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Guilford Lobster Pound

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505A Old Whitfield St, Guilford, CT 06437-3443
+1 203-453-6122
12:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Thu 12:00 - 17:00
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 18:00
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Guilford, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Picnic tables with umbrellas on open deck over inner waterway in marshy area. Fresh and a good amount of lobster meat on a hot dog bun, not too many choices of condiments to add to it. Way more lobster meat than those places for best lobster rolls written up in travel brochures for Maine as #1-5. I took a trip... More 

Thank kjandlinda
Middletown, Connecticut
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Super place, friendly fast service. Outside picnic tables, cash only, location is superb and food is great. No pressure to leave even though service is super fast. Check Hours and season for when they are open! Will go back next summer for sure!

Thank sgwils
New York City, New York
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Let's get down to business - the lobster role is great. Hunks of lobster meat, butter, toasted hot dog bun. The traditional style. And they do it good. The scenery is perfect as well - on a dock where the marsh land gives way to the harbor. Surrounded by moored sailing boats. Very peaceful vibe.

Thank Charles S
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Great little place on the water in Guilford with picnic tables and BYOB. Limited menu...but...it is a lobster pound so eat Lobster! Fresh off the boat. Family run place with nice people. Good luck in Grad school girls. Reasonable prices. Parking can be tight but it is waterfront...the huge Guilford point parking is steps away.

Thank good4us
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

The Lobster Pound has a limited menu, is BYOB and you dine off of picknic tables outside. The hot lobster rolls are excellent. It is on a dock that used to serve lobster boats at one time, and is next to a small marina. The kitchen is very basic (and is located outside under an umbrella), but the food was... More 

Thank William B
Fairfield, Connecticut
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26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Very cool place. Picnic tables right in the Marina. Nice views all around. Everyone there was friendly and the service very efficient. Great lobster roll at a fair price. We didn't know it was BYOB. Cash only. Look forward to returning next time we are in the area.

Thank John_Michele_Ct
Guilford, Connecticut
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

This place has the very best hot lobster rolls. The meat is tender and flavorful with not too much butter. You can't beat the location of it sitting right on the docks and though it's a limited menu they well your cooler and you sitting and enjoy a nice time drinking your BYOB. They have grill cheese and hamburgers and... More 

Thank livetobeach
St Ives, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Only open during the summer. This is somewhere to pop into for a snack fresh seafood lunch. The hot lobster rolls are brilliant, sitting at a table overlooking the small Guilford marina and out to sea. It does not get much better.

Thank Tony S
Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Yes -- the best! You get to sit on a dock, be served by very friendly people and eat the best lobster roll you'll get anywhere. A butter soaked toasted roll, lobster that is perfectly done (not over done like many more expensive upscale restaurants) -- nothing more, nothing less. Perfect!

Thank Lgilgirl
glastonbury, ct
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Simple spot to have a lobster roll while enjoying the Ct shoreline. Very limited menu but the best lobster roll I've had. Much better than Abbott's

Thank TrishGlastonbury_Ct

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 505A Old Whitfield St, Guilford, CT 06437-3443
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Guilford
  • Phone Number: +1 203-453-6122
We specialize in a fresh caught steamy lobster roll made to order. Also fresh clam chowder made daily, homemade stuffed clams. Not in the mood for seafood? Grab a nice hot dog by the sea and enjoy the view on our award winning deck overlooking the beautiful guilford harbor and long island sound.

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