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Lobster Pound & Real Pit BBQ

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324 Bar Harbor Road, Trenton, ME 04605
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Huguenot, NY
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our first lobster dinner after arriving for our Bar Harbor vacation and we definitely made the right choice. Outdoor picnic table dining and when it started raining the waiter hurried to get us under the tented area. My husband and I each had the lobster/seafood dinner which started with a cup of clam chowder, then a whole good sized lobster... More 

Thank cecarlsen
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food. We had the lobster dinner $25 2 lobsters 2 sides. They also serve beer. Right off the road. Good parking!

Thank Donna S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the only restaurant we've actually dinned twice during our stay at Bar Harbor. First, its just across where we stay (Acadia. gateway Motel), Second, service was excellent (even allowing us to bring in left overs from our lunch) which i think was awesome. Although lobsters are a bit pricey, their fried mussels were the best! Not to mention... More 

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Mount Kisco, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

As this is our first trip to Maine, we are beyond excited to get a real lobster roll as we've never had one before. The atmosphere is very cool. BBQ pit outside, lobsterman decor all around. So we split a brisket and lobster roll to sample the goods. A little on the small side and a touch disappointing. Not sure... More 

Thank Ironfamily140_6
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The ribs are the BOMB. My wife and I split a 1/2 rack. The BBQ sauce is the best I have ever had. They the sauce too. Laid back service, Connor was our server. He suggested the smoked mussels, pretty dam good stuff. Will do it again. Great craft beer selection.

Thank jdl350
Columbus, Ohio
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ordered the chicken and watched the cook grab it out of the refrigerator with his bare hands then put it in the microwave. Others in my party ordered lobster, it was soft shell and charged hard shell prices. Not what we were expecting.

Thank 589jenniferb540
Ellsworth, Maine
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118 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I usually try and stop every year for lunch. I was in the mood for BBQ so we decided to stop. You can sit outside or inside. Tables are large picnic tables with plenty of room. This is a no frills restaurant that plays rock music. I ordered the smoked mussels which were great. I was surprised at the number.... More 

Thank Mike P
Rockville, MD
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here two years ago and had to stop again. The lobster roll is good and reasonably priced, but the star of show is the pulled pork BBQ. It is moist and sweet and delicious.

1 Thank sstupar
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The brisket, pulled pork and lobster mac & cheese were awesome!! Great smoke and spice in both meats. Service was very good and all employees were very accommodating...raspberry lemonade was also a hit with the family!!

1 Thank Brian C
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stopped twice, last year and again this year... We had decided when we were heading to Bar Harbor, we would stop here for lunch, wow, it did not disappoint. I had the brisket Sandwich and my husband had the brisket with sausage sandwich. Really great food, very reasonably priced, and the guys that work there, AWESOME!!! What nice... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Seafood, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 324 Bar Harbor Road, Trenton, ME 04605
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Trenton
  • Phone Number: 207-667-6320

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?