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Portland Lobster Co

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180 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4615
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Rockledge, Florida
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wife and I visited on our day in port. We both had the lobster rolls, which were delicious. What a great little place. It was a little tough finding a place to sit and we were competing with a lot of other tourists. Eventually we found one in the time it took them to make our lunch. Would definitely go... More 

Thank WEGL81
Attleboro, Massachusetts
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118 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Was here with a business colleague Oct 19. He wanted lobster served "in a traditional way" - what could be better than at picnic tables by the waters edge? He enjoyed the Maine lobster dinner; it was a lobster roll for me. Very good. Live music (even on a Wednesday night) and the last shirtsleeve night of the season made... More 

Thank Roger B
Simi Valley, California
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The world has heard about the Maine Lobster. We wanted to be the first of our West Coast family to taste Atlantic lobster - while really in Maine. The plate was a feast of color and appeal while she deftly cracked her way into the delicious meat. The seating is all outdoors with minimal cover, so pick a clear day... More 

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Geneva, Illinois
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39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here for lunch once we arrived in Portland. We had clam chowder soup and the lobster dinner. We had never had lobster that was shelled before so that was a whole new experience that I think any sea food lover needs to go through. There is no indoor seating. It is all on the dock. It is open... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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74 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had lots of fun at this quaint restaurant in the port city of Portland Maine. I never had a doll moment at this place and the food is exceedingly good.

Thank Rob C
Woking, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Such a great atmosphere here and the lobster is amazing. Definitely would recommend this to anyone in the area for a short period of time, very reasonably priced as well.

Thank hollyperry52
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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383 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We drove into Portland from North Conway, NH to meet some friends from Boston. We met at the Portland Lobster Company to enjoy the visit with them -- and to enjoy some great fresh seafood. All objectives were accomplished.

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Boston, MA
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151 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You're right on the dock, facing the water if you want. The lobster rolls come with the cold meat from a one pound lobster only very lightly done with mayo. The fries are perfect, not greasy and the coleslaw tasty without being runny. That said, waiting 20 minutes at 11a for it wasn't great. Many tourists from buses getting ready... More 

Thank andrew02459
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75 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of the best lobster rolls I had. Great taste and meat chunky and tender. Not as much meat as I have had, but priced accordingly. Wife had the chicken tenders and loved them. If you get lobster you get $5.00 off of a tee shirt. A bit rustic casual. but that made it fun.

Thank frankrv
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Cool pier restaurant/bar along the wharf in old Portland. The lobster is great and the bar has a nice wine selection.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 180 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4615
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 207-775-2112

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?