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Estes Lobster House

1906 Harpswell Neck Rd, Harpswell, ME 04079-3324
+1 207-833-6340
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (96 reviews)
“steamers” (12 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
1906 Harpswell Neck Rd, Harpswell, ME 04079-3324
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

We stayed at the nearby Harpswell Inn, a B&B and walked down the road to Estes, which was visible from the inn. Hard working people, lobster boats, small shack and barn and dock down at the water. Great light and a public boat launch nearby.

Thank Glenntherestranteur
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Wife and I had haddock breaded with ritz crackers. Delicious. Fish was fresh and tender and perfectly cooked. Ritz cracker breading was a bonus. Service was well timed and friendly. Had a very comfortable and enjoyable meal on the deck overviewing the bay. Got to...More

Thank alhsinclair
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

I was recently on a girl's trip in the Brunswick area. While at the hotel, met a local who suggested Estes, when he heard we were looking for good seafood. We went that evening! It is such a cute, authentic Maine seafood delight! It was...More

Thank nitenurse81
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

We hadn't been to Estes for years during our several visits to Harpswell. It's under new management, so we decided to give the place another try. Our mid-September visit was off-season. We weren't prepared for the plastic forks and knives or the paper cup my...More

Thank Bob B
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Good seafood with an nice owner who also waited on us. Very informative and helpful. Great view. Great beers on tap. Only negative was 3 of our 4 dishes had a creamy sauce on them that was pushed hard by the waitress/owner. Good taste on...More

Thank Jddkllc
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We were driving by and decided to stop in. We had the two lobsters for $20. They were decent sized soft shell lobsters about a pound or a bit over. The fries and coleslaw we had were pretty good. The claim chowder was very tasty...More

Thank OrbeaLiege
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We enjoyed our time and meal at Estes. The staff was friendly and helpful. A nice location for grabbing a drink and enjoying the sunset. Certainly family friendly. Our meals were good and tasty but nothing special.

Thank TMazoo
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Around these parts, you expect caring, friendly, and informed service; great steamers and lobsters. What else is there? (A lot, I'm suire, but these are what count!). Estes delivers. We had a great time.

Thank LoafJugThouTree
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

We visited approx 20 lobster venues. The best roll was at the clam shack in k. But the best lobster we had at Estes. Both waitresses were super nice. They had wifi. They had restrooms. The lobster was the best value by far. The mussels...More

Thank GrafBonze
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Good steamers and lobster. My friend was upset the server had his baseball cap on as he was raised to think it rude.

Thank judith F
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Questions & Answers
22 July 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from terryO_10 | Reviewed this property |
At some restaurants yes it is! But considering the price of lobster off the boat is ALMOST half the price of steak from the store it makes me wonder what the cattlemen are getting per pound for beef!! I feel under $30 bucks... More
Mike B
26 May 2015|
Response from Bonnie H | Reviewed this property |
they have running water. and of cause there are other places to go. I do not know what you had for lunch. But you also have to understand they close on Labor day and do not reopen until Memorial Day. So any place you... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1906 Harpswell Neck Rd, Harpswell, ME 04079-3324
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Harpswell
  • Phone Number: +1 207-833-6340
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