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“Not at all impressed” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lobster Barn - CLOSED

Lobster Barn
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Fitchburg, Massachusetts, United States
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Not at all impressed”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013

To start on a positive note, the best part of the whole experience was the waitress Noelