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The Lobster Dock

49 Atlantic Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-2131
+1 207-633-7120
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“crab cakes” (141 reviews)
“lobster” (448 reviews)
“steamers” (52 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 20:30All hours
Steakhouse, American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
49 Atlantic Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-2131
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Lobster Shack was a big disappointment tonight. I expected the most amazing meal and was left wishing it was better. Last night we ate in Rockland at the Claw and it was immensely better. My crabcakes were half of the size of what I...More

1  Thank kraor22
Reviewed 2 days ago

My family has been eating at this place for years - after being disappointed at so many Boothbay area restaurants, this place was a real find for us. Fantastic food, spectacular scenery. You just can't go wrong. Definitely try the Throwdown Crabcakes - from the...More

Thank Srdrover
Reviewed 2 days ago

I have no complaints about the food at The Lobster Dock. I have eaten here many times. But I will not be eating there ever again. My group of 6 had dinner here in May. We ordered, sat down, and waited, and waited, and waited...More

2  Thank jhlee296
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice casual indoor/outdoor lobster shack but way more than a shack. Lobsters are cooked perfectly. Lobster rolls cold or warmed! Pretty good beer and wine selection. Nice views of the Harbour. Terrific sunsets. Staff is super friendly without "interrupting" just service right when you need...More

Thank Robandcindy2
Reviewed 3 days ago

The lobster roll and crab cake appetizer were nice. It's an odd place; you wait in line to place your order and then get a number, and it's delivered to your table.

Thank KBar2013
Reviewed 3 days ago

One waits in line to order at a window (line can be very long at times so plan accordingly); after ordering you locate a table (outside on multi-level decks) or inside. Your meal order is brought to your table. Many wonderful choices on the menu,...More

Thank Alan S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Lots of Midcoast restaurants serve lobsters to their patrons on picnic tables, but the Lobster Dock does it better than anyone. While waiting in line to order lobsters and craft beer seems milennial, the owner regularly works the crowd to answer questions and greet first-timers...More

Thank CJ W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We love the lobster dock. A fabulous selection of seafood. We tried lobster several ways, clams (steamers and fried), haddock, shrimp and the shipyard summer ale was delicious. You order and a window, but are served at your table. So it's very casual. But the...More

Thank Snorris57
Reviewed 6 days ago

Our first stop when arriving in Boothbay, good gauge for prices and quality. Lobster roll prices were up this year and they seemed a little smaller, but the scallops (fried or broiled) were excellent. order at the window, and wait for food to arrive at...More

Thank Jack D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just returned from Boothbay Harbor where we had dinner 3 out of 4 nights at Lobster Dock. We have moved to an area where it's difficult to find fresh seafood so we really enjoyed the fried scallops and steamed lobsters. I don't think you...More

Thank BandBTraveler1
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chery c
14 March 2017|
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Response from Catherine S | Reviewed this property |
It's written on a huge chalkboard as you enter the restaurant. Basically choose your live lobster and say how you want it cooked! They also have other typical seafood like clams scallops and shrimps, cooked how you like... More
4 September 2016|
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Response from Mitch W | Property representative |
Yes we have a few slips available on a 1st come basis.
Madelyn A
15 May 2016|
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Response from Christina H | Reviewed this property |
yes...there is a table with a dog's water bowl provided outside
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49 Atlantic Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-2131
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Boothbay Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-633-7120
Locally caught lobster is our specialty. Several hundred pounds are stored in our sea water tank. You may select your own from the tank and watch as they are prepared for cooking in our large outdoor pots. We have all sizes of the tasty shellfish, from one to four pounds. To those new to lobster, we will gladly assist on how to best eat them and explain the differences between hard and soft shell. The Outdoor Patio at The Lobster Dock The flavor of Maine is further captured in our other offerings. Stews and chowders are prepared daily from only the freshest ingredients. The shrimp and scallops we use are caught in the waters of the Boothbay Region. Clams are also supplied by local diggers most every day. Our mussels are grown on a salt water farm in Tenants Harbor. Fish caught in the North Atlantic are supplied to us from Boothbay Fish Dealers. We accept only the freshest available. It is not unusual for us to refuse deliveries that do not meet our quality standards.
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