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Union River Lobster Pot

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$$ - $$$
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8 South St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-2220
+1 207-667-5077
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16:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri 16:00 - 20:30
Sat 16:00 - 21:00
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Reno
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120 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My first time to Maine and my first Maine Lobster. OMG, I may never eat lobster anywhere else again. The service is great, the ambiance is good but what people come for is the lobster, over and over again. We ate there two nights in a row and would have gone back for more if we hadn't been traveling back... More 

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Peachtree City
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely amazing food. Best we had during our entire stay in the Bar Harbor area. Would highly recommend it to any visitors. Had a little bit of a wait, but well worth it.

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Sargentville, Maine
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very pricey, but good food. Long wait but great scenery. I would go back, but only for special occasions.

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RIVERHEAD
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Met another couple here for lobster dinner. We each had some variation with lobster as the "star". All were excellent. Staff friendly. Setting, on the Union River, was very pleasant. Totally enjoyable evening with friends

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Thank donna s
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91 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

This was a very established place. The food was served cold and the waitress gave attitude when requested to correct the temperature.

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Columbus, Ohio
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Food was fabulous! Travis and Mary were the fastest people we have ever encountered at a restaurant. Sit outside and enjoy a drink while watching the lobster boil ballet! The hours are VERY short so call ahead to see when they are open.

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Villa Park, Il
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Had dinner here twice it was so great! Would have gone back again, but they closed for season. Great shrimp cocktail and halibut dishes. Best ever homemade blueberry pie and ice cream, Had the same thing both days, it was so good! Very friendly staff.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Loved the heated patio setting with views of the Union River. We even say a bald eagle soaring near by! The dinner selections were great and tasted even better! The four of us shared two pieces of the most delicious blueberry pie that they bake right there. The only problem is that they close after Columbus Day for the winter!

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Dyersville
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119 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

The hotel staff recommended this place to us. When we got there we had to wait for 30 minutes for a table; they were really busy. Sat outside along the river and there was a server who took your drink orders and brought them to you while you were waiting. We each had a glass of wine-$11 a glass (!).... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Delicious food and excellent service. Staff was friendly and accommodating. Lobster was wonderful. Kids had fish and chips. Large portions. Great selections of locally brewed beers. Beautiful views. Don't forget dessert. The homemade pies are worth every calorie! Yum!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
16:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 21:00
Thursday
16:00 - 21:00
Friday
16:00 - 20:30
Saturday
16:00 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?