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All reviews clams fresh lobster corn on the cob steamers blueberry pie stone crab corns tacos hard shell picnic tables vending machine citronella candles cooked to perfection ear of corn up charge enjoyed our dinner outdoor seating
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We scheduled our visit because we were on a short schedule-everthing was ready when we arrived & was not disappointed-EXCELENT to the last bite-will go back the first chance we get-Mike Watts& Friends!

Date of visit: October 2019
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34DavidP34, Owner at Rose Eden Lobster, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for the kind words. Please do come back again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just lobster, corn and mussels. Drinks from a vending machine. Plan ahead and get wine or beer from next store or BYOB. Lobster was best we had on the trip.

Date of visit: September 2020
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34DavidP34, Owner at Rose Eden Lobster, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for the review. Sometimes doing only one thing and doing it very well is the best way to go. That's the way it is for our little lobster shack which only does traditional lobster dinners .

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Imagine you and your family are in your backyard with large metal pots of slightly salty boiling water exuding the steaming smell of lobsters, mussels, clams, and corn. That's Rose Eden. No frills. Just you, the 4-person all female staff, a few picnic tables, and...paper towels. The butter is kept melting in a coffee pot! Didn't know you could BYOB so make sure to BYOB or wine. There is a soda machine. I cannot overemphasize how perfect the food was! The husband goes out in the morning, catches what he catches, and then you eat it from 3p-7p. We got there at 6p and got the last two 1 1/2 lb. lobsters, there were some 2 and 2 1/4 pounders left, if you want a choice get there earlier. Not sure what was in that water but the meat was tender, juicy, melt in your mouth goodness with an ever so soft salty aftertaste, and the mussels, omg the mussels, melted in my mouth. No sand, no salty bitterness, not chewy or tough, just incredible. A must when visiting Acadia and Bar Harbor! Oh and 2 lobsters above, 1 lb. mussels, and 2 ears of corn only $49. Sweet!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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34DavidP34, Owner at Rose Eden Lobster, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for the great review. Good to hear that your experience was so positive. Hope you can visit again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With so many glowing reviews we were disappointed with our lobster dinner. The lobster meat in the tail was very small. One lobster was an appetizer and not a meal, you definitely need 2 lobsters to make a meal of this (they told us to...order 1). We got there just over 30 minutes before closing and they were overwhelmed and out of corn. Took about 45 minutes to get dinner, it was good but not excellent.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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34DavidP34, Owner at Rose Eden Lobster, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Sorry your experience was not to your satisfaction. Come back again and give us a chance to work with you to make your experience the best possible.

Reviewed August 12, 2020

We have eaten here several times in the past and again this week while visiting the area. Their prices were more reasonable than the other, close by lobster place. (won't name it) The lobster dinner for 2 was very good. Steamers instead of mussels are...extra $. Staff very friendly. With COVID-19, people had masks on and easy to stay 5 feet apart.Will go again when we vacation in the area again.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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34DavidP34, Owner at Rose Eden Lobster, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2020

Great to hear that you had such a positive experience. Thanks for sharing.

Reviewed August 11, 2020

Food was delicious and very reasonably priced compared to other places to get lobster. The two women running it couldn't have been nicer. It was my first time eating a whole lobster and they helped me pick one out and explained how to open it...properly. It's also BYOB which is definitely a plus! Just be aware that they don't serve lobster rolls, it's just the whole lobsters (which you can get with corn and mussels).More

Date of visit: August 2020
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34DavidP34, Owner at Rose Eden Lobster, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2020

Many thanks for the great review. Good to hear that your lobster eating "lesson" was a success.

Reviewed August 9, 2020 via mobile

We actually ate at C-Ray the first night and then we ate at Rose Eden the second night. Rose Eden was better food and all so much cheaper at $7.50 a pound vs $12.99 a pound at Sea Ray. The Ambiance at Rose Eden is...also much better where C-Ray has a dusty filthy parking lot. Also did not like the fact that C-Ray cashier constantly asking everyone for tips. Thought that was very distasteful...definitely go to Rose Eden you will have a better experience, better food and better value. We are out-of-towners from Maryland and have no prior experience with either one of these restaurants, ever.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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34DavidP34, Owner at Rose Eden Lobster, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to do a very nice review for us. It is always good to hear that our simple lobster shack is appreciated.

Reviewed August 5, 2020

What a fantastic place this is! If you want an authentic lobster pound experience, this place is it! It's not fancy or pretentious, no white table cloths or silver forks and knives. You sit in their backyard at one of their wooden tables and benches...- they have umbrellas for rain or shine. The local family that runs Rose Eden couldn't be nicer or more accommodating to our requests. We came here a few times during our stay at Bar Harbor. We ordered the lobster special, which comes with 2 lobsters soft or hard shell, half a pound of mussels and 2 fresh corns on a cob. We tried the hard shell and it came up to $40 for 2, which is a steal for fresh Maine lobster dinner for 2 people. The mussels were succulent and the corn couldn't have been sweeter or fresher. We also ordered soft shell lobsters on our next visit as a dinner option and 2 pounds of mussels and corns during our last visit here. The ambiance is very laid back and relaxing. The food is fantastic and the people lovely. I would recommend as a must for anyone wanting to taste fresh, local seafood that won't break your bank.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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34DavidP34, Owner at Rose Eden Lobster, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2020

Appears you have verified that you don't have to have all the fancy stuff to serve great seafood. Small and personal is most always a plus. Many thanks for the great review. Please come again.

Reviewed July 28, 2020

No frills family eatery with friendly service. Absolutely flawlessly prepared lobster meals meant to be eaten on picnic tables scattered on the grounds - only outdoor dining is available. Soda is available from a vending machine and if you are lucky there will be pie...available. Arrive early because they close well before dusk.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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34DavidP34, Owner at Rose Eden Lobster, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2020

Thank you for the great review. There is also an option for BYOB from the winery or cafe which are next door to the Lobster shack. Hours for the Lobster shack are 4 - 7 pm. Please come by to visit us again when you...More

Reviewed July 15, 2020 via mobile

After a stop in Acadia, wanted to get the lobster experience. Friendly, family-run, clean, and SO GOOD. Left full and smiling. Recommend.

Date of visit: July 2020
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34DavidP34, Owner at Rose Eden Lobster, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2020

Many thanks for taking the time to do a review. Hope to see you again.

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Sorry we are not within walking distance. We are not open earlier when cruise ships are visiting.
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Our last day will be 15 October.
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