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Union River Lobster Pot

8 South St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-2220
+1 207-667-5077
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lobster pot” (53 reviews)
“blueberry pie” (72 reviews)
“seafood” (108 reviews)
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8 South St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-2220
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Reviewed yesterday

The Union River Lobster pot serves fresh Maine seafood as well as steaks. You can even watch the lobsters being steamed outside. My absolute favorite is their seafood Caesar salad. Large enough for a meal and loaded with shrimp crabmeat, and lobster. Delish! The location...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank onthepond3
Reviewed 12 November 2018

My friend and I hit this place after attending the Lobster Festival down in Rockport. We must of been lucky on our timing as we were seated immediately. Our waitress Rasandra was very efficient and quickly got our orders in. I ordered lobster and my...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank catm93
Reviewed 31 October 2018

The quality of of the food is undeniable. You can have lobster anyway you want. I really loved the lazy lobster but my family tried the rest. Fantastic & very tentative staff. Very generous desserts & cocktails.It left nothing to be desired.

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank 557yanam
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Opens at 5pm and gets packed. Casual dining, waitress/waiter service. Closes for season in early to mid October. Great lobster dishes. Do have landlubber meals as well. Has alcohol. Usually gets a lobster dinner for husband and a lobster dish for myself. Have never been...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank cathys372
Reviewed 24 October 2018

I guess the title of this review is a bit down-key since the Union River Lobster Pot is really a darn good restaurant that does much more than boil lobsters. Set on the banks of the picturesque, tidal Union River (my great-grandfather, Capt Allen C...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank LoneStarDad
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Locals recommended it. It was closing for the season two days after we were there. It’s only open from 5 - 8:30 in the evening. I asked why and they said they sell out every night. Stood in line before 5 but by 5:05 we...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Hummer1973
Reviewed 13 October 2018

Stopped in for dinner on the Saturday before they closed. We waited about 50 min for a table. They use the Yelp app, which will text you when you're next to be seated. We were good and hungry after spending the day at Acadia. Started...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank misssarahg
Reviewed 6 October 2018

I love the Union River Lobster Pot, the staff is friendly, portions are ample and there is a good variety. I suggest the lobster pie but also don't skip dessert.

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank lordheaton
Reviewed 5 October 2018

It was our last night in Maine and we wanted to have lobster one last time. I like lobster but not the mess so I got the lazy lobster. It was about 1 1/8 pounds of lobster - combo of claw and tail meat. My...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank safety_princess
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Trip Advisor hit this one on the head. Local eatery with some of the finest Lobster we have ever had. Great service, Great food. Recommend not to much spend to much time on the menu. Go for the Lobster and spoil yourself.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Steve C
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12 October 2018|
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Response from Jane K | Reviewed this property |
They will re-open come spring just as Bar Harbor will!!
Julie S
2 September 2018|
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Response from 557yanam | Reviewed this property |
O don't believe so as it's not a real patio, more like a porch
14 October 2017|
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Response from Kleefrog57 | Reviewed this property |
They closed for the season Oct. 6. Check their website in the Spring for their opening date.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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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