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Sanders Lobster Company

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54 Pray St, Portsmouth, NH 03801
+1 603-436-3716
08:00 - 17:00
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Mon 08:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Kelsey, the lobster expert was friendly, proficient and made us feel welcomed. We were looking for a large lobster for a birthday gift. We found it. Sanders sits right on the water. It was an educational experience for me to see the lobster and crab pools. Kelsey gave me a friendly crash course. They cooked the lobster for us. This... More 

Thank Rayjay35
seaside park,new jersey
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Hey, You want fresh lobsters? From 1 1/4 n up and huge ones. This is the place to go. They have steamer clams also. Got 10 bugs and 5 lbs of clams. Put'm in a cooler and they added the ice. They're right on the river. Very accommodating. Everything was fine when we got home and delicious! Thanks!!!

Thank pjzip98
Watertown, New York
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Stopped in to buy lobsters on a Sunday morning. The young man who waited on us was very informative and helpful. He loaded the cooler, put in ice bags and wet mats. He even loaded it into my car. The sizes of lobsters available was impressive. We got some clams also, and they were delicious.

Thank Gary S
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174 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

This place is no frills seafood market. We bought 3 lobsters at a far cheaper price than at a restaurant because they come off the boat to here no middle man. They will even cook them as you wait. We bought soft shell lobsters which have a little less meat but are easier to crack. Fantastic lobster!

Thank Buckeye02
Lempster, New Hampshire
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

Lobsters fresh from boat daily. You buy right where they dock. Family owned and worked. Prices are great. You can't get any better.

1 Thank George S
Stockholm, Sweden
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

Bought some, cooked at home. Really fresh and tasty. Nice staff had us take a close look at the enormous lobsters that were kept in a tank...

Thank AndreasL2
Payson, Arizona
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2015

this is really more of a lobster pound, as they say in New England, than a restaurant, but I am told they will steam one for you. They have the best prices and the freshest lobsters in the area. We bought a 6.5 lb. behemoth for about $48.! Ti say we enjoyed it is an understatement. If you want fresh... More 

2 Thank AZmountainJoy
Rockaway, New Jersey
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66 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2014

A friend who lives locally took us there. We were simply told of a lobster place where you could buy cooked lobsters and eat right by the dock. He called to order ahead, and on the way we stopped by a supermarket to buy French bread, horseradish flavored mayonnaise, napkins, plastic tableware and the prerequisite 12-pack of a cold local... More 

1 Thank leatfernwood
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2014 via mobile

We read the review on trip advisor and knew we had to try it. We were glad we went. When you arrive it does not look like much. It's not a Resturant as they say. The staff was great they cooked our lobster and provided paper towels and shell cracker. We went down on the dock and ate one. Of... More 

1 Thank Paul D
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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81 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2013

Sanders Lobster Pound is the dockside portion of the Sanders Family's little empire (of two places). They do a GREAT job, and you can't do any better than to get your lobsters here. But it's more like a warehouse kind of place, and not at all like a restaurant or cafe. They'll sell you lobsters fresh or cooked, and have... More 

1 Thank alborealis

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Breakfast, Lunch
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 Pray St, Portsmouth, NH 03801
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-436-3716

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