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“They beat Bobby Flay!”
Review of The Lobster Dock

The Lobster Dock
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 10 - USD 28
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Description: 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.
Reviewed 16 August 2017

The lobster roll and crab cake appetizer were nice. It's an odd place; you wait in line to place your order and then get a number, and it's delivered to your table.

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Reviewed 15 August 2017

One waits in line to order at a window (line can be very long at times so plan accordingly); after ordering you locate a table (outside on multi-level decks) or inside. Your meal order is brought to your table. Many wonderful choices on the menu, both seafood and not seafood.

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Reviewed 14 August 2017

Lots of Midcoast restaurants serve lobsters to their patrons on picnic tables, but the Lobster Dock does it better than anyone. While waiting in line to order lobsters and craft beer seems milennial, the owner regularly works the crowd to answer questions and greet first-timers and long-time guests alike. Once seated overlooking Boothbay Harbor, servers and busboys refill beers and soft drinks before depositing your meals in front of you.

Here's the best part: Rather than handing you a crusty pair of lobster crackers, the Lobster Dock's kitchen staff hits the lobsters' claws, knuckles, and tail with a cleaver so you don't end up with lobster all over your shirt and so you don't need that stupid bib.

Takeaway: It's worth the drive, the wait, and the price. Just go.

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Thank CJ W
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We love the lobster dock. A fabulous selection of seafood. We tried lobster several ways, clams (steamers and fried), haddock, shrimp and the shipyard summer ale was delicious. You order and a window, but are served at your table. So it's very casual. But the food is so good it's worthwhile. It's also sat right on the harbor. And it's very nice viewing.

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Reviewed 13 August 2017

Our first stop when arriving in Boothbay, good gauge for prices and quality. Lobster roll prices were up this year and they seemed a little smaller, but the scallops (fried or broiled) were excellent. order at the window, and wait for food to arrive at table. Beer by the pitcher, casual, friendly. We like it Jack from PA

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Thank Jack D
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