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Thurston's Lobster Pound

9 Thurston Road, Mount Desert Island, Bernard, ME 04612
+1 207-244-7600
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
9 Thurston Road, Mount Desert Island, Bernard, ME 04612
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had a very good experience the evening we were there. Granted, the line to place your order can be intimidating, but if you have patience, you will be rewarded. Tables turn over at a steady rate allowing your party to be seated almost right after...More

Thank JoanFB
Reviewed 2 days ago

As a first timer eating a whole lobster we followed the recommendations of travelers we met in Acadia National Park who raved about Thrustons. So glad to find the recommendations spot on. Delicious lobster, great service and nice atmosphere!

Thank tw0bucketlisters
Reviewed 2 days ago

Never disappoint, but spoil us to all other lobster pounds. We are here every year, every day we are in Maine....fabulous view, lobster rolls are jam packed full and oh so flavorful. Lobster and fish stews are the best, steamers not over done or chewy....More

Thank bab644
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We stopped here for and early dinner on or way back to Cherryfield, ME from Campobello, NB. The reviews are correct we had a delicious lobster dinner. The restaurant is right on the harbor where the lobster boats are. You order at a window with...More

Thank ramsey48
Reviewed 3 days ago

Recommended by locals when passing through this area. Great experience. Basic, but very enjoyable. Fresh steamed lobsters for lunch with good wine followed by blueberry ice cream. The view of the bay added to our enjoyment. Daughter is celiac and the kitchen was very accommodating...More

1  Thank bajanboca
Reviewed 3 days ago

The lobster was yummy, but a bit on the pricey side. We only had two lobsters, one dozen clams and a lobster stew w/two sodas and it cost us over $80.

2  Thank kimberly O
Reviewed 4 days ago

Thurston's was recommended by staff at Clefstone Manor. I was already on that side of Acadia Park so I decided to take the extra drive for a late lunch. Drive is pretty along coast. I had a soft shell 1 1/2 pound lobster priced at...More

1  Thank lfmack
Reviewed 4 days ago

Quaint spot overlooking the harbor. Authentic Maine lobster dinner, just delicious. Evenings can be cool, especially when the fog rolls in. A few Mosquitos, too, but lovely spot.

1  Thank Pinecone12345
Reviewed 5 days ago

A really great lobster pound, although unclear that the non-seafood part is as good. Friendly service, reasonable prices.

Thank 943rons
Reviewed 5 days ago

Thurston's has some of the freshest lobster to be found anywhere. Straight from boat to a boiling pot! In July, we had the choice of hard shell or soft shell. Prompt service and a good view of the lobster boats in the harbor. A must...More

1  Thank Steve T
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13 July 2017|
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Response from Thurstons_Lobster | Property representative |
Our tentative closing date is October 15!
13 June 2017|
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Response from Thurstons_Lobster | Property representative |
Hi there! I'm not sure if you're the person who sent an inquiry through our website, but I just responded to that :) The only clams we serve are steamers, since we do not offer any fried foods on the menu!
10 October 2016|
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Response from Thurstons_Lobster | Property representative |
Sunday, October 16th! We'll close at 8 pm.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Thurston Road, Mount Desert Island, Bernard, ME 04612
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Bernard
  • Phone Number: +1 207-244-7600
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