We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bob Lobster

49 Plum Island Tpke, Newbury, MA 01951-1353
+1 978-465-7100
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“lobster roll” (81 reviews)
“chowder” (19 reviews)
“seafood” (42 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
49 Plum Island Tpke, Newbury, MA 01951-1353
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (214)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 206 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First of all, I rate clam shacks based on freshness, quality, and service. They are not fancy, nor pretentious. The best are simple, clean and crowded with seafood lovers. After exploring the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge on a grey fall day, I had the...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Just grab a lobster roll and sit outside....heaven. We were a group of 6 and everyone said same time next year.

Thank picky11
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

We stopped to eat and left disappointed without ordering. There were lots of people, but the conditions didn't look good. Portable restrooms, no sink to wash your hands. Tables were very dirty. After we saw all that decided to go to another place.

Thank Guest654321
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

The real deal! Fresh yummy seafood delivered on a red plastic tray, sofa and water in the cooler. Sit inside on picnic tables or outside some have umbrellas. Not cheap but fast and yummy.

1  Thank Fay K
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Bob has the best Lobster Chowder! If you have never tried Lobster chowder, try it here! It is delicious.

Thank LindsleySilagi
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Fishermen's Platter one of the best I have ever had. Fish and Chips was also good, more than enough. Lobster roll was good. Friendly staff, and rather quick order to delivery time frame.

Thank jagcyn
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Whole belly fried clams are Massachusetts' contribution to the world's finest dishes. You aren't a New England if you don't love fried clams, and you haven't visited New England--no matter how many times you've been here--until you've downed a box or two. Bob Lobster has...More

Thank amherst_reader
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Stumbled upon this place on the way back from Newburyport beach, what's better then fried food after a day at the beach!?? The staff were great and the food was exactly what I expected BUT after a day lying in the heat the last thing...More

1  Thank ThomasOldbury
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Bob Lobster! Down, down … the road from Newburyport is this extremely casual lobster shack with limited indoor seating and some breezy outdoor tables. Order at the indoor counter; your order will be ready shortly, even on a sunny busy August day. Bob Lobster is...More

2  Thank ScienceTrip
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

This little restaurant is the best place to get lobster roll. Their fried clams are great too. Their menu is extensive for its size and you can get ice cream for dessert. They also sell fresh fish to buy and take home. Sit inside; or...More

Nearby Restaurants
Mad Martha's Cafe
75 reviews
1.93 km away
71 reviews
1.76 km away
Plum Island Grille
183 reviews
1.54 km away
Nearby Attractions
Tendercrop Farm
38 reviews
1.94 km away
Newbury Beach
41 reviews
2.00 km away
Captain's Fishing Parties & Cruises
20 reviews
2.37 km away
Waterfront Park
85 reviews
3.60 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
2 August 2015|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Victoriaregina1952 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know if there are any electrical outlets. The inside seating area is rather small. You could try calling them. Here is their number: 978-465-7100
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49 Plum Island Tpke, Newbury, MA 01951-1353
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newbury
  • Phone Number: +1 978-465-7100
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing