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I suggest that one makes room for dessert. Be ready to wait though… at least 45 mins. They will text when your table is ready.
Miguelina Diaz via google.com - Oct 8, 2021
Loved the food and service here.
Robert Sagehorn via google.com - Oct 6, 2021
Well run, with good food and service!
Joyce Hicks via google.com - Oct 5, 2021
Little bit of a wait but well worth it. Prices were clearly marked even for the lobster. Lobster was amazing. Very clean service was great.
Jaiy Carlson via google.com - Sep 28, 2021
You got to go if you want lobster in Ellsworth!
Love this place. It's a must go place in Ellsworth if you want lobster or great seafood. Customers start showing up about half an hour before they open, so get there early if you want a seat!
Lloyd P via tripadvisor.com - Sep 26, 2021
No reservations so we had an hour wait made pleasant by the wonderful picnic tables spaced our along the water's edge. The family got great time to catch up without the clatter of dishes and chattering diners right next to us. It was made even more pleasant by the hostess reminding us that we could get a drink and take it to the picn ... read more
Walter Graham via google.com - Sep 25, 2021
Fabulous food, great servers ... read more
JB NC via google.com - Sep 23, 2021
I really liked my lobster and will be back ..
Lincoln Pomerleau via google.com - Sep 21, 2021
Wait was 1 hour and worth ever minute. Had the lobster pot with 1 lb of clams corn and red potatoes. Excellent and the most reasonable lobster restaurant we visited this week. Highly recommend!
TONY BARRETT via google.com - Sep 21, 2021
Wonderful experience and ate enough for two. It will definitely be a place to go if we get back to the area. One thing to note is that it is very popular and fills up quickly. They open at 5:00 and we arrived at 5:45 and had to wait 90 minutes for a table. I'd recommend being there a little before 5 if you don't want to wait.
Chris Knudsen via google.com - Sep 21, 2021
Wow. this place has their processes down! Well-trained employees are, fast, efficient and nice. Yes the wait was an hour, but they are ready to let you but a drink and sit on the beautiful property while you wait for your text. The menu is extensive - something for everyone. The desserts are sharable.
Jennifer Vaughan Flick via google.com - Sep 19, 2021
Outstanding
Outstanding food. A local recommended this restaurant. Not disappointed. Terrific food and staff. Opens at 5. Be in line then because it fills up.
Pamela B via tripadvisor.com - Sep 17, 2021
Vacation
Got to the restaurant an hour early, didn't notice the opening hours on the web...oops but glad we got there early, we were 2nd inline. They opened on time (5) and we were showed to our table. Great waitress, not pushy . Ordered the 1lb 3/4 lobster with the mussels and clams and the wife had Crab cakes. Best food and service during o ... read more
Colin H via tripadvisor.com - Sep 14, 2021
Awesome, well worth the wait to get a table. Watch the cook outside while you wait. He works magic getting the shellfish cooked. Between his talents and the wait staff inside we had a great time and dinner. This place is run like a clock. Congrats on giving us a perfect evening.
Daniel Matthews via google.com - Sep 13, 2021
10 stars
Best meal I have had since I got to Maine. Cook the lobsters in big pots right out side. Freshest seafood I have tasted in a long time. Came highly recommend by a dock master in town. Don't waist your time or money eating in Bar Harbor, you will go broke and be so disappointed. We both split the appetizer of shrimp scallops wrapped i ... read more
LaurieM271 via tripadvisor.com - Sep 13, 2021
This was by far one of the best meals I've had. The service was excellent. We had Jenna who was amazing but observing all the staff they were all attentive and friendly.
Cathy Ledden via google.com - Sep 12, 2021
Great lobster dinner! Server was very friendly and helpful.
Sue Houston via google.com - Sep 12, 2021
Fantastic Lobster, wife had the Lazymans Lobster she loved it delicious. I had a 2.5 lb steamed whole Lobster perfectly cooked, ate everything. They need to put a bar around the guy preparing the seafood so you can drink and eat with his prep of the food. We will go back one more time before heading back to Arizona.
Joe Z via google.com - Sep 12, 2021
Very busy Saturday night so try and make reservation ahead of time. I waited an hour but I also walked in at 7pm to be seated. Food was excellent. If you are not going to go the traditional route with lobster, try the steak tips with bacon wrapped scallops and shrimp on skewer. DELICIOUS, scallops were perfectly cooked and sweet and ... read more
Alexis Volka via google.com - Sep 12, 2021
Incredibly delicious!
