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Young's Lobster Pound

Mitchell Ave., Belfast, ME 04915
+1 207-338-1160
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“fresh lobster” (82 reviews)
“clams” (127 reviews)
“corn on the cob” (30 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Mitchell Ave., Belfast, ME 04915
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was in the area to teach a class. This place was recommended, stopped in mid afternoon and was told that because of the cold weather they were only serving a limited menu and all food was “to go”. I ordered a lobster roll and waited...More

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 5 December 2017

Although they are open seven days a week, year-round, the only seating is in unheated mostly outdoor area, which meant we ate in our car. Lobster roll was very good at $20 each. Nice staff.

Thank sjmbdm
Reviewed 23 November 2017

An institution with character and rich history. Superbly located on the water with seeping views. Solid lobster roll.

Thank Outbackdad
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Had great lobster roll and soup on a warm October day. If you want to eat indoors it is at the docks and very informal and you would have to climb a flight of stairs for the indoor dining. It is right in the dock...More

Thank NancieK
Reviewed 4 November 2017

My husband and I went to Maine specifically to eat the BEST lobster (and see the leaves changing color) and were directed to go to Young’s. Well, we were NOT disappointed, either! At Young’s, you can watch the boats coming in with your fresh lunch...More

1  Thank CWilkins0n
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Went there last year and things changed from the last time I was there, which was a few years ago. The food was okay but it seems they sub out some of the meals on the menu now. It's not just a lobster pound anymore....More

Thank middleboro
Reviewed 26 October 2017

What is better than eating lobster rolls overlooking Belfast harbor? Worth the price. Friendly staff dealing with lots of people even off season. Fascinating to see all those lobsters in huge tanks.

Thank EV8
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

It was very cool to pick your lobster, however for not being a "full service" restaurant, it was a little pricey. However when in Maine, do as the maineans and bit the bullet for the experience. Remember to bring your own beverage of choice

Thank Pam T
Reviewed 22 October 2017

I like this place. I like the location and I like the food. I even like the employees, which some people seem to have a problem with. What I don't like is the lack of tools offered to eat a whole lobster with. You're given...More

Thank EssexPl
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

A friend who lives in Maine suggested this and then we saw People Mag selected Youngs as the restaurant to visit when in Maine. This is an experience, not a fine dining exercise. It was cold when we visited so we called ahead and the...More

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Mary R
28 September 2017|
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Response from sdsubiologist | Reviewed this property |
Yes and there are many windows to see out at the port.
6 August 2017|
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Response from gashrink | Reviewed this property |
It is not legal to capture lobsters larger than 5 inches carapace-length in Maine. These generally max out at about 4 lbs. Young's sometimes has Jumbos aver 2 lbs but not always. Many people think lobsters bigger than 1 1/2... More
6 August 2017|
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Response from dukeclu | Reviewed this property |
To the best of my knowledge Young's will serve any lobster that is legal in Maine. They charge by the pound on their larger lobsters.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mitchell Ave., Belfast, ME 04915
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: +1 207-338-1160
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