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“Great view, poor food and even worse service”
Review of The Lobster Dock

The Lobster Dock
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $28
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Description: Locally caught lobster is our specialty. Several hundred pounds are stored in our sea water tank. You may select your own from the tank and watch as they are prepared for cooking in our large outdoor pots. We have all sizes of the tasty shellfish, from one to four pounds. To those new to lobster, we will gladly assist on how to best eat them and explain the differences between hard and soft shell. The Outdoor Patio at The Lobster Dock The flavor of Maine is further captured in our other offerings. Stews and chowders are prepared daily from only the freshest ingredients. The shrimp and scallops we use are caught in the waters of the Boothbay Region. Clams are also supplied by local diggers most every day. Our mussels are grown on a salt water farm in Tenants Harbor. Fish caught in the North Atlantic are supplied to us from Boothbay Fish Dealers. We accept only the freshest available. It is not unusual for us to refuse deliveries that do not meet our quality standards.
england
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great view, poor food and even worse service”
Reviewed August 11, 2009

We ate at the Lobster Dock because of all the good reviews. Location is excellent and if you like casual seating it is fantastic. But the price you pay for what is basically basket meals is over the top. The entrees arrived after our main course, the food was not cooked how we wanted and we were shunned by the staff when asking for it to be cooked further.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Lobstah!!!”
Reviewed August 10, 2009

Great lobster - great prices - great chowder - great beer - great view. Everything you want in a lobster in the rough spot.

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Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Outstanding Seafood”
Reviewed August 10, 2009

I'm a native New Englander and have spent most of my life on the coast and I must say the Lobster Dock rates right up there as one of the best if not best "Lobster Shacks" on the whole East Coast. The service was top shelf, the people were friendly and the food was superb. My wife and I were there for a long weekend and found ourselves returning there two other times. When in Boothbay make sure you stop at this great establishment.
Oh! The lobster roll is better than Red's Eats.

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Scranton, PA
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“Excellent”
Reviewed July 31, 2009

As seen on Food TV. Both husband and wife still working. Food was simply prepared and amazingly fresh. Prices are reasonable for what you get. Full bar service available. Watch your lobster being cooked outside.

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CT
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“An absolute must-do while in the Boothbay Harbor area”
Reviewed July 27, 2009

A quick glance at the menu reveals many of the same items found at hundreds of places along Maine's coast. HOWEVER, once the food is brought to your table, it's clear that Mitch and his team take this traditional fare to a whole new level. The freshness of the food, unbelievable attention to detail, and friendly service made this a memorable experience.

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