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Cook's Lobster & Ale House

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68 Garrison Cove Rd, Bailey Island, ME 04003-2503
+1 207-833-2818
11:30 - 20:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Topsham, Maine
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Around 1971, when I was around ten years old, we went with Big Nana Hessel, there was another family next to us. Our Lobster arrived at about the same time, Nana could tell they looked rather intimidated on just how to crack open these lovely crustations so she said " watch me and I will show you step by step".... More 

Thank moonweaver61
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely a beautiful restaurant and a great location. It's right on the water so the view is beautiful. But the food was just ok. I got some lobster pasta. While it had lots of lobster in it, the taste was a bit bland. We were a party of 5 adults and 4 kids and everyone thought their meal was just... More 

Thank Janice M
Brunswick, ME
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

We went back a second time to have the Calamari to see if it was as good as the first time...YES! it is divine. This past summer we tried to find the best Calamari in Maine.. well somebody had to do it. There is a lot of great Calamari in Maine, but Cooks is far and away the BEST! Of... More 

Thank Marty G
Fieldon, Illinois
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Our first trip to Maine from Illinois. Stopped at Cooks and had a very good lobster meal. Wife had scallops that were also great. Staff was very friendly and helpful with some travel questions too. Atmosphere was fantastic!

Thank rick r
Crowthorne, United Kingdom
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This is the sort of place I do not enjoy. Very busy, very noisy and very large. Food okay but woefully slow. Hard benches and chairs did not help the two hours it took us to eat. Perched on the end of Bailey Island the location is pretty good but as we were there in the evening unable to see... More 

Thank crowbird
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Good lobster roll and halibut - great homemade onion rings! Excellent view of Bailey Island - lobster buoys everywhere. Nice low key ambiance with friendly staff.

Thank Betsy P
Birmingham, Alabama
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Ate here with hubby and sat in the new bar area. Sat at the bar, which was hopping for a Friday night. I ordered the jalapeño margarita, which was way too spicy for my liking. Luckily the bartender did not mind swapping it out for a beer, Lunch (Maine brewing company) on tap, was a great substitute. We ordered hot... More 

Thank Brandis-Dandies
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

A couple of Maine brews, delicious boiled lobster, fries, and blueberry pie on the patio by the water. Food, service, ambience--all made for a wonderful, laid-back early dinner in mid-October. This was one of our favorite dinner experiences on our 9-day road trip along the beautiful Maine coast.

Thank conniez811
West Newbury, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

we went to Cooks Saturday night. With the old owners we saw it fade to below mediocre. Our second review under new ownership the first having been within a month of the new owners. It is hands down everything The owners answer to us promised it would become. The bar is cute, the place is clean , the food was... More 

Thank Peter C
Greenville, SC
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74 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

My very first dinner in Maine! I had the fried combination dinner that included clams, haddock, shrimp, and scallops. Everything was very good, and our server was very nice and helpful. I am withholding the 5th star only because there was nothing that set Cook's apart from other seafood restaurants.

Thank jainsc

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 68 Garrison Cove Rd, Bailey Island, ME 04003-2503
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Bailey Island
  • Phone Number: +1 207-833-2818

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?