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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Lobster was very fresh. The guy said, it was pluck from the water 1 hour before the boil! The clam chowder was awesome as well. Seating in the back but we took our order and walked to the water.... Enjoy your lunch with great...views!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 9, 2022 via mobile

Fast and delicious boiled lobster. BYOB with a small liquor store next door. Narrow alley way leads to some picnic tables behind the buildings.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed May 30, 2022

You can' t make a bad choice. Shrimp scampi was fantastic. Located at the beginning of Bear Skin Neck . Bear Skin Neck is known for art and gift shops.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed March 19, 2022

It's a hole in the wall. Rustic and almost dirty looking more like a bait shop so if you're a fancy pants go look elsewhere. The reason why I like it is because they have clean sea water under the shed circulating in the tanks...so the lobster meat doesn't leach out the fresh flavor that you lose when in any artificial brine tank. Also, the local lobsters feed on many of the mussel and oyster beds and fishing catch excess throw-overs. Even the York or Alginquit Maine lobsters don't taste as good. There's a full, saltiness sweetness to the meat that you just can't find anywhere else. I've eaten lobsters everywhere, including my own from South Shore (hard shell) waters but it's not comparable. And they know how to steam em too so the fat doesn't melt off the muscle into a watery claw puddle. Ray Moore is the best. Only mine were close in taste when i brought em straight home from a good haul and steamed em with some sea weed. Take from an old salter, I know.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed October 16, 2021

We had another fabulous lobster dinner from Roy Moore. The service is excellent and the staff is friendly and entertaining. We look forward to another great dinner next year.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 11, 2021

Yeah yeah they have lobster. They also have amazing crab cakes, baked scallops, drinks and oh the stuffed clams! If you enjoy seafood you will love Roy Moore's!

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 30, 2021 via mobile

FANTASTIC and REAL! This shop not only serves in a super casual outdoor setting but also prepares the lobster for all the Roy Moore restaurants in Rockport. TINY one person alley takes you to 6 picnic table dining right alongside harbor. We have changed our...initnerary to make a lunch stop on our way out. We had stuffed clams and fishcake. Both GREAT and generous w seafood also dew fresh shrimp. Going back for lobster.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 25, 2021 via mobile

Not fancy but decent quality food. The waitress was great and views are phenomenal. The menu has typical seafood options and even choices for a vegetarian.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 24, 2021

As others have described this 'hole-in-the'wall place, it's: walk-up to the counter (on Rockport's main 'downtown' street), order your lobsters, chowders, soft drink, pay there, and by the time you walk down their narrow side alley to picnic tables in back, your order is coming...out the back door for you on trays. Some reviewers have complained about this, but when many Rockport restaurants have limited hrs or limited available outdoor seating (due to shortages of help), this place was excellent! Plus, the front counter guys and the cooks who wander out back are great talkers & group picture takers. Our party of 6 enjoyed their availability, outdoor seating, and the speed of service. Lobsters (both rolls and steamed) were decent, and chowder was excellent.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 17, 2021 via mobile

Walk-up counter service for take out, or seating out back with a no-frills view of the back of a harbor. 6 picnic tables shaded by umbrellas probably offer a better view at high tide. Very friendly, efficient, and enthusiastic staff. Limited menu offers steamed lobster...and lobster rolls at market price, clam chowder, fish cakes, shrimp cocktail, and a few other items. Other establishments in the area advertise that they obtain their lobster from Roy Moore. The fish cakes were fried at their full service restaurant down the street and reheated to order. They were very flavorful and did not seem "reheated," served with a tartar sauce. The lobster roll was simply that: naked, fresh lobster meat on a plain sliced bun with a lettuce leaf, and served with potato chips. The lobster was delicious, and filled the bun to overflowing. However, there was no butter, no schmear of mayo, no embellishments of any kind. Had I known this I would have asked for some melted butter on the side. The clam chowder was piping hot, with a thick and creamy texture and tiny bits of clam and diced potato...but lacking any real flavor. I kept eating it and tried to discern...something...but all I tasted was a thickened broth soup. Lunch for 5 with tip $175. It was sort of disappointing.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 23, 2021 via mobile

This was one of the best restaurants on our trip. I had the lazy lobster, which was the most delicious lobster dish on the trip. The restaurant has wonderful ocean views and delicious seafood. Just a great experience.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 19, 2021

Unfortunately we arrived well before Tom's opening hour so we missed out on what I have been told is some of the best, the freshest and the most reasonably priced lobster in all of New England. We did get a great photo of his colorful...and rustic storefront but we were on a tight schedule and had to move on. Sorry TomMore

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 14, 2021

Roy Moore's had the best New England clam chowder I have ever had. From Bar Harbor to the Connecticut coast - I've not had any better.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 7, 2021

This place is way overrated as they cook their lobster far too long. Lobsters should be cooked to order. The wait is worth it. We've been here 3 times and came out disappointed each time. We will not go back to this tourist trap.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed August 1, 2021

We went there twice during our three days trip. Lobster, clam chowder, smoked mussel, clam cake, oyster…. Absolutely delicious!!!! my 6 year son loved the lobster and mussels!!! We would come back to Rockport just for Roy Moore !

Date of visit: August 2021
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Roy Moore Lobster Co is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4