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“Not impressed”
Review of Lobster Shack

Lobster Shack
Ranked #1 of 97 Restaurants in Ogunquit
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Enjoy lobster, steamers, lobster rolls, chowder and a whole lot more in a friendly, casual atmosphere. Live lobsters caught by local lobstermen wait in tanks filled with ocean water coming straight from the cove. Choose your size and two sides. For all the taste without the work, have a lobster roll any way you like it...a quarter pound single, double-stuffed, triple, or an entire pound on a buttery toasted roll with or without mayo. The lobster wrap and lobster BLT are also recently added favorites. Homemade chowder made from an old family recipe is a great way to start your meal, there's no thickening flour just the perfect combination of clams, fish, potatoes, onions and spices in a milk and cream base.The "Shack" has been owned and operated by the Evans family since the 1980s and is proud to serve the hottest chowder and the coldest beer in town. Let Jason, his family and his crew provide you with a true Maine eating experience in the oldest restaurant in Perkins Cove...
Connecticut
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“Not impressed”
Reviewed August 7, 2013

We ordered the lobster rolls and when ordering felt rushed even though they weren't really busy. The guy with the British accent taking orders appeared impatient, and never asked us if we wanted the lobster with the mayo or hot buttered. We ended up with the lobster salad roll with mayo and were disappointed as we assumed we would get the hot buttered. It was a rather meager portion - no where near overstuffed. We ordered the chowder because some of the other reviews raved about it. It was disappointing - more of the clear broth (Rhode Island style) rather than classic New England chowder. The waitresses provided good service but overall, not worth the visit.

  • Visited July 2013
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Fonthill, Ontario, Canada
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6 reviews
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“Plan A Trip Around The Lobster Shack!”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

Please make as stop at the Lobster Shack and enjoy all there is to see in the Ogunquit area.
Savor all there is in the form of Lobster and other sea foods offered.
It's very reasonably priced , extremely fresh , so enjoyable , and the best of company.
Isn't that what planning a vacation around is all about?
This is what my husband and I did and we didn't regret a thing.
Please don't miss it as your in the area.
Add it to your bucket list of things to do.

  • Visited August 2013
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Neenah, Wisconsin
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“Fresh Lobster. Friendly Service. Great Place for Rookies!”
Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

We arrived for a late dinner and this place was still packed. Not very noisy though, as everybody was elbow-deep in their food.

This isn't a fancy sit down restaurant, rather an order-at-the-counter-and-hover-for-an-open-table place. When you order your lobster by the weight, they pull one out of the live well and ask if its OK. They put my youngest son's on the counter and it "scurried" along the top, startling by bringing a smile to his face.

The orders came quickly and they pre-cracked the claws and cut the tail section open for easy access. My sons never had whole lobster before, so the staff helped them along the process - from cracking the claws to removing the tail to sucking the meat out of the small legs.

If I ever return to this town in the future, I'll be sure to return.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank ATW-Andy
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Burlington, Vermont
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“It serves it's purpose - lobstah”
Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

If you are craving lobstah rolls, these are adequate. Tasty even. Corn on the cob was perfect. Slaw is one of the few I eat all gone. Burgers hit the spot for other party members.

  • Visited August 2013
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“Yummy Fish Tacos and Salad!”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

Fun little casual shack. Had yummy fish tacos and salad. My friends enjoyed the lobster rolls. Perfect treat after 3 hour on a boat!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Lirilo
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