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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” (42 reviews)
“blueberry pie” (64 reviews)
“clam chowder” (51 reviews)
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8 South St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-2220
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A great find in Ellsworth. The smell of the BBQ is unbelievable! The staff is very friendly and service is quick. We tried the blueberry lemonade which was delicious. Both of us ordered the classic lobster roll The meal was delivered in about 5 minutes....More

Thank Paperclip68
Reviewed 5 days ago

We have eaten at the Lobster Pot every time we visit Maine for the last 15 years. My wife and I love the Lobster, Scallops, Steamers, Lobster Stew, and homemade blueberry pie. Our kids are very happy with just the Lobster and the pie. Everything...More

Thank sg982018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got some awesome fried shrimp here. Well worth the visit. Ice tea is also great. Have never been disappointed with the food at the lobster pot.

Thank Roy R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were driving from Acadia National Park back to Unity. The family of 17 people had planned to have lobsters at our camp that night and then my uncle cancelled literally an hour before that was to start, so we had to figure out dinner....More

Thank Brittany L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Must try if you're in the area or even in MDI! The food was amazing, delicious, generous portions. The service was great. The drinks are big. I'm pretty sure you get 1/4 of a whole pie as dessert. Beautiful views of the river. Very clean....More

Thank 557yanam
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friends live in Trenton and I said pick your favorite place to eat . Dinner is on me! They selected Union River Lobster Pot. All the locals were there. Service was excellent and the food amazing ! Nothing fancy . Plastic tables and chairs...More

Thank Brooklyngal54
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best dinner I have had in my life! Lots of fun to select the largest lobsters in the catch! Our 4 lb lobsters were tender enough we cut with our forks.

2  Thank Lois K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are in the vicinity of this restaurant you need to make plans to eat there. I ordered broiled scallops. They were perfectly cooked and almost melted in your mouth. I chose Cranberry Dijon Dressing for my salad. Oh my!!! It is one of...More

1  Thank GrammarCopTennessee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely sit on the porch because there is a nice breeze. Had a Lobster Pot Cooler and River Bend which were balanced and delicious drinks. Sides were basic, but the standouts were the fresh lobster and deserts. Disappointed in the clam chowder because I prefer...More

Thank Whitney G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although we always eat lobster at Trenton Bridge Lobster, having said that, this is our favorite place to eat while visiting MDI. The wife and I are foodies and have been enjoying their food for more than twenty years, The menu change has made it...More

1  Thank Mark P
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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
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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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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