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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On my previous visit to MDI, I ate at another very famous lobster pound in this section of MDI and I thought I'd never eat lobster again in my entire life--the other very famous place only had cold lobster rolls and it was tasteless and...I chewed forever to try to swallow it. But I noticed on this visit that Beals' has warm lobster rolls, and fried shrimp baskets so I wasn't stuck with yukky lobster so we decided to try this place. We got there early before a huge crowd so only had to wait inline about 10 min. We have a handicapped tag but couldn't find any parking so had to park a ways off and walk in which wasn't ideal. I got the fried shrimp basket but my sister got the warm lobster roll. Which she couldn't finish as it was so large and let me tell you--I now realize why people love lobster!! It was so tender and delicious! My shrimp was yummy too--so fresh. I would definitely recommend the wonderful experience of eating here--we were here between 5-5:45 pm and it was nice watching the boats coming in for the evening.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The long line was initially intimidating when we came here for dinner on our first night in the Acadia area, but it moved along and we were able to order before long. We had a whole variety of orders, but the lobster roll and the...lobster bites were our favorites. In fact, as we ate our way across Mount Desert Island, we decided our best lobster roll was the first one we had at Beal's. A word about the cost of lobster: It is, after all, lobster. It's on the expensive side. The prices here are at market...nobody is gouging customers at Beal's. There's a full bar, and the blueberry margarita is delicious.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you visit Mount Desert Island in season and don't visit Beal's you are missing out on a high point of the island. This unique eatery is right on the water on it's own pier, is organized to process your order right in front of...your eyes for the live lobster you order, the mussels or clams you order by weight, then cook to order and deliver to your designated table on the pier. Wine and beer are available, and you can enjoy chatting to your neighbors while you wait or while you eat and enjoy - a unique experience!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tried a $33 dollar lobster sandwich. Little mayo. Did not drown it in butter. Guess i am missing something. Just not impressed for the $$$. Great location, service was good. REALLY busy. Give em a try, Support the Locals.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We met friends here for dinner. My husbsnd and I were here a few years ago; Beal's is our friends tradition and favorite in Southwest Harbor. The food was good, but my husband and I found another lobster pound that we prefer. My husband had...a whole lobster and slaw, I had a traditional lobster roll.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Open Sunday. Long (45+ min) line. Large seating area. Kindness and very generous tipping encouraged from guests because of covid. Pick out your lobster and it's cooked to order; large menu or combos. Full bar. Food delivered to your table, plastic trays, picks (oddly, no...cutlery or crackers provided). Buss your own table. Lobster was perfectly cooked and delicious. 2 of us with 1-1/2# lobster and 1 side ≈$100.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Atmosphere and good food. Stopped by for lunch at what seems to be a popular spot for the tourist crowd, like us! Wife got the small salad with lobster meat. Salad was very small but fair amount of lobster (maybe 1/4 lb) …. $40. I...didn’t assume market value was $100+ a pound but my bad for not asking! I had the seafood platter (shrimp, scallops and haddock) and it was really good. Scallops were like butter! Haddock was good as were shrimp, though small to medium sized. The corn meal, or whatever the batter was made with was super light and didn’t mask the seafood. Would recommend for the scallops and batter alone. With a piece of blueberry pie and a coke your looking at $100 for this lunch.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 14, 2021

We ate our way around Bar Harbor and I really felt Beals was the best lobster roll out there. I got the garlic lovers lobster roll with a blueberry margarita. Not gonna lie, could eat that every day! I couldn’t afford to though, lobster roll...$32.99!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 14, 2021

Not necessarily the greatest place in terms of atmosphere (difficult in this time of COVID), but yes, the best lobster I've ever had... and I've had many. Soft shell lobster - so tender and flavorful.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 12, 2021

We ate here twice during our time in Bar Harbor and while it is a bit of a drive, the trip is worth every minute. We had whole lobster which you can choose, tried the scallops (fried and grilled, grilled much better) and even the...burger and chicken fingers. The whole steam lobster is just excellent. Sweet without butter, soft and tender and each to unshell. With such a simple preparation, I was skeptical that it would taste like any other lobster. To my surprise, it was so much better. The lines are a little long but they move and the nice thing about this restaurant is that the non-seafood choices are good too so if you have some members of your party not into lobster, just order something else.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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August 7, 2020|
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Open past Labor Day
November 11, 2019|
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Response from Kathy A | Reviewed this property |
Yes that is the set up of the restaurant
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They don’t take reservations. Tables turn over pretty fast and there is a lot of seating. Don’t let the long line scare you, it’s worth the wait!!!
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Beal's Lobster Pier is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4