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C-Ray Lobster

882 State Highway 3, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-7238
+1 207-288-4855
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“mussels” (125 reviews)
“corn on the cob” (39 reviews)
“lobster roll” (163 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
882 State Highway 3, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-7238
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

2nd best place in the Bar Harbor/Mount Desert Island area for a lobster roll. Try it "naked" with just butter.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Fantom_Gormay
Reviewed November 28, 2018

We were in Bar Harbor on a cruise ship. We rented a car and drove to Acadia NP. After that drive we visited C-Ray Lobster Pound for some fresh lobster. My wife didn't want to do the work required to eat a whole lobster so...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank JWGrayson
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Found this place when a few other options were closed for the day. Only outdoor seating but very clean. Lobster roll comes in either 5 oz with mayo dressing or 5.5oz with butter dressing. Had the traditional mayo dressing and it was great. Easy to...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Bruce M
Reviewed October 5, 2018

Cray's was recommend to us by our concierge at our inn in Bar Harbor....he was spot on!! The food...the red picnic benches...the open bonfire...all added to a great dinner experience! The lobster is caught fresh daily. You pick your lobster...they cook the lobster in some...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Barbara G
Reviewed October 5, 2018

Truly out of the way lobster pound. This was the best eating stop we had in all of Bar Harbor. So real, so genuine, cannot say enough about this little family business. Love them.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank BoscoW52
Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

We stopped based on the reviews and we were not disappointed. Heaping servings of lobster on a soft buttery roll. We only found one other we liked better at peeky toes

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank caseykalik
Reviewed September 23, 2018

Best value of all the lobster we ate in Bar Harbor. The lobster shell cracked easily. It was delicious. The mussels were just as good. Big mussels with no added seasoning or sauce, just plain fantastic mussels. No frills here. You are literally eating in...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Turner S
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

So glad we found this on trip advisor! These lobster roll spots are all over the place, and it would be super easy to pick the wrong one. C-Ray is awesome! Our crab rolls were perfection, stuffed with Maine crab, no shells, not too much...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank timesah-wastin
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

I tried C-Ray Lobster last night for dinner, primarily because of the TripAdvisor reviews. It’s nothing to look at, a small building and outside tables, but the lobster special (2 lobster, 2 ears of corn and mussels for $35) was very good. The cook was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank O5528OIroberte
Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

On our first day while on vacation in Bar Harbor my wife and I stopped at C-Ray’s for lunch. This was our visit here and won’t be the last. The reviews in trip advisor are spot on. We both had lobster rolls with potato chips...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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September 21, 2018|
Response from c-raylobster | Property representative |
We do not have inside seating how ever we do have an area under a roof with a patio heater plus we have two other patio heaters by the other tables and tables by the fire pit.
September 21, 2018|
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Response from Jane K | Reviewed this property |
No they did not.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
4:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 882 State Highway 3, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-7238
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-288-4855
  • E-mail
C-Ray Lobster is the local's trusted seafood shop and take-out eatery. C-ray is the source for lobster dinners, lobster rolls, steamer clams, mussels and the day's catch of island caught seafood either live or cooked onsite, or packed to travel. All of our lobsters are brought straight from the traps to our store, and C-ray's owner harvests the steamers, mussels and cherrystones himself, by hand, each morning. C-Ray's bakery section is famous for the areas most delicious pies and from-scratch baked goods. Check out our Wild Maine Blueberry or Strawberry Rhubarb Pie, Decadent breakfast pastries, and picnic fix in's to take away! We're local fisherman and chef owned and operated! C-Ray is a true hidden gem, located just 3 miles from the Trenton bridge and 7 miles from downtown Bar Harbor. C-ray is no fuss, no frills, just great food served with a heaping helping of Downeast Maine hospitality. We are open late may through october 11 am to dark and stating after september 5th we will be closed on sundays through October 15th and in June we will be closed on Mondays. July and August we are open 7 days a week!
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