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Travelin Lobster - MOVED

864 State Highway 3, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-7238
+1 207-460-8028
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
4 days ago
“Side of the Road, very busy.”
3 weeks ago
“Great lobsters”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
864 State Highway 3, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-7238
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Found this place through Trip Adviser and we decided to try it. No frills, just seafood on paper and fast. I had lobster,mussels,and corn bucket. Which came hot and good. Nice place if you don't want to wait at a conventional restaurant, and a lot...More

Thank Jan&Dean
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to this place based on recommendations here. We were not disappointed. My wife and I had mussels and lobster combo. It was hard shell lobster. The place is very organized. Everything is like clockwork. The lobsters were big and tasty. Mussels were good too....More

Thank chakp2017
Reviewed July 10, 2017

The first day we drove by the Travelin Lobster, it was before they opened for the day. However, based on the reviews, we were definitely gonna try again. Boy, we were not disappointed. In fact, we ended up stopping each of the next two days....More

Thank thevalentines
Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

We ate at the last location many times. We can't wait to try out the new one. Such a nice family owned and operated unique restaurant.

1  Thank Travel101102
David P, Owner at Travelin Lobster, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2016

Thank you for the great comments. We have not moved, just changed the name to Rose Eden Lobster. It is at the same place with the same family atmosphere and the lobsters are still provided from the same local fisherman.

Reviewed January 1, 2016

We found this restaurant through Trip Advisor. It isn't your typical restaurant and whilst there are picnic tables outside, it's more of a take out. We visited during our week long trip to Bar Harbor in June and bought one of the exceptionally good value...More

3  Thank Betti2016
Reviewed December 6, 2015

THE BEST food we had on our trip to Bar Harbor! It was recommended to us that we try some real Maine lobster from a lobster pound versus a restaurant - SO happy we followed that advice and found this little place just 15 mins...More

2  Thank Mike F
travelinlobster, Owner at Travelin Lobster, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2015

Thank you so much for yiur kind words. We loved that your experience was the best. Please visit us again! Hank

Reviewed November 11, 2015

Great place to go for fresh lobster. You place your order inside and they show you the live lobsters which will be cooked outside. You can eat outside at the picnic tables or take your lobsters back to your hotel or cottage. Everything is packed...More

2  Thank tenntrvl
David P, Owner at Travelin Lobster, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2015

Thank you for taking the time to do a review for us. It is gratifying to know that your experience was so positive.

Reviewed November 8, 2015

Read the reviews, knew what to expect and wasn’t disappointed, loved the whole experience, the food was amazing, so fresh; no better way to enjoy lobster, the sweet corn was even the best we’ve tasted. Really friendly people.

2  Thank marnie1310
David P, Owner at Travelin Lobster, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2015

Thank you for the input. Good to hear that we were what you expected us to be.

Reviewed November 3, 2015

We had a great meal here, but prepared for something unique! It's a few picnic tables, and he cooks everything outside. Very limited menu, but the food was delicious! We actually went next door to the winery and bought a bottle of wine and brought...More

1  Thank JACoppo
David P, Owner at Travelin Lobster, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2015

Unique we are. Many thanks for the review. Glad you also had the opportunity to take advantage of the great winery which is only a couple of hundred yards from the Travelin Lobster.

Reviewed November 1, 2015

Great lobster, mussels, corn. All cooked very nicely. At a very good price. Seating is outside at a few picnic tables. Parking is limited. Can wash up at the sink outside. Can buy wine at the shop next door. If you want great food in...More

Thank charles m
David P, Owner at Travelin Lobster, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2015

Thank you for doing a review. Your mention of the outdoor eating experince is right on target. Some people arrive with the impression they are going to see a sit down restautant which , as you point out, is not the case.

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$18 - $38
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 864 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: +1 207-460-8028
We will open for the season on 26 May. Rose Eden Lobster is the former Travelin' Lobster. We are continuing to serve fresh Maine lobster, at the same location, at an affordable price cooked the way it has always been cooked. We are still primarily a takeout restaurant but as always we have limited outdoor seating for those who choose to eat under the apple trees.
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