While in Ellsworth, the hotel concierge recommended the Union River Lobster Pot for good seafood. We were so impressed (with the blueberry pie), we returned two nights in a row. The seafood was very fresh and well cooked (we really enjoyed the clam platter). The lobster roll was a bit disappointing (bland taste) but the fried haddock sandwich was excellent. But the highlight had to be the open-faced blueberry pie with cinnamon cream topping. All I can say is wow. The freshness of the Maine blueberries, complemented by the topping made for a very special dessert that wasn't too sweet (especially the first night - the second night had too much topping which overwhelmed the wonderful blueberries a bit more). The lobster, which is steamed outside in large saltwater pots, can be viewed before entering the restaurant - and is a nice place to wait with kids when the weather is nice. The restaurant was busy both nights, so go early or late if you can to avoid a wait. Service was excellent the first night (thanks, T. Pain!)- the second night wasn't much better than satisfactory (we had a different server on our second visit). The cost is a little steep, but not outrageous. Definitely a nice find in Ellsworth, ME!
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