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Union River Lobster Pot

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8 South St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-2220
+1 207-667-5077
16:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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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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91 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Ladyjeyes
Columbus, Ohio
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Erik W
Villa Park, Il
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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.

1 Thank Pat L
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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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117 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
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!

Thank Deborahmc2
Columbia, South Carolina
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Happen by accident upon restaurant. Best accident had in long time. Service was attentative. We had lobster & halibut fish. Both were exceptional. Lobster is cooked outside & it's fun to watch. Allowing the 1 hrs wait time pass quickly.

Thank Pilldoc1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful dining experience from start to finish. Both of us had cups of clam chowder, perfect consistency and flavor. My husband and I shared the fried clam dinner...and again perfect breading and frying. Not one chewy clam In the whole substantial serving! And the fries were amazing however we were trying hard to save room for the blueberry pie! The... More 

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Dundee, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

What a great place for lobster and seafood. Watch em pick your lobster and then get to eat it too. Very nice host and good watress.

1 Thank Jaketwn1
Birmingham, Alabama
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

The staff at the Comfort Inn recommended the Union River Lobster Pot and we couldn't have been more please. The food was wonderful, the staff welcoming, and the view of the river delightful. Get there early, there is a line before they open and they stay busy. Very reasonably priced.

1 Thank MarleClo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 20:30
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?