We got there at about 5:20pm and they had opened just 20 minutes earlier but it was already full and we had a 45 minute wait. The wait was pleasant as we had a beer out on the lawn near the river. We ordered either the lobster dinner or some of us made it a full plate including steamers and mussels. The seafood was perfectly cooked a ... read more
Itinerant_Foodies via tripadvisor.com - Sep 11, 2021
Excellent food but get here early
This place was always crowded. My first wait was a half hour and an elderly woman cut in front of me. I was not happy, but I kept my mouth shut. The staff were very friendly and worked well to get everyone seated quickly given the long wait. I had scallops the first time I went and they were good. I got the green beans and salad with ... read more
HappyTrails_Mary via tripadvisor.com - Sep 9, 2021
We were in the Bar Harbor for a week, and decided on this restaurant for our first lobster. It was e
We were in the Bar Harbor for a week, and decided on this restaurant for our first lobster. It was excellent, and exceeded all others. It’s by a small creek and you can sit outside on picnic tables and have a beer while you wait for your table. The lobster pound is open, so the kids can get a good look at the critters and watch the ( ... read more
WandererHmm via tripadvisor.com - Sep 6, 2021
Excellent service and food Restaurant busy but quiet and efficient, food very hot when it came to th
Excellent service and food Restaurant busy but quiet and efficient, food very hot when it came to the table. Pleasant dining room, waitstaff outstanding. Will return again. Thanks ... read more
SusanT330 via tripadvisor.com - Sep 6, 2021
The Lobster pie was tremendous !!
Kevin Henry via google.com - Sep 5, 2021
While staying at Timberland Acres RV park we went for a ride to Schoodic Point, which is beautiful.
While staying at Timberland Acres RV park we went for a ride to Schoodic Point, which is beautiful. I’ve seen Lobster River Pot on TripAdvisor and restaurants near me and we thought we would try it with our last night in Maine, the reviews came high recommended. Upon pulling in the parking lot at 4:50p the line was out the door into ... read more
evab832 via tripadvisor.com - Sep 5, 2021
The food was extremely good, service was friendly, accurate, and efficient. Overall a great dinner.
Larry Marks via google.com - Sep 4, 2021
Loved my seafood platter. Haddock and Scollops were Awesome. The owner stopped by and talked with us for a bit. Thank you Union River we'll be back.
John Estabrook via google.com - Sep 3, 2021
Delicious food with great service. Prepare to wait for a table if you arrive around opening time.
Bella Ella via google.com - Sep 2, 2021
Sister and I split a lobster roll and blueberry cheesecake; food was great! The wait time/service was speedy and everyone from the host to the server was so nice. The owner chatted with us about our travels and made us feel welcome to the area :) ... read more
Leah Giacobassi via google.com - Aug 31, 2021
Opens at 4 and there was a line up so being our first time, figured that was a good sign. Our server
Opens at 4 and there was a line up so being our first time, figured that was a good sign. Our server was very good, attentive and polite. I had halibut, although it didn't seem to be served as described on menu, it was a very large piece and very good with grilled tomato topping but no capers.Garlic mashed were good and house salad c ... read more
BARBARA H via tripadvisor.com - Aug 31, 2021
Let me start by...the food was so good we went back a 2nd time with more people!!! I wish I could re
Let me start by...the food was so good we went back a 2nd time with more people!!! I wish I could remember or servers names from both nights. THEY ROCKED!!! I had the stuffed haddock with lobster sauce. It was delicious!!! The seafood stuffing was moist and full of seafood. The sauce didn't over power the flavor of the fish or stuffi ... read more
AlwaysSunnyTravel via tripadvisor.com - Aug 31, 2021
Deliciously seasoned food with super friendly staff. Great view too.
