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Thurston's Lobster Pound

9 Thurston Road, Mount Desert Island, Bernard, ME 04612
+1 207-244-7600
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lobster” (912 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
9 Thurston Road, Mount Desert Island, Bernard, ME 04612
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Usually there for dinner, but stopped for lunch last week... wow! The lobster BLT is great. Toasted wheat bread with tons of lobster chunks and a dark ale... watching the harbor on an early Fall afternoon... doesn't get much better... see you next year, Thurston's!

Thank eastwind
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you love grilled cheese, the crab or lobster grilled cheese is a must...served hot crunchy and delicious..or try the lobster BLT..yum..or their haddock chowder..all served with a view of the iconic working Bass Harbor..

Thank Peg I
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Once you understand the ordering ritual, things so smoothly. Upon entering there's a counter on the left where you place your order and pay. (The menu is in chalk above the counter.) You'll be given a holder with a number that you take to and...More

Thank hankbauer
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you love lobster, this is the place to go. Not fancy, but lobster perfection. They bring them off the boat in the traps, put them in trays by weight, and then cook them for you. Get the dinner as the Blueberry Cake Dessert is...More

Thank Joel W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tonight my wife and i had a nice dinner at Thurstons. We had the Lobster Melts and they were very good.It was very busy but people were getting their food in a timely manor and the scenery of the Harbor was very nice !

Thank John3672
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you eat one place on MDI, eat here. If you're staying in Bar Harbor it might seem like a bit of a haul but it is in every way worth it. Super efficient ordering system, friendly staff, amazing lobster, lobster rolls, mussels, and blueberry...More

Thank SteffieF_NC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I make sure our trips to MDI are planned to allow TWO trips to Thurston's. And we're only here for a week when e come!! It's the only place we eat lobster all year. And it's delicious. Truly! The only thing I...More

Thank Bwolfe
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lobster was amazing- so sweet and cooked perfectly. Read all the reviews and since we were within walking distance we had to go. And we were not disappointed and will go back this week for more. Walked up the ramp to a small line out...More

Thank TennaRotor
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is near our cottage, so as seasonal Bass Harbor residents, we often go there for lobsters. Either the whole lobsters or lobster rolls are always delicious. The price is good too comparing to those other lobsters in busy areas like bar harbor.

Thank Min C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The first time I went to Thurston's, they were closed due to an emergency. I was so disappointed, but I persevered and returned the next day. They rewarded me with the tastiest lobster I ever ate! I will dream about it forever. The only let...More

Thank Karen R
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12 July 2017|
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Response from Thurstons_Lobster | Property representative |
Our tentative closing date is October 15!
12 June 2017|
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Response from Thurstons_Lobster | Property representative |
Hi there! I'm not sure if you're the person who sent an inquiry through our website, but I just responded to that :) The only clams we serve are steamers, since we do not offer any fried foods on the menu!
10 October 2016|
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Response from Thurstons_Lobster | Property representative |
Sunday, October 16th! We'll close at 8 pm.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Waitstaff
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Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
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11:00 - 20:00
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11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Thurston Road, Mount Desert Island, Bernard, ME 04612
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Bernard
  • Phone Number: +1 207-244-7600
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