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Beal's Lobster Pier
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery
Description: Eat, drink and be messy. A visit to Beal's Lobster Pier is always a highlight - a restaurant that's on the water, with an atmosphere that's down to earth. At our working lobster pier in Southwest Harbor, Maine, you and your family will have a blast watching the boasts coming in and the lobstermen unloading their fresh catch. Hear the creak of rope on the moorings. Catch the scent of saltwater on the breeze and enjoy the waterfront view while chowing down on the freshest lobster you can eat. (Don't worry, the napkins are on us!)
Reviewed December 26, 2013

Best Lobster experience of the year! This was our second visit and it was even better than 2012. The setting is what you imagine a lobster pound to be.

Thank Leem1954
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Reviewed November 26, 2013

Lobster Deficit Disorder.
The temporary cure is at Beal's. We were there (again) in September and I certainly had my fill of lobster. We always intended to cook them at our cottage but Beal's made it too easy just to order them cooked (you select your own fresh) and take them home. The final booster dose involves eating two lobsters at at least one meal before you leave Maine. Be SURE you have taken enough LDD medicine there!

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Thank SnowBird0211
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

Been there many times. The best part is outdoor seating on the real fisherman pier and eating the freshest seafood available. Nothing special about the meal, but the atmosphere elevates level of your experience. Have to notice: it is not cheap.

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Reviewed October 16, 2013

My partner and I have had a lot of lobster through the years, and although I’m not claiming we’re experts, I will say that we’ve been here to Beal’s a few times when we’ve visited the Mt. Desert Island area because it is, quite simply, the best lobster we have ever had -- in Maine or elsewhere. The galley is located right on a working lobster pier, and they get their lobsters and fish daily, so you know you are eating the freshest seafood available. If you ask when your lobster was caught, they will unfailingly tell you it was caught that same day, because in fact, it was!! Their lobsters are so fresh and sweet, you won’t even need the drawn butter! And their fish and chips, oh yeah, they are the best we’ve ever had too, no lie! The freshest haddock with just a light breaded topping. Amazing food with an incredible view of Southwest Harbor….and if you time your visit right, you might just be able to watch the lobster fishermen pulling in to the pier with their daily catches. It’s a MUST eat at restaurant if you love lobster and/or fish and chips!

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1  Thank naturegals
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

Nothing better than fresh food, especially when we are talking about seafood... I try the mussels and a 3 punds lobster! Both of then were really fresh (I picked my lobster from a tanq).

Going to a place like this and living the experience of having a meal like a local is something that everybody that visits this area should try!

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Thank Cport89
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