Minsoo Jo via google.com - Aug 30, 2021
After doing some research, Union River Lobster Pot came highly recommended, and we had to try it! It was just a few minutes drive from our hotel in Ellsworth. On a Monday night, the place was PACKED. Try and get here early since they don't take reservations. We waited about a hour, but there's a beautiful waterview in the back. We en ... read more
CD via google.com - Aug 30, 2021
We were greeted with a smile. There was sufficient parking. This venue is located on a river bank. T
We were greeted with a smile. There was sufficient parking. This venue is located on a river bank. There were chairs placed in small groups all around their back yard. This allowed patrons to appreciate the river while waiting for a table. After being shown to our table, our server was prompt in taking orders. She was friendly. She b ... read more
laurarQ5840QW via tripadvisor.com - Aug 29, 2021
Yes, there will be a wait, perhaps a long one. You should wait because it is worth it. The lobster h
Yes, there will be a wait, perhaps a long one. You should wait because it is worth it. The lobster here was cooked perfectly, and even the sides like coleslaw, corn, and potatoes were really good. The meat was incredibly sweet, even better than some of the nearby lobster pounds we tried which were fantastic too. In addition, the frie ... read more
heatherhF1334CN via tripadvisor.com - Aug 29, 2021
We ate here twice during our stay in the area. Both meals were excellent! We ate on the porch both times and enjoyed the lovely view. Service was very good. Definitely a winner!
Jeff Denttel via google.com - Aug 27, 2021
30 minutes away from Bar Harbor. The drive is worth it. It is a very well know place and they don't take reservations so arrive early and ready to wait for 45 to 60 minutes. The waiter was a very sweet young man. Great outdoor to seat and wait. They have their own beer which goes well with the lobster ... read more
PAULA ARANGO via google.com - Aug 26, 2021
Outstanding food and reasonable prices ... read more
Little Joe Fontana via google.com - Aug 26, 2021
Lobster poutine!
Tom Goyne via google.com - Aug 26, 2021
I have to start by saying out of all the local places we've visited in the Ellsworth to Bar harbor area we have gone to for seafood; this is hands down our favorite! We had Fried Haddock, Lazy Lobster, both with Garlic Mashed Potatoes and pan seared green beans. Blueberry pie and chocolate chocolate cake that is just like when you we ... read more
V Cha via google.com - Aug 26, 2021
Great lobster and even better steak.
Shane Walton via google.com - Aug 26, 2021
The food was good. The price was great. But it was still too warm to eat they must not have a very good air condition system.
Harry Rodroguez via google.com - Aug 25, 2021
Nice place with good service. The food was so so. The french fries were way over cooked.
Scott Akam via google.com - Aug 24, 2021
Get there early!.Friendly Staff. Super fresh seafood at a very resonable price! Lobster Pot with Steamers is a must. Wife gave a thumbs up on the Grilled Salmon salad cooked to her liking. We will return yet again before continuing on...
Richard Ferrari via google.com - Aug 24, 2021
ironically, the scallops were better than the lobster. blueberry pie? outrageously delicious.
tara kulak via google.com - Aug 23, 2021
While staying in Ellsworth, ME in order to visit Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, we grew tired
While staying in Ellsworth, ME in order to visit Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, we grew tired of the Bar Harbor crowds and difficulty finding parking. So on our last night in the area, we decided to explore Ellsworth and found the Union River Lobster Pot. Situated adjacent to the Union River, such that most diners have a good v ... read more
Terry L via tripadvisor.com - Aug 23, 2021
Best lobster I've ever had. Perfectly cooked, sweet, and delicious. Can't wait to go back next time I'm in the area ... read more
Dmitry Galperin via google.com - Aug 22, 2021
Beautiful location, wonderful food. Very busy we had to wait for 45 minutes on a Wednesday evening.
Dean Sibley via google.com - Aug 20, 2021
First night after plane ride. Drinks were great you can eat outside inside and a pouch if you like. They had all sizes of lobsters from 1 1/2 pounds to 4-5 pounds. I had the fish and chips my girl had the fried Oysters lightly breaded cooked just right melt in the mouth.
Thomas DeRonda via google.com - Aug 20, 2021
Wonderful atmosphere. Service was great and over the food was really good. Artichoke crab dip is a must ... read more
John Boccuzzi via google.com - Aug 18, 2021
great food. fantastic service.
Michael Skoog via google.com - Aug 17, 2021
Great place to enjoy a Maine lobster dinner. The lobster was cooked perfect and the services was on point. Great group of servers and waitstaff. Definitely made the lobster dinner that much better. Reasonably priced menu. Good selection of choices and again friendly and great service ....
chris caracciolo via google.com - Aug 17, 2021
Very enjoyable Has nice outside waiting srea.
