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The Lobster Dock

49 Atlantic Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-2131
+1 207-633-7120
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“crab cakes” (128 reviews)
“lobster” (421 reviews)
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Steakhouse, American, Seafood, Soups
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49 Atlantic Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-2131
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

They serve the lobster meat warn in a roll. This is not the norm I learned but I perfer it this way. Order at the window and go sit down and wait for your food. Enjoy a beer while you wait and look out onto...More

Thank rhc742
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Mediocre food and extremely overpriced. Many good food options in Boothbay Harbor, this is not one of them.

Thank trigger41
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This place charges like it is fine dining but that is not what you get. You stand in line to order a little window like at a fair. Then you get a number, find a picnic table to sit at and they deliver your food...More

Thank ShelleyD007
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Great location right on the bay. Fresh lobster cooked to order and delicious as is all the seafood we tried, Scallops, shrimps, clams and sitting outside on the dock watching the sun go down, what more can you want.

Thank Catherine S
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Had a nice lunch here on a weekday. Sitting on the deck with a view of the harbor was a treat. We both had clam rolls and they were fresh and tasty.

Thank knj441
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We had a girls week out and went to Lobster Dock for lunch. It was very casual. I had the chicken sandwich and we shared an onion blossom which was good.

Thank Irishimp17
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped for lunch on Columbus Day to find it they were closing for the season. Loved the atmosphere. Big porch for eating outside waterside. Indoor seating also available if weather is not good. You order at the window, go grab a table and they...More

Thank Brittanie M
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We asked where we could get good seafood after our arrival in Boothbay Harbor. When we ordered at the Lobster Dock, we knew we were hitting a home run. The food selection was outstanding, and the fresh lobster were on the deck, waiting for you...More

Thank thagan
Reviewed 10 October 2016

A small lobster pound style place in Bar Harbor. Nothing fancy, but clean and friendly with bright red freshly painted picnic tables. My food came quickly (a soft shell lobster dinner with very sweet corn on the cob and a biscuit) and a nice cold...More

Thank MermaidSue2013
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Best scallops I have ever eaten. We enjoyed our dinner so much we came back the next day. Captain on our boat trip also recommended this place. Beautiful weather so we ate outside.

Thank Diane G
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chery c
why cant i see a menu?
14 March 2017|
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Response from Catherine S | Reviewed this property |
It's written on a huge chalkboard as you enter the restaurant. Basically choose your live lobster and say how you want it cooked! They also have other typical seafood like clams scallops and shrimps, cooked how you like... More
Can you come by boat?
4 September 2016|
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Response from Mitch W | Property representative |
Yes we have a few slips available on a 1st come basis.
Madelyn A
Is it Dog Friendly (at outside tables of course)?
15 May 2016|
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Response from Christina H | Reviewed this property |
yes...there is a table with a dog's water bowl provided outside
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 28
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49 Atlantic Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-2131
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Boothbay Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-633-7120
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Locally caught lobster is our specialty. Several hundred pounds are stored in our sea water tank. You may select your own from the tank and watch as they are prepared for cooking in our large outdoor pots. We have all sizes of the tasty shellfish, from one to four pounds. To those new to lobster, we will gladly assist on how to best eat them and explain the differences between hard and soft shell. The Outdoor Patio at The Lobster Dock The flavor of Maine is further captured in our other offerings. Stews and chowders are prepared daily from only the freshest ingredients. The shrimp and scallops we use are caught in the waters of the Boothbay Region. Clams are also supplied by local diggers most every day. Our mussels are grown on a salt water farm in Tenants Harbor. Fish caught in the North Atlantic are supplied to us from Boothbay Fish Dealers. We accept only the freshest available. It is not unusual for us to refuse deliveries that do not meet our quality standards.