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Safe and tasty
Union River Lobster Pot has moved its tables apart and added outdoor seating. It also has added lunch. We celebrated a birthday there, outside and distanced. The food was great. We had a range of meals from lobster dinner to a veggie burger and all...More ... read more
H5618CVleslieb via tripadvisor.com - Jul 8, 2020
The food was great and so was the service ... read more
Pat Filipczak via google.com - Jul 7, 2020
Great lobsters, steamers and mussels at reasonable prices ... read more
Steven Berman via google.com - Jul 6, 2020
Iconic and delicious, the Union River lobster pot is my favorite place to get seafood!
Joseph Staruski via google.com - Jul 6, 2020
Fast service, great food!
Shannon Dickinson via google.com - Jul 5, 2020
Really cute place - they're taking all the safety precautions during COVID-19. I also appreciate little wooden spoons instead of plastic.
Lenka Kovalcinova via google.com - Jul 3, 2020
Except for the mandated stuff the food is good and staff helpful ... read more
Debra Ricker via google.com - Jul 2, 2020
Great food, great folks, the Covid situation changes the atmosphere, but I still recommend checking the place out... We will visit again later this summer...
John Stutz via google.com - Jul 1, 2020
Great Take Out
We got two jumbo lobster rolls (they're HUGE), clam chowder and fries. Absolutely amazing. Quick and friendly service.
Tim V via tripadvisor.com - Jun 27, 2020
A perfect setting for a pandemic-safe dining
We had lunch at Union River shortly after they opened for the 2020 season when everything has changed. Their strategy for providing a Covid-safe environment and a satisfying dining experience is a winner! We were greeted outside, provided with a menu and directed inside to...More ... read more
MittenHed via tripadvisor.com - Jun 24, 2020
First time here. Food was delicious. I got the fried haddock. Was light and flaky and could tell it was extremely fresh. Very delicious. Staff was extremely helpful and friendly. I will definitely be back and I highly reccomend this place.
Miranda Runge via google.com - Jun 21, 2020
We had a date night here on opening night of the season 2020. We had the Lobster BLT, Lobster Stew and the Grilled Pepper Sausage and Pepper Sandwich. All three were absolutely phenomenal. We also had a piece of blueberry pie for dessert and it was the best I've had! The owner even stopped by our table to check on us which was a nice ... read more
Katie McKinney via google.com - Jun 17, 2020
Today was the first time we have ...
Today was the first time we have ventured out to dine since COVID 19 arrived.  It was our 30th anniversary and we thought it was time to get out. I chose Union River Lobster Pot because of the outdoor seating and location by the river.  First let me say that as for being safe and sanitary this place is doing it right.  Directions are ... read more
Fred J. via yelp.com - Jun 17, 2020
My friends and I ate here while visiting Maine for the first time! Great little spot. The food was excellent, the service was safe and also extremely helpful and very friendly. We loved the experience. Thank you Union River Lobster Pot!
Kaitlyn Gallemore via google.com - Jun 14, 2020
The food and service were both excellent!! If you are looking for some very flavorful seafood that is fresh and delicious, this is the place to go!
Rebecca B via google.com - Jun 14, 2020
the pot is smoked by the lobsters not the other way around ... read more
Ryan Braley via google.com - Mar 17, 2020
I was blown away by the food here!!! ...
I was blown away by the food here!!! I got the lazy lobster in drawn butter, WOW YUM!!! The steak was also delicious and the vegetables were cooked to perfection! Rice pilaf has a great flavor!!! The fried seafood platter was also fantastic, had a nice variety and wasn't too breaded or greasy!!! Everything was amazing, I would highly ... read more
Caleigh E. via yelp.com - Mar 8, 2020
Every time I visit Maine I come to this restaurant. The food is so delicious and the prices are reasonable. The wait staff is wonderful and I can’t wait to visit again!!
Rachel Rachel via google.com - Feb 29, 2020
The view is uncanny ... read more
Tom Richards via google.com - Feb 29, 2020
Cool little local spot ... read more
Cj M via google.com - Nov 30, 2019
Better than Bar Harbor Restrauants
Great setting a short distance from Bar Harbor. If you want a great "Lob-Sta" meal you cannot beat the UR Lobster Pot. Wide menu, with outside seating along the river. Best meal of our 3 week Canadian/East Coast Trip !
921barryl via tripadvisor.com - Nov 30, 2019
Was traveling for work and happened to stop here for a late supper. This was a WONDERFUL surprise. The lobster dinner was delicious, and the blueberry pie was as delicious as everyone will no doubt tell you it is! Save room and have the pie!!!! Was one of my favorite meals during my trip; simple and heavenly!
Melissa Farrell via google.com - Nov 30, 2019
Loved this place ❤️ ... read more
Christine Eister via google.com - Nov 30, 2019
lobster YUMM
We stopped by here while on a family vacation to enjoy some fresh Maine lobster. we had a large group and were seated very quickly with a waitress who was very attentive .and informitive about the menu. Not All in our party were getting lobster...More ... read more
sj0iner via tripadvisor.com - Nov 20, 2019
Have to visit 2 or 3 times a summer!
The best lobster in Downeast Maine and their Margaritas are great! This is a destination for us 2 or 3 times a summer. Just wish they were open year round.
Skip T via tripadvisor.com - Nov 6, 2019
Un beau et bon homard, une grande salle très agréable dans un endroit calme, au-dessus d'une belle rivière mouvementée. Dessert trop sucré. Serveuse adorable. N'ouvre que pendant la belle saison, jusqu'au 20 octobre cette année, et de 17h à 20h30. Pensez à arriver tôt en fin de semaine car on faisait la queue à 16h55...
Kiré Sooj via google.com - Oct 31, 2019
Staff is very friendly and the food is excellent ... read more
Kathie Lyn Carmichael via google.com - Oct 31, 2019
Our drinks and food were great. The service was fast and friendly.
Chizuru Stanley via google.com - Oct 31, 2019
Not sure how to describe it, great customer service. Lobster obviously fresh. Salad was good too. Blueberry pie...very good. Typing this up is making me hungry. Wish food was this good in Los Angeles ... read more
Stephen Lam via google.com - Oct 31, 2019
The lobster was fresh and delicious. They usually serve it with a side of fries and coleslaw.
Pranay Bharadwaj via google.com - Oct 31, 2019
Delicious meal, fantastic service would definitely come again when visiting the area!
Patti Dotseth via google.com - Oct 31, 2019
food was so fresh and delicious. very good service. a clean restaurant and clean bathroom.
Behnaz Khoshand via google.com - Oct 31, 2019
Shared a 3 1/2 pound lobster with my mom and a bottle of wine with my sister. Service was spectacular! They split the bill without us asking. Amazing view. A do over for sure.
sstadlerwi via google.com - Oct 31, 2019
We drove 600 miles just to dine here. Excellent food. Fabulous service Highly recommend ... read more
Richard Sunday via google.com - Oct 31, 2019
Nice find. Indoor seating. Food was good & generous portions.
Denise Diresta via google.com - Oct 31, 2019
Great, end of season ... read more
Kathy England via google.com - Oct 31, 2019
Great service and great food!
Ashley Smith via google.com - Oct 31, 2019
Great clam chowder ... read more
Steve Short via google.com - Oct 31, 2019
Lobster! Lobster!! Lobster!!! And the bowl of clam chowder was awesome, too. Been here before, and will always be back when in this corner of Maine. Soup appetizers and lobsters were under $100 for us less tip. No alcohol for us this time. Loved the raspberry iced tea. Excellent service in a casual setting and great outdoors enviro ... read more
Alex Mishkovsky via google.com - Oct 31, 2019
It took 30 mins wait time at 6.30pm, and it was all worthy. We ordered 2x 1 & 1/4 lb lobsters with came with sizable portion of fries. The lobsters were simply delicious and the fries were good too. The owners were very friendly who came chatted with us about Singapore separately. Great restaurant and highly recommended for anyone vi ... read more
PF Yuen via google.com - Oct 31, 2019
Great swordfish!
Kevin Short via google.com - Oct 31, 2019
Enjoyed my first lobster dinner near the end of their season. Very friendly staff and very good food.
Yianni Galiatsatos via google.com - Oct 31, 2019
The service was good and the clam chowder is amazing. However, the lobster Mac and cheese was very bland.
Diana Stutts via google.com - Oct 31, 2019
Yummy seafood and great river views!
Chelsea True via google.com - Oct 31, 2019
Great food.
Excellent food. Great staff. Ate outside where our dogs were also welcome. They even brought water for the dogs.
Leonard S via tripadvisor.com - Oct 22, 2019
Always a great choice
We managed to stop by on their last weekend opened for the 2019 season. The food is always great and the service is impeccable. We always enjoy this restaurant.
Boilrmkr via tripadvisor.com - Oct 21, 2019
Truly one of our best meals in Maine to date!
We began with the house salad which was freshly prepared, super crisp lettuce and other items...I got the cranberry dijon dressing which I found to be spectacular...fresh, unusual and a welcome change to run of the mill, commonplace dressings. Both my husband and I ordered...More ... read more
lynne h via tripadvisor.com - Oct 19, 2019
1st Whole lobster meal
The wait wasn't bad, we were able to have a drink while we waited. The Lobster was good, although I'm not sure I was eating it correctly. I don't know if the shell was supposed to be soft, but that made it somewhat difficult to...More ... read more
Charlie W via tripadvisor.com - Oct 19, 2019
Wonderful meal
My husband and I were visiting here and a local suggested we eat here. They were only going to be open 2 more days because they close from mid October until June. We went and were very glad we did. We both had the lobster...More ... read more
Jackie W via tripadvisor.com - Oct 18, 2019
Great place to get an authentic Maine Lobster dinner
I've eaten at the Union River Lobster pot three times this summer and each time was very good. I love the authentic atmosphere and low key Mainer ambiance. Feels like a nice restaurant without being pretentious. The Lobsters are perfectly cooked and priced reasonably with...More ... read more
982bradm via tripadvisor.com - Oct 17, 2019
End of Season Visit
We walked right in and we're seated. Appetizers included clam chowder soup, mussels and stuffed mushrooms. The clam chowder soup needed a little seasoning, but other two items were excellent. The entrees included the pile of clams, lobster pie, lazy lobster and 1 1/2 pound...More ... read more
Lois O via tripadvisor.com - Oct 17, 2019
Worth the trip!
Lobster was fresh and appetizing. The people were cooking lobsters right outside entrance. This is why you come to Maine!
Fearless102718 via tripadvisor.com - Oct 17, 2019
Amazing meal!!  Bisque was good ...
Amazing meal!!  Bisque was good. Lobster can't get any bigger, plus corn, potatoes, Cole slaw. All delicious!!
George d. via yelp.com - Oct 14, 2019
Delicious
Last minute visit! It was recommended by our hotel front desk attendant, and we are sure glad we listened! It was an experience we will never forget! Delicious food!!!
Cjjap via tripadvisor.com - Oct 13, 2019
Wonderful dinner with friends in the area
We went to the Lobster Pot with two other couples who live in the area but had never been to this restaurant. We went early enough (515pm) so we did not have to wait for a table, They are only open from 5-80pm. The service...More ... read more
IP3806 via tripadvisor.com - Oct 9, 2019
By far, a wonderful place to go ...
By far, a wonderful place to go.
Food quality and service were top notch.
Be prepared to wait a bit to get seated. Will definitely be back when we are in the area!
Garry M. via yelp.com - Oct 7, 2019
First dinner in Maine
We arrived in Maine today and checked trip advisor. We were going to bar harbor but lots of restaurants seem to close early or close early on Sunday. This place closed at 8:30 so off we went. The wait was around 45 minutes but we...More ... read more
on_to_the_next_pl via tripadvisor.com - Oct 6, 2019
2nd time lucky
This establishment does not take reservations, so after failing to get in on our first visit we arrived early the next night. We were not disappointed with wait. Our table overlooked the Union river, after enjoying the local beer I received my starter of prawns...More ... read more
KingsleyRoyal via tripadvisor.com - Oct 1, 2019
Food and service were very good!
Marc Salveson via google.com - Sep 30, 2019
We came with 8 people, aged 15 months to 70+ years. Wait staff was more than accommodating, it's in a nice location, and we all really enjoyed our meals. Those who had the blueberry pie said it was one of the best they've had! We are planning to come back before we head home from vacation.
Amanda McComas via google.com - Sep 30, 2019
Food is amazing. Just wish they open earlier than 5 ... read more
Toya Brown via google.com - Sep 30, 2019
Great place to eat , very clean ,friendly service. The best clam chowder we ever had ... read more
Thomas Pelletier via google.com - Sep 30, 2019
You have to eat here!!
Chuck Winters via google.com - Sep 30, 2019
Fabulous place! Loved talking with the gentleman cooking the lobsters! Really super guy!!! Dinner was delicious! My first fully cooked lobster. I learned how to crack it, eat it and enjoyed it all!!!
Chuck&Karen Dixon via google.com - Sep 30, 2019
Good food ... read more
Carolyn Mendoza via google.com - Sep 30, 2019
Best lobster pie ever ... read more
Deighton Lewis via google.com - Sep 30, 2019
Luckily got right in on Labor Day. Good portion size and great food. The atmosphere was just what you expect a Maine lobster shack should be.
jeremy banks via google.com - Sep 30, 2019
Delicious food and drink. Warm and friendly atmosphere. Had the chowder, lobster roll, and blueberry pie. Everything was excellent! Dont miss the blueberry pie... the crust alone was to die for! Service was friendly and fast. Highly recommend if you are in the area.
Johnna Fay via google.com - Sep 30, 2019
Plenty of food excellent clam chowder ... read more
mark demers via google.com - Sep 30, 2019
We tried this place while driving through Ellsworth and it was great. We got there one hour before closing but they were still cooking lobsters outside instead of packing up like some restaurants. We ordered a whole lobster, lobster rolls, and clam chowder. The whole lobster was great. The others items were just ok. The chowder was p ... read more
David Wang via google.com - Sep 30, 2019
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