Stephanie Conlon via google.com - Aug 16, 2021
Fantastic meal and one of the best wait staff we have had in a log time. He knew his product, was very personable and attentive. Amazing dining experience.
Robert Wagner via google.com - Aug 16, 2021
Good food, friendly staff ... read more
Doug Kirk via google.com - Aug 15, 2021
Fantastic service and delicious food! I will definitely be coming back the next time I'm in Maine!
Halo Rodriguez via google.com - Aug 15, 2021
Very nice place for dinner with river view. Friendly staff and nice atmosphere. We had baked stuffed haddock and halibut provencal. All dishes were well made. Local wine was good as well. Highly recommend!
Iya Kuperman via google.com - Aug 15, 2021
Justin is an amazing waiter...had grandparents and kids and a lot of high maintenance ordering. He handled it all with grace and went out of his way with a smile!!
Nathan Whitney via google.com - Aug 15, 2021
Excellent food. The seafood was fresh and cooked to perfection. We sat on the porch overlooking the
Excellent food. The seafood was fresh and cooked to perfection. We sat on the porch overlooking the river. Service was very good and the menu selection offered something for everyone.
the3howells via tripadvisor.com - Aug 14, 2021
Great place, loved everything. Haddock chowder, baked haddock, crab roll, tap beer selection, strawberry pie. All phenomenal. Great service too, and good looking place.
Dmitriy Alergant via google.com - Aug 13, 2021
Overall experience was great—the outdoor space, the food and the server. However more than once we brought up to the staff how outrageous it was to charge an extra $3 for a literal tablespoon of mashed potatoes. The restaurant manager literally said, “ok, thanks”, rather than try to improve the portion size or take it off the bill. T ... read more
Monica Chen via google.com - Aug 13, 2021
Absolutely wonderful dinner . Price is appropriate for what you get service is spot on . I would suggest you get there a little early as they open at 4 pm and we got there right at 4 and there were about 30 people in line . But definitely well worth the stop . We will go back before we leave the area . It was my husband's first time ... read more
Amy Jones via google.com - Aug 12, 2021
We had to wait for almost 2 hours to be seated, but it's worth a waiting. One of the best lobster we've ever had!!!
Tsukasa via google.com - Aug 11, 2021
This place was clearly a hotspot in this small town. I liked the fact that you could wait outside for your table and get drinks. River adds a nice touch of scenery. Live music was just okay. My crab cakes were amazing. Wife got the surf and turf and steak was overcooked so she ate alone once it was recooked. Felt server should h ... read more
Lee Copeland via google.com - Aug 11, 2021
Fantastic food. Great place to eat. Highly recommend ... read more
daniel meltsner via google.com - Aug 10, 2021
Waiting about one hour to seat, but it's worthy. The food and env is very nice.
Chao Chu via google.com - Aug 10, 2021
We ordered the lobster dinner and the hot butter lobster roll, plus appetizers. Our food was SO GOOD! Nice and fresh, great service, and great atmosphere. Would definitely eat here again ... read more
Samantha Strite via google.com - Aug 9, 2021
Great lobster dinner, pretty view ... read more
Barb Goldworm via google.com - Aug 8, 2021
We had clam chowder and split a seafood platter, which is large enough for two. Then key lime pie and y carrot cake for dessert. Yummy!
James Walker via google.com - Aug 8, 2021
Lobster, scallops wrapped in bacon, and steamer clams, that was worth the trip to Maine. If I didnt have to tell you, food was out quick even though we had a 45 nin wait, it was worth it. Justin our server was on the ball, if i needed a refill, of an adult beverage it was there. If I could give this place 6 stars I would.
Mik S via google.com - Aug 6, 2021
Really enjoyed the food and scenery. The service was really good as well. Great lobster.
Tim Keaton via google.com - Aug 6, 2021
The food was served quickly and was delicious. Staff was very pleasant.
Marcia Simonds via google.com - Aug 6, 2021
Perfect lobster and service.
Marilyn Elkins via google.com - Aug 6, 2021
Indoor and outdoor seating. Getting the Lobster Pot is a full meal and good for those skilled at cracking shells. There is also a Lazy man's lobster - pre shelled.
Peter Ternes via google.com - Aug 5, 2021
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