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“Great lobster”

Gateway Lobster Pound
Ranked #24 of 63 Restaurants in Ellsworth
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Outdoor Seating
silver spring md
Level 6 Contributor
228 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Great lobster”
Reviewed October 12, 2010

Lobster was cooked perfectly. Fried clams were outstanding. Service was good. A little disappointed in the price because had been told that lobster in Maine was so cheap. We paid 18.00 for a 1 1/4 lb lobster dinner and $28.00 for a 2 lb lobster a la carte.. Understand that this was going rate for lobster. Would go back again.

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English first
Austin, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Gateway/Lunt's Lobster Pound - family run with terrific service”
Reviewed August 16, 2010

Maine is not known for great service. Maybe it is the bitterly cold winter. So when you find a place that has great staff it is worth telling others about.

When you cross the bridge back to the mainland (or is that "Maine Land"), there are about a half dozen Lobster by the Pound places scattered along the highway. We went to Gateway/Lunt's Lobster Pound and found a combination of great food and great service. The name reflects that this is the marriage of two family businesses with Lunt's being the to-go side and Gateway Lobster being the dining room side. We sat inside and enjoyed several items on the menu including the lobster dinner, lobster stew, fried clams, and steamed clams. The portions were large, the prices reasonable, and the food delicious.

This place is highly recommended.

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INDIANA
Level 6 Contributor
116 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“friendly family food”
Reviewed July 5, 2010

We stopped here and had a delicious experience. Service was prompt and friendly. This is a long time family owned business. The lobster and clam chowder were great. The onion rings and blueberry pie- the best! This is a good place to sit and be served a lobster.

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Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Just ate there tonight, my first lobster...”
Reviewed June 26, 2010

Just ate there tonight, my first lobster experence Good food and great service! Loved the fact that they were open late...it is a bit warm in the building though but overall I had a great time there.

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Maryland
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Ok, but a little pricey.”
Reviewed August 4, 2009

My husband and I stopped here for dinner and each had the fried shrimp. We wanted the lobster bisque, but after ordering and waiting 15 minutes, we were told they were out. The shrimp were very tiny.I wouldn't go here again since there are so many other places in the area that are amazing. But, it's not bad.

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