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Portland Lobster Co

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180 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4615
+1 207-775-2112
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This spot is great for folks wanting to sit outside and eat something typically Maine lobster rolls, and similar fare. There are lots if late night summer crowds there for drinks and music. Being on the water and in the old Port one gets a slice of what one might expect here. Not the best food or value but a... More 

Thank Joyfullyinme
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came to Portland Maine on a Royal Caribbean cruise which meant that I had limited time. I went on a tour around the city and back and asked the driver where can I get the best lobster. He said here. Well he didn't lie it was the best lobster I ever had. While waiting they give you a plastic... More 

Thank zamir1211
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At least once a summer, I make it a point to go to the Portland Lobster Company for a lobster roll on the deck overlooking the bay. Every seat outside at this establishment is a seat with a view and the lobster rolls are amazing. Better yet, they are dog friendly which made for a perfect spot to meet my... More 

Thank Cristen S
Ladysmith, Virginia, United States
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

We ordered Lobster and crabs and they was very good. We set outside by the bay and it was awesome. what i like about it most is that they don't do fried food everything is cooked healthy but good. the service is very good and quick.

Thank Gee1227201230
Annapolis, Maryland, United States
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

Best lobster in all of Portland!!!!!!!!! Great view and the best seafood of anywhere. You can eat out on the deck!

Thank Tor C
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

My mom and I went on a lobster fishing cruise where we caught some lobsters and were able to bring them to the restaurant for them to cook them. We had a delicious meal of boiled lobster, corn, coleslaw and fries. It is not a fancy restaurant, but we didn't need fancy at the time. Regular customers order at the... More 

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Hermon, Maine
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016 via mobile

Not good at all. Pay for view. 100.00 later never go back. Over cooked clams. Lobster over cooked. Cold slaw nasty.

Thank Kimberly S
San Diego, California
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152 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

We had stopped here for a beer one evening a few weeks ago and returned here again on the final night of a long driving trip in the area. Smart of the management to turn the speakers out towards the street because as you are walking down the main drag you hear the great music and it draws you into... More 

Thank travelingCAgal
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

This was all about not leaving Maine before I ate my very first lobster! A local recommended this restaurant to us and we weren't disappointed! Mostly outdoor eating on the pier. Beautiful day, lots of people as soon as the doors opened. My whole lobster delivered my expectations! Great atmosphere, prices, and friendly people to explain the menu.

Thank Danielle C
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317 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

When we arrived in Portland, we wanted one last lobster roll experience before our New England trip came to an end. However, it was not what we were expecting and really should have had crab instead. The lobster roll was just a dry chunk of lobster inside bread. No flavour. No special sauce or anything. It was just dry and... More 

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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, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Bar scene, 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: +1 207-775-2112

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