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Union River Lobster Pot

8 South St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-2220
+1 207-667-5077
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lobster pot” (37 reviews)
“blueberry pie” (56 reviews)
“clam chowder” (46 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8 South St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-2220
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Saw the sign for the Union River Lobster Pot on Route 1 in Ellesworth and decided to take a chance. What a great place! The staff was friendly and funny with great recommendations. The clam chowder really is delicious and award winning. The lobster and...More

1  Thank Kristina R
Reviewed 2 days ago

Coming back to Northeast Harbor from a long day trip to Campabello, we searched for a restaurant that was still open at 8:15 pm. We struck gold with Union River Lobster Pot which is open until 9 most nights. We were seated promptly and had...More

Thank nancyolah
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were in town for two nights and enjoyed the food and staff so much we ate there both nights. The wait time was reasonable; during which the Lobster / Clam / Mussel Chef shared tips on steaming seafood. For dinner, my husband had a...More

Thank Mary D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had spent a cloudy, foggy afternoon in Ellsworth and stopped here for an early dinner. It's not a traditional lobster pound, but a real restaurant with lobsters, steamers, other seafood, ribs, and steaks. They have a full bar, but it's definitely informal and family...More

Thank Tom T
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We spent a week in Maine. Our hotel was in Ellsworth and on the first night we really wanted the lobster experience. We couldn't have chosen a better restaurant to get it. Sits on a river in Ellsworth. When you approach, the lobsters are being...More

1  Thank lamacurak
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My wife, daughter and I visited this restaurant for dinner. Upon arrival were told the wait would be 25 minutes. We gave our name and retired to there lawn area where a waitress took a drink order. Very clever idea. 25 minutes later we were...More

Thank mariekay
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place was a good blend of casual and nicer. You could dress up or down and fit in. The food was good, server was jibe but slow. Good location and waterfront out back.

Thank Herbette1012
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited twice in our one week vacation. The food was great and there are many menu items to choose from. We had the lobster/clam special, fried shrimp, clams and fish and a pasta dish. All were great! Wish we lived closer.

Thank paminpoq
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and our dear friends decided to try this place. I was amazed by the amount of people waiting to get in. They have a very nice outside area that over looks the river while you are waiting. When we got inside we were...More

1  Thank Cheryl123Gott
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In our travels so far in the NE, the food here has been the best. We enjoyed the lobster and haddock as well as the sides. Service was great. A must try is their desserts. We had the blueberry pie. Amazing!

1  Thank Deb H
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25 August 2016|
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Response from Merrill V | Reviewed this property |
I do not believe they have reservations. Although they do put tables together for large groups. Get there early for best seats.
4 August 2016|
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Response from Roccolida | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 20:30
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 South St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-2220
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Ellsworth
  • Phone Number: +1 207-667-5077
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