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“Higher priced lobster pound” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bar Harbor Lobster Pound - CLOSED

Bar Harbor Lobster Pound
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $20
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Bar Harbor Lobster Pound. It is located on busy RT. 3 , 4 miles from downtown Bar Harbor. We serve fresh live lobster and crabs, clams, ect. Inside and outside dining on rustic picnic tables. Wine and beer served on premises. The restaurant sets on 8.7 acres of beautiful wooded property and is across from a large campground. Family owned for 20 years .
Somerset, New Jersey
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92 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Higher priced lobster pound”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

Could not just order a lobster - had to order an entire dinner - Lobster was good Lobster was more expensive here than other lobster pounds.

Visited September 2012
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South Burlington
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5 reviews
“"Best lobster pound in the Bar Harbor area"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2012

My wife and I make an annual trip to Bar Harbor every September and look forward to a few lobster dinners. We prefer the lobster pounds over the fancy restaurants because you can actually SEE what you are going to eat. This year we saw a new place, the Bar Harbor Lobster Pound and decided to give them a try. It was a great choice. The clam chowder is home made and is outstanding! The lobster can come with corn, fries and cole slaw, or you can just order it with corn and butter. That was our choice. We ate dinner there on three consecutive nights! They are a young group of folks owning/running the place and they actually APPRECIATE your business. Unlike the Trenton Bridge lobster pound, they don't nickel and dime you here. The same meal would have been 15-20% more at Trenton Bridge as they charge extra for corn, fries, slaw (and yes, even butter!), plus, they are NOT friendly nor do they really care if you come back. We really enjoyed our meals here, and will most definitely be back again next year, these guys really do a nice job!

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Thank VTLaxRef
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Crystal, Minnesota
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91 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Best meal we had in Bar Harbor”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2012

This shack served the best food in Bar Harbor. I'm comparing it to Stewman's, Fish House Grill, and The Chart Room, as we ate at all three within two days. The restaurant was a shack and the bathrooms were just above an outhouse, but the food rocked, the service was fast, and the restaurant was busy. There was outside seating, inside screened porch and an interior portion to sit down. We saw many locals come in to get food here, they know were to get the best and cheapest. We had fresh fried clams in a roll and a lobster roll, and they were fresher and meatier than Stewman's and Fish House Grill. There was one waitress and one cook, but they busted their butts to get orders and food out.

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1 Thank K H
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Ephraim, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“GREAT crabcakes!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2012

Great service and great dinner in Bar Harbor. My Innkeeper recommended this spot as a good place for someone traveling alone. I had the crabcake dinner and a local beer from Maine. The crabcakes were huge and serviced with a spicy tartar sauce that was awesome. All for a great price too. I would definitely recommend this spot for someone visiting the Bar Harbor area!!

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Kristin54211
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York, PA
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196 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Perfect Lobster Dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2012

So glad we went here for our real Maine lobster dinner. We ordered two, 1 and 1/2 pound steamed lobsters and clam chowder. We were prepared and took it back to our room. With champagne and our wonderful view of the ocean it didn't get any better than this. The staff at this restaurant were super and we went back the next night and ordered the lobster roll, crab roll and two soups. Absolutely delicious.

Visited September 2012
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