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Union River Lobster Pot

8 South St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-2220
+1 207-667-5077
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lobster pot” (41 reviews)
“blueberry pie” (60 reviews)
“clam chowder” (50 reviews)
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8 South St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-2220
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

Whenever I can dine at the Union River Lobster Pot I do. The food is consistently outstanding and the location is terrific. The people there are very nice and the service is quick. The only drawback is sometimes it's hard to find a parking spot...More

Thank Todd G
Reviewed December 28, 2017

I so wish this place was open year round. The atmosphere is spacious and clean. The seafood excellent. In fact, I don’t know any comparable places in Ellsworth. Good for lobster!

Thank Wendy K
Reviewed November 10, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is always a staple when we vacation in Maine. Every year for the past 8 years, without fail, after we found it.

Thank bodensrb
Reviewed October 15, 2017

The clerk at our motel told us to go early or we would have to wait. We beat the crowd and were seated promptly. Eating lobster was on our bucket list for our Maine visit and we were not disappointed. The lobster was good the...More

Thank MHP8473
Reviewed October 7, 2017

Been traveling to Acadia National Park for over 40 years and made our first stop at Union River Lobster Pot. Just off Route One prior to Crossing the bridge over the Union River upon entering Downtown Ellsworth. Clearly a step up from a roadside lobster...More

1  Thank ChadConsuegra
Reviewed October 3, 2017 via mobile

Not on the main road. Big dishs. Better come hungry. Food is great loved the clams. For kids as well. Staff friendly. Closes early at night

Thank yariv-benga
Reviewed October 1, 2017

Relaxing, friendly and very good food. Six of us dined there and the food was excellent. The service is equally good! The boil pots are outside at the entry , so you can actually watch the Lobsters take the dive. I ordered the Haddock and...More

Thank gwilson86
Reviewed September 30, 2017 via mobile

Used Trip Advisor to decide where to get seafood for supper. Union River Lobster Pot was best rated, so we headed over. Note , the street it’s on is hard to see when on the heavily traveled highway, so stay sharp or be prepared to...More

1  Thank SD K
Reviewed September 28, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful spot next to the river made the 15 minute wait enjoyable. Food was excellent, service was great. Very efficient.

1  Thank GreenA8
Reviewed September 26, 2017

We ate here while on vacation back in 2011 and have been waiting to come back again. Glad to have made it back in September of 2017. It is almost worth the trip from Indy just to have dinner at Union River Lobster Pot. You...More

1  Thank overthehill2
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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.
Judy C
30 August 2017|
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Response from Kleefrog57 | Reviewed this property |
yes, and the wines are fairly priced.
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.
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Restaurant Details

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