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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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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“mussels” (107 reviews)
“corn on the cob” (33 reviews)
“lobster roll” (137 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
882 State Highway 3, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-7238
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C-Rays is what I consider a quintessential "beach" eatery. Picnic tables outside where you can enjoy the fresh air along with wonderful food. My husband is definitely a lobster person, but C-Ray has some of the best mussels & the lobster chowder was wonderful and...More

Thank tawheeler789
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This eatery has none of the trappings of a usual restaurant ie a flush toilet (the porta Pottie is under a tarp though for those hot days) hot water at the sink to wash hands, or even dishes. What it does have is amazing lobsters....More

Thank davidP3925US
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great spot to stop after a long hike in Acadia. We enjoyed the clam chowder. Lobster roll had nice flavor & sauce. Topped it off with a yummy moon pie. Only disappointment was how small the salad was for $4.

Thank H00sierFan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate once downtown Bar Harbor and thought it was really good and decided to try another lobster pound but it was closed so we stumbled upon C-Rays. It is absolutely delicious! We ended up eating there twice for lunch and stopping in a third...More

2  Thank wiskili
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This has to be our favorite lobster shack in Maine. On our first visit we ordered the lobster dinner for two which included two 1 1/4 pound lobsters, a pound of mussels, and two ears of corn cooked in sea water - all for $39....More

1  Thank coldmtn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Their clam chowder was truly amazing we had to go back for second. Unfortunately they sold out of pie before we arrived.

1  Thank Michael B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

C-Ray’s was recommended to us by our B&B manager. We’ve been vacationing in Maine for many years and they have the best lobster rolls by far. The lobsters are cooked fresh and served on delicious buns. They also have quite a large menu including clams...More

1  Thank KLCR810
Reviewed April 15, 2018

It's gonna be kind of pricy. My fiancé and I got two lobster rolls and two sodas. It came out to like $50. But omg its so worth it. We still talk about them to this day. It was the highlight out our entire Maine...More

Thank davalos19
c-raylobster, Owner at C-Ray Lobster, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2018

Thanks for the wonderful review! It’s so nice to hear that our lobster rolls make such an impressionable food experience that people still talk about our lobster rolls months after eating them. That’s not the first time nor will it be the last. We are...More

Reviewed March 14, 2018

If you're going to Maine, you probably want Lobster. This place delivers. The lobsters are big, fresh, and tasty, The sides are also excellent, as is the obligatory slice of blueberry pie for desert. There are probably lots of places on Mt. Desert Island where...More

1  Thank Leonidas B
c-raylobster, Owner at C-Ray Lobster, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2018

Thanks for the wonderful review! We have the freshest seafood you can get and all are sides and desserts are all made in house which is the major reason why we are so delishious. Next time you make the trip you will for sure have...More

Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

We visited on a cool rainy day and ate under the canopy- but the lobster rolls were worth the visit.More

Thank mcronin
c-raylobster, Owner at C-Ray Lobster, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2018

Thanks Mcronin for the great lobster roll review, it is by far one of our best sellers as they are very delicious, we pick all our own lobsters every morning for our lobster rolls that day. We put the canopy up 2 years ago so...More

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July 11, 2017|
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Response from MHer101 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Our meal was still swimming when we ordered.
Elizabeth H
May 23, 2017|
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Response from c-raylobster | Property representative |
Yes, we'll be open! See you then!
Pam H
October 7, 2016|
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Response from Windobiz | Reviewed this property |
whole lobsters and lobster rolls
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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
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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
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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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