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Estes Lobster House

1906 Harpswell Neck Rd, Harpswell, ME 04079-3324
+1 207-833-6340
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
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“twin lobsters” (11 reviews)
“onion rings” (13 reviews)
“steamers” (11 reviews)
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American, Seafood
££ - £££
1906 Harpswell Neck Rd, Harpswell, ME 04079-3324
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The prices and menu offerings are pretty typical for lobster houses in the mid-coast of Maine. Lot of shellfish, several fish dishes, very standard fare, at an extremely reasonable price point. Respectable beer selection for a restaurant of this type, although not "extensive" by contemporary...More

Thank TigerGirl0
Reviewed 5 days ago

Fairly good sized restaurant. Seafood was fresh and tasted very good. Average prices for seafood in the area.

Thank 76,543
Reviewed 6 days ago

we had a delicious dinner, excellent appetizers and very friendly staff here. we were seated quickly and the server was friendly and efficient. all the staff were so friendly to the children, showing them around the various displays and even brought out a lobster to...More

Thank oldsaturn5
Reviewed 1 week ago

Estes is one of those wonderful little gems you visit by accident and find yourself returning to over and over again. Great food and unique local craft brew selection make relaxing by the ocean on a warm summer day just perfect. The crew at Estes...More

Thank randysaint57
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Estes has a new owner who has made this the best restaurant in Harpswell. Great food with large portions and awesome service! From the moment that you are greeted with a smile at the door to the time you leave feeling happy and full you...More

Thank Terry L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Estes is perfectly located at the water's edge in Harpswell. Along with the scenery is their lobster special, 2 for $19.95. The lobsters are tender, most delicious. And the owner heard I was celebrating my birthday and provided a strawberry shortcake with staff singing Happy...More

Thank Nicolepb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can't beat the 2 lobster Special!!! These people go above and beyond to make your visit memorable. Friendly and accommodating wait staff as well as excellent food! Clam chowder to die for! We had my older parents and they wanted lobsters. Being in their...More

Thank Durham_native
Reviewed 11 September 2016

I have been her 4-5 times and have to say this is good place to eat. Good lobster, good chowder, good fish sandwich, good beers on tap... great view, very good service - fun decor!

Thank pepelevoo
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Went mid-day for a late lunch and sat outside. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive. The lobster stew and calamari were amazing! The homemade mac and cheese was disappointing as it was pretty dry. The lobster roll was also a little dry. The atmosphere...More

Thank RN455
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Estes is a short walk from the summer cottage we rent and I hit Estes every summer for a few key items. Number 1 on my list are the Maine (soft-shell) steamers. They do them to a turn - better than any other place I...More

Thank nlbergie
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Price on triple lobster dinner?
21 July 2016|
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Response from terryO_10 | Reviewed this property |
At some restaurants yes it is! But considering the price of lobster off the boat is ALMOST half the price of steak from the store it makes me wonder what the cattlemen are getting per pound for beef!! I feel under $30 bucks... More
Mike B
Do you sleep at night, charging the prices that you do. Our family (4) had lunch there Sat. nothing grand- 200.$ w/tip. You had us as captive way out there (nowhere else to go) and you know it . How can you operate as a restaurant w/out running water??
26 May 2015|
Response from Bonnie H | Reviewed this property |
they have running water. and of cause there are other places to go. I do not know what you had for lunch. But you also have to understand they close on Labor day and do not reopen until Memorial Day. So any place you... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1906 Harpswell Neck Rd, Harpswell, ME 04079-3324
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Harpswell
  • Phone Number: +1 207-833-6340
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