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“Casual family eatery”

Shaw's Fish & Lobster Wharf
Ranked #2 of 11 Restaurants in New Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Ithaca, New York
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Casual family eatery”
Reviewed October 15, 2013

My family and I frequent Shaws every summer on our annual trip to New Harbor. The food is fresh and delicious, the atmosphere casual and scenic. From the lobster roll, crab roll, scallops and daily caught lobster everything is delicious. My favorite is when they have calamari...never that chewy stuff you get away from the coast. The scallops are melt in your mouth perfect. Eat outside on the deck overlooking the working harbor, or at the tables inside, the atmosphere is definitely Maine perfect. Just watch out for the seagulls, they have been known to snatch food right off the tables!

  • Visited July 2013
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La Quinta, California
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best Lobstah Ever!”
Reviewed October 15, 2013

We ate at several little lobster shacks during our recent vacation in Maine and found Shaw's to be the best. The lobster, the lobster roll and the ambiance were all great.

Steve and Chris
La Quinta, CA

  • Visited September 2013
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Corona
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Great place to buy and or eat fresh Maine lobster”
Reviewed October 9, 2013

While visiting New Harbor Maine we found this great place to buy fresh Maine lobster to either eat their, take home and cook or for an extra $1 a pound they will cook it for you in about 15 minutes. You can order it in the morning and pick up until 8 PM but all orders have to be in by 7:30 pm if you want it that same day. Also their sweet potato fries and grill Haddock are excellent. Great pricing, food in a friendly relaxed environment. You can eat inside or out and at least one night a week they have a live band down stairs in the bar. It over looks the bay/ocean. This place you want to go to if you like lobster and seafood at very reasonable prices. We paid about $50 for 8.5 lbs. of fresh Maine lobster cooked.

Visited October 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Not all it's cracked up to be”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

It may be bustling and next to the water but the food is served on paper plates with plastic cutlery and is all self service, so for the price not that good. Food just seemed to be shoved onto the plates with my fish hidden under a monster serving of chips.

  • Visited September 2013
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Pepperell, MA
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137 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Best lobster roll in Maine”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

I've eaten lobster rolls all over Maine and there are many good ones. However, Shaw's tops them all for a true Maine-style roll. So little mayo you're not sure it's there and big chunks of lobster meat flowing out of the roll. All this while sitting in the quaint harbor of New Harbor. Excellent!

Visited September 2013
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