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The Lobster Dock

49 Atlantic Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-2131
+1 207-633-7120
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“crab cakes” (135 reviews)
“lobster” (471 reviews)
Steakhouse, American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
49 Atlantic Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-2131
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Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

We are local New Englanders and eat a lot of fish. This restaurant best, freshest fish we have ever had and is expertly cooked!! To top it off, this restaurant overlooks Boothbay Harbor!

1  Thank Miles L
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Went to Maine for vacation and hoped to get a great lobster roll. Not worth the money! Tourist trap!

1  Thank barbaralarsen
Reviewed 20 July 2016

The food here was so delicious that we ate here 4 days in a row! We tried a lot of their food, and everything was perfect: clam chowder, lobster stew (loaded with lobster), 2-pound steamed lobsters, Seafood Fra Diavolo, and the crab cakes which beat...More

4  Thank SC_Hawaii_Traveler66
Reviewed 19 July 2016

We stood in line for about 15 min but it was well worth the wait. Food was very good and the view of the harbor was excellent!

Thank Bruce C
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

The Lobster Dock had very good food. My shrimp scampi was delicious. I also tried the haddock which was also delicious. And the view of the water was beautiful

Thank matts_lebron
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

A great spot overlooking the harbor. Moderately priced, cold beer, and friendly service. We went on a Tuesday so it was not as busy as the weekend. We were able to choose a perfect table by the water. I would recommend this as a place...More

Thank Cathy L
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Lobster Dock is a typical lobster 'shack' dining, there are a few more down the street. but setting is not the main attraction here. lobsters are excellent - sweet and tender

Thank Ella_RM
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Came with high expectations after reading good reviews. Waited in line for an hour cos my friends really wanted to eat here. Ordered haddock and shrimp cocktail. Haddock had no flavor at all tasted like nothing. The fries were cold. The shrimp cocktail was the...More

2  Thank AmbarLorenaR
Reviewed 17 July 2016

After being away from New England for many years we wanted to return to visit Maine and partake of some lobster. After arriving in Boothbay Harbor the Lobster Dock was our first lobster meal since it was within easy walking distance of our hotel. The...More

Thank billshaw22
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Lobster roll was good, not the best, but good. Lobster stew was very good. They have live lobsters in a tank and you can watch them catch them and cook them.

Thank Sr.Fox
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chery c
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
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
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
6:00 am - 6:15 am
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
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.
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