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“Go for the Food, Stay for the View!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Five Islands Lobster Co

Five Islands Lobster Co
Ranked #1 of 8 Restaurants in Georgetown
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $15
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Ontario, Canada
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60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Go for the Food, Stay for the View!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

We were winding up our week-long stay on Georgetown Island and thought we had better visit this well-reviewed lobster place, wondering really what the hype was all about, one lobster shack is the same as any other, right? Wrong!! What a lovely surprise then, to drive into the parking lot and have a 180 degree view of the five small islands, crystal blue water, moored lobster boats, the village in the distance, and a lobster fisherman unloading his catch to the folks cooking up the lobster nearby. It was very interesting to watch the process between fisherman, merchant, and market, and it felt great knowing that the lobster we had just ordered for lunch was about as fresh as anything you could get except for catching it yourself. We felt the lobster meal was the best of all the lobster meals we had enjoyed during our vacation, although I don't think there is a bad lobster meal to be found in coastal Maine! Because there is no indoor seating for eating, plan to go on a cooler day in summer, or a bright sunny day in the fall, and to spend at least an hour there enjoying the wonderful food and drinking in the beautiful and authentic surroundings. Nothing fake or put-on about this place, it is the real deal .... Beautiful natural surroundings, very friendly and warm people, and a lovely drive out through winding roads and forests as well. So wonderful to find a place like this, it is the quintessential Maine fishing village eatery.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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La Grange, Illinois
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Off Season”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

We visited just 2 days after the restaurant was closed for the season but the photo opportunities were still worth the drive. During season it must be a terrific place to grab a lobster roll and watch the lobster boats arrive and unload.

Visited October 2012
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San Francisco, California
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76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“This is what a lobster roll is all about”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2012

Great dive on a pier overlooking the lobster fleet. Fresh sweet lobster meat piled high on a toasted hot dog bun. Fantastic in its simplicity. Excellent, nothing else to say.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Curt W
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oregon
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68 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Wow!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2012

My wife and I just finished a 3 week vacation touring Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont and found that the experience we had at Five Island Lobster Company was one of the best ones during that time. We had lunch purchasing two fresh lobsters (1.5lbs) with corn-on-the-cob and thoroughly enjoyed this meal eating on the picnic table located on the pier. The scenery was fantastic as we enjoyed our lunch. Of course, we had to have an ice cream cone to make it complete. This is must visit if you are visiting or living in Southern Maine. I enjoyed talking to the young man who selected the lobster and allowed me to take pictures of him and his co-workers fix our lunch. The secret is put the lobster and corn in heavy boiling water for 17 minutes. Best lobster ever. Wow what a wonderful day in spectular place.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank redrob45
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Ajijic, Mexico
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93 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Lobster Picnic!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2012

All the reviews praising this place are right on. You can get hard or soft shell lobster to eat there or take away, tho I do believe that Oct 5-7 weekend will be the last this year. The best way to go is take your own drinks and salads or breads, plus a table cloth to spread out and enjoy the best lobster ever right off the docks.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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