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Charlotte's Legendary Lobster Pound

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$$ - $$$
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465 Seawall Rd, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4071
16:00 - 20:30
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Mon 16:00 - 20:30
Tue - Sun 11:00 - 20:30
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We went back twice and loved it so much we named our corgi Charlotte! Great outside atmosphere and a goat to pet

Thank SearchForBeauty
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6 reviews
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I was looking for a "typical" Maine lobster pound experience and found it here. I had the lobster dinner which was delicious and a good value. You wait while they cook and they had the fire pit going since it is chilly in late October. You watch the pet goat and the local deer come to graze while chatting with... More 

Thank albuquerquenm
Denver, Colorado
1 review
Reviewed 28 October 2016

I stopped at Charlotte's with 3 other friends, all of us first-time visitors to the area. Decided to eat here based on a recommendation from the staff at Atlantic Brewing in Bar Harbor. It was late in the season (end of October) and not a lot of places were open on the Island. (Take note, Charlotte's is not open year... More 

Thank Msroadtripandeat
Boulder, Colorado
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Lovely lobster roll(just lobster and butter) on a toasted brioche bun. The owner knew we were from out of town. She gave us free smoked mussel and dessert samples. I would go back there in a heart beat.

Thank akubra91
2 reviews
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Just finished up my Acadia camping trip with Charlotte's and this was the cherry on top! While booking my trip (from my hometown in Illinois) I looked up the best lobster roll- because I haven't ever had one. Trip Advisor led me to charlotte's front door. As my first ever roll, I'm blown away! The lobster was fresh and flavorful,... More 

Thank Hailey M
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stopped here with another couple. We found this place via a search and are very glad we did. My wife and I ordered a lobster dinner, a foot long lobster roll, and lobster bisque. Food was great, tasty and very fresh. Our friends tried the steamed mussels which were fantastic. The staff was incredible. Very friendly... More 

Thank geekasso
Syracuse, New York
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 October 2016

This was the first place we ate while on vacation. We shared the foot long lobster roll and it was delicious! There were huge chunks of lobster meat! We also ordered French fries and they were the best fries I've ever had! They were super crispy (which I love) and not soggy at all. The place itself is pretty neat.... More 

Thank Blondieee30
Greenwich, Connecticut
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Charlottes Legendary Lobster Pound is a Lobster pound NOT TO BE MISSED!!!To start the very beautiful Miss Charlotte offers nothing but the nicest Northern hospitality as does her crew! We have had everything the they make ..ALL DELISH!!!Our favorites are the Lobstah rolls and Best maine steamers & Mussels!!!There is plenty of seating outside...the steaming lobster cookers are out in... More 

Thank Ronnie B
Roanoke, Virginia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

This place was awesome! We stopped here on our way back from Seawall and we were not disappointed. We tend to look for places off the beaten path where the food is usually the best... This place was it! Not only was the lobster roll absolutely delicious, the chowder was wonderful and perfect for a cool fall day. We ate... More 

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Sandpoint, Idaho
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 October 2016

maybe the best roll itself. arguably the best yard art: a 50's Cushman scooter w/ side car (for sale) but we ordered warm/butter and asked for it cut in half before we saw that it was mayo/cold/lettuce. lots of lettuce. good enough taste but.....

Thank susan d

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
16:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 465 Seawall Rd, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4071
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Southwest Harbor
  • Phone Number: 12072448021
Open 7 days a week seasonally from Memorial Day Weekend until late October. Tuesday thru Sunday, 11:00 AM - 8:30 PM. Monday 4:00pm-8:30.

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