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Lobster in the Rough

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Badgers Island, Kittery, ME
16:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Fri 16:00 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 21:30
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New Castle, New Hampshire
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64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This seasonal restaurant with wonderful views of the Portsmouth skyline across the river has closed, and has been reopened by a new owner, who has completely transformed it into a year 'round fine dining establishment, The Pointe.

Thank J Michael D
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Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Fun place with good friendly service Live band outdoor tiki type bar You may have to look a little harder to find it. It's kinda out in the middle of nowhere on route one and set back but plenty of parking!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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261 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

You have to look for this. The place is set back off the road near a closed building that sits on Route 1. Basically a covered bar area with some seating and take out windows. There is a fire pit and music starting at 6 on the weekends. Food was OK--clam strips, chicken tenders, fries and a sausage sandwich. Scallop... More 

Thank rnmteach
Limington, Maine
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

A friend of my boyfriends recommended we check this place out, he had good things to say and they were well deserved. Our last Friday (7/8/16) in York we took a party 10 for dinner. We were welcomed at the 'gate' by friendly and helpful staff. Not only did we have two kids under 3 in tow, but someone on... More 

Thank scottieottie
Kittery, Maine
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2015

Great place to watch the sunset with cocktails and friends! Although the property is in the process of being sold I have heard rumors they may be around ONE MORE YEAR!! Fingers crossed!

1 Thank Donna S
Manchester, New Hampshire
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2015

This location is only open Memorial Day to Labor Day. It's dock is on the Piscataqua across from Portsmouth, NH. "Happy Hour" 1/2 price appetizers from 4pm - 6pm. Seafood is exceptionally fresh due to its location to the Corporate office. I enjoyed the Oyster sampler, Mussels in white wine & garlic broth, Steamer clams and a lobster. If you... More 

1 Thank gregorynakagawa
Baltimore, Maryland
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115 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2015

We had a late lunch and arrived at 8:40pm (they close at 9:00!). However, the waitress was more than happy to seat us without any worries about the time. We ordered clam chowder, fried whole clams and a lobster roll. The chowder was some of the best I had in the area! The clams had "medium" bellies and were fried... More 

1 Thank D7368NImarym
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 February 2015

fire pits for gathering are nice, great prices and quality for drink & lobster. Meet new people and chillax often here.

Thank Kimbey s
Boston, MA
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2014 via mobile

After a few visits to Portsmouth and many visits to the Kittery Outlets, we were turned on to Lobster in the Rough by friends who grew up in the area. An easy drive onto Badger's Island down Route 1, we were immediately impressed by the beautiful view of downtown Portsmouth from across the Piscataqua River. The menu is somewhat limited... More 

1 Thank carpDeeEm
Naples, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2014

We had a party of 7 for dinner and requested a table outside on the deck overlooking the Bay. They told us a 45 minute wait but we could have a drink outside. After an hour we inquired and they told us the table they had for us should be ready as the party there had their bill. Well they... More 

1 Thank Joesponder

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Badgers Island, Kittery, ME
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Kittery

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?