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“Don't skip dessert”
Review of Lobster Barn - CLOSED

Lobster Barn
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Putnam, Connecticut
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81 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Don't skip dessert”
Reviewed August 13, 2013

Had the twin lobster twice in a 2 week span . Their brown bread is excellent and desserts outstanding. Service and atmosphere good too. Great place for families.

Visited August 2013
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1 Thank CJ F
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English first
Fitchburg, Massachusetts, United States
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Not at all impressed”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

To start on a positive note, the best part of the whole experience was the waitress Noelle.

We went as a party of 9 and were seating rather quickly. Just about all of our food portions were very small, except the Lobster Pie, that was surprisingly full of lobster.

Stuffed mushroom caps was an appetizer special, they were flavorless and the stuffing was bone dry.

The rustic atmosphere was nice, however, the floors were so warped that it make walking a chore. The men's room should also be more than just a single for a place of this size.

This was just my first time here, however, others in our party had been here before and they too agreed the food quality and portions were not what they had been in the past.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Keith D
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Moody
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Behind the Barn - Lobster in the rough”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

We went with a large family as there are outside swings and an area to play. There are also adult horeshoes and bocci courts. Food was OK. Good for a all "atke out and eat on site" place. Service at the bar was worse than poor. For some reason the two women bartenders ignored people waiting to place orders. They were also very slow and had to hand write every drink order on a piece of paper next to the cash register as a sort of log. Weird.

Overall its OK for families until after 8pm. Then it becomes a beer fest.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Tom O
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Putnam, Connecticut
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216 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

Went to the barn for the first time after coming to Maine for lots of summers. Loved the twin lobster dinner and apple crisp for dessert. Good prices and dessert is a must. We will go back

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank cfalz
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81 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great family restaurant”
Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

Went there the other night with family. Good food and prices. My teenage girls do not eat a lot so the waitress recommended they order off the children's menu which was great. Big portions so there was plenty of food to go around. Ordered the clam chowder. It is not a thick one like you sometimes find. Was looking for lobster bisque, but was not on the menu. Nice place.would go back anytime.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Donna K
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