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Rye Harbor Lobster Pound

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1870 Ocean Blvd, Rye, NH 03870-2718
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Yummy! We discovered this "hidden jewel" in Rye Harbor yesterday. I was looking for boiled lobster "in the rough", and my husband, a lobster roll. This was the perfect little spot. The lobster was tender and flavorful. I also enjoyed a cup of lobster gazpacho, with big chunks of lobster. Prices were very reasonable, very casual/rustic setting in s tiny... More 

Thank thornegagnon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped at the Rye Harbor Lobster Pound and we had a couple bowls of the lobster bisque. It was so good and lots of lobster. One person also had the shrimp cocktail and raved about it. Definitly worth the trip. Actually the trip is fun to drive and enjoy the ocean and the grand homes. Then stopping for the... More 

Thank bgfuntime
Winchester, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am not a huge fan of lobster rolls, I think they are just overpriced sandwiches. Having said that I do Like this Lobster Pound's version. It is a tiny restaurant but worth the trip, if you are in the area. We live in rye during the summers so we frequent here probably more then any other restaurant here. Except,... More 

Thank Tim3771
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

You would never expect something so good out of a place so small. Best lobster roll I have ever had in NH. 2nd best to Red's in Wiscassett, ME. Perfectly toasted bun, plenty of lobster and a splendid butter sauce. Mouthwatering,

1 Thank Craig M
Rye, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

my title says it all. Fresh caught, fresh steamed, cracked and mixed. Toasted rolls on an electric skillet, in a lobster shack on the harbor. "nuf, said?"

3 Thank Linda L
Salem, New Hampshire
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

Great! It's just really good food and really good people. It's no frills, and it's not fancy, but it's authentic.

2 Thank joe m
Exeter, New Hampshire
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

This seafood shack in Rye Harbor has great lobster rolls and probably the best lobster bisque I've ever had.

3 Thank Zubr777
Rye, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

By cheap, I mean relatively cheap compared to other places. You can get a great lobster roll here, either hot with melted butter or cold with mayonnaise. It can't get much fresher -- the lobster's right off the boat! The roll is stuffed with lobster meat. Their chowder is very good, too. Friendly service.

3 Thank NHjo
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

We were surfing all day in the cold water and were craving lobster rolls (while on the coast) and warm chowder (again..while on the coast) but did'nt wanted to fight the crowd of the local eateries at dinner time when we drove by a harbour and decided to stop by! Oh my, was I glad we did! We discovered that... More 

1 Thank missliberty35
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

There are a lot of places offering lobster rolls but this place lets the ingredients speak for themselves but keeping the mayo to a minimum and the lobster fresh

1 Thank 2dtrav

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1870 Ocean Blvd, Rye, NH 03870-2718
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Rye
  • Phone Number: 6039647845

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