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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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Rochester, New York
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Evening visit, the band drew our attention. Small spot utilizing the space available. Tried the calamari and would get it again. Prices seem reasonable. Great atmosphere. Get there well before band, fills up fast.

Thank LegitMike
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Usually avoid this type of "tourist trap" but this is a must go waterfront eating and drinking with live music. A little confusing setup between getting a table and where you can order food

Thank Bob D
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Place is not fancy but great food. This is the one place to NOT miss on your visit to Portland. I had fried clams and my wife a lobster roll. Both outstanding. This place has food preparation and delivery down to a science.

Thank Charles C
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120 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Perhaps I am the wrong person to be writing this review. I don't like lobster. Others in my family do. I am told that the lobster rolls were fantastic. I had a perfectly adequate hamburger. I am told the lobster mac and cheese is very good. Had to wait quite a while for a place to sit. Very busy bar... More 

Thank hornbender
Jackson, Mississippi
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Worth it. Friendly service, great setting, FRESH FRESH FRESH lobster roll. Highly recommended. Touristy but good...

Thank Lynn R
Hartford, Connecticut
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60 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What could be better than siting in the dock area were you food may have come from! While waiting for a cruise, this place and the lobster roll were recommended, and it was a good tip. Enjoyed the food, the drink and the view. I wouldn't recommend the lobster dinner, as it is a bit to messy to deal with... More 

Thank sportsfan_10
West Chester, PA
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After being forced to stomach every tourist trap on a group trip earlier in the summer, my wife and I wanted to steer clear of really crowded spots when we went up to New England on a Phishing trip in early July. But after hearing all the superlatives attributed to this place, we felt obligated to try it. We brought... More 

Thank Toddworth
Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As many of the reviews state for this place it has an amazing lobster roll. Perfectly buttered and toasted bun and the lobster is as fresh as they come. You get to sit out on the deck if it's a nice day and have a couple of drinks while you wait for your food. Great daytime spot to grab a... More 

Thank RichieP902
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to eat. Super good food right on the docks. Friendly staff. Got a table right away. Food was ready quicker than I expected for the crowd on hand.

Thank Procall28
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed the atmosphere as well as the food. Good whole lobsters, good lobster Mac n cheese, good fish sandwich, good crab roll. Nice casual spot to enjoy seafood on a summer day.

Thank Abbs2250

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Soups, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine
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?