the ocean near the ferry and in the middle of all of the libels tee and fishing boats. They were on a wait, so we sat at the end of the dock and watched the...seals play, seagulls fly in and the ducks bathing and summersaulting in the water. Our server, Nicholas from France, was delightful! He had some great recommendations. Must try the Haddock Bites (our kids even liked them and they’re picky and not into fish except salmon). My son and I shared a whole lobster and it was very affordable compared to anywhere else we ate. Drinks are great and it’s a must try when in the area!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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LukesLobster, Marketing at Luke's Lobster Portland Pier, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2022

Thank you so much for the thoughtful review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and we are looking forward to your next! Cheers, Meghan

Reviewed November 11, 2022 via mobile

We went on a drizzly day off the cruise ship. Staff was warm. Food was great. We had beer, lobster rolls, steamed clams (the kind w the feet) great lobster bisque. Had fun watching them fill the boxes that hold the lobsters & moving them...around. Great views. Cozy & clean.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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LukesLobster, Marketing at Luke's Lobster Portland Pier, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2022

Thank you for taking the time to leave us review, we look forward to your next visit! Cheers, Meghan

Reviewed November 4, 2022 via mobile

I love lobster. Have had many a roll over the years and none tops Luke’s. No Mayo, no filler just sweet succulent lobster. And a generous amount even in the 4 ounce size.

Date of visit: November 2022
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LukesLobster, Marketing at Luke's Lobster Portland Pier, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2022

Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We couldn't be happier that you enjoyed your visit and we are looking forward to your next! Cheers, Meghan

Reviewed November 1, 2022 via mobile

Oh wow, they nailed this one. On the water, end of the wharf, boating activity everywhere, super fresh lobster and fantastic service. Kayla was full off smiles, fresh, happy to serve and went WAY out of her way to please. They ask if you want...them to crack the fresh lobster before bringing it to the table, which is a great idea, at no additional cost. Their lobster loaf was the freshest we’ve found. It was almost hard to distinguish between the fresh cracked chunks and the chunks in the loaf. They have a fair variety of local Maine beers on draft and I highly recommend the blueberry lager if you feel adventurous. We sat out on the deck and watched a seal, seagulls and cormorants. Even with a salty mist and an intermittent drop of rain, we had a perfect day. You got to try this place.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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LukesLobster, Marketing at Luke's Lobster Portland Pier, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2022

Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! I'll be sure to share your feedback with Kayla, I have no doubt it will make her day. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and are looking forward to...More

Reviewed October 27, 2022

Great seafood - lobster and clams, both steamers and fried clams, delicious and good portions. Very good French fries too and coleslaw.

Date of visit: October 2022
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LukesLobster, Marketing at Luke's Lobster Portland Pier, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2022

Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and are looking forward to your next. Cheers, Meghan

Reviewed October 24, 2022 via mobile

If you’re looking for delicious local New England seafood on the water with that casual Portland Maine vibe this is the place you want.

Date of visit: October 2022
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LukesLobster, Marketing at Luke's Lobster Portland Pier, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2022

Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and are looking forward to your next. Cheers, Meghan

Reviewed October 23, 2022 via mobile

Fried scallops and fried clams were super greasy and tasteless. Service was good and the view was lovely. I would not come back

Date of visit: October 2022
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LukesLobster, Marketing at Luke's Lobster Portland Pier, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2022

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. I'll most certainly be sharing this with our team. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Meghan

Reviewed October 21, 2022

I was in town for business and decided to visit a familiar place. We have a few LLs in the DC area and I've never had a bad experience. I really thought my lobster experience would be elevated since I was right on the pier!...No such luck. I went on a Friday night to get take out and waited 15-minutes; they were quite busy. I ordered the trio of lobster, crab, and shrimp plus a 4-inch lobster on honey bread. The bread was stale and uneatable. The lobster was unseasoned and just blah. The crab and shrimp tasted like it was taken out of the freezer and thawed; very watery. I'm hoping this was just an off-night but it was an expensive but sad and disappointing experience for me. :(More

Date of visit: October 2022
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LukesLobster, Marketing at Luke's Lobster Portland Pier, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2022

Hello, We really appreciate you taking the time to leave us your feedback. I'll most certainly share your thoughts with our team. My sincere apologies that you had a disappointing experience. We hope to see you again soon to turn that around. Cheers, Meghan

Reviewed October 17, 2022

Great open and airy space with wonderful seafood. A fun lunch on the harbor. Nice menu with good soups.

Date of visit: October 2022
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LukesLobster, Marketing at Luke's Lobster Portland Pier, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2022

Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and are looking forward to your next. Cheers, Meghan

Reviewed October 17, 2022 via mobile

The food was amazing as well as the service! We were seated quickly and the food came out fast. Try to get there early because the place fills up quickly. We ordered the Lobster Roll, Clam Chowder and Lobster Bisque. Everything was 🤌🏼. Throw in...the amazing view of the harbor, and you won’t regret eating here one bit!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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LukesLobster, Marketing at Luke's Lobster Portland Pier, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2022

Good afternoon, We really appreciate your taking the time to leave us such thoughtful feedback. Hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Meghan

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I'm not sure about that but I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone. They are overpriced with reduced serving portions and that is if you can even get served. Go elsewhere.
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We went there when it had been open less than a month; I honestly didn’t know it was a chain... and it certainly didn’t taste like one. I was planning to return sometime
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Luke's Lobster Portland Pier is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
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  • Value: 4