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Sanders Lobster Company
Ranked #86 of 204 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Price range: US$25 - US$100
Cuisines: Seafood
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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...

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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 lobster to enjoy at home, this is the place to go. Take the kids, they'll love it!

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2  Thank AZmountainJoy
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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 brew. As it was a rainy day we didn't have high hope for leisure eating by the dock.

The place was as expected, a store by the dock where you could pick up not only fresh or cooked (must call in advance) lobsters but crab, mussels, and whatever else coming out of the local water. Dockside eating means sitting at either of 3 picnic tables on a floating dock (at very low tide when we were there). As the rain stopped and a bit of sunshine peeped through the clouds when we came out of the store with bags full of cooked lobsters, we charged for the empty tables and had the best lobster party.

The lobsters were the very best I ever had in a long time, tender and juicy. Heads and tails were all consumed while watching the still water reflecting dockside housing and the clearing sky in the early afternoon of a warm Fall day. I even learned to crack the hard shell of the claws with a beer bottle. This is a true New England experience I would recommend to all tourists passing through Portsmouth, NH.

Yes, I can't wait coming back. I am from NJ where we have plenty of imported lobsters, but eating them by dockside in NH is a unique experience, not to miss. Add it to your bucket list.

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1  Thank leatfernwood
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Reviewed 23 August 2014

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 the best lobsters ever. Just the way lobster was meant to be eaten. We will be back.

1  Thank Paul D
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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 mussels and clams and things like that, too. Really good seafood, but no white tablecloth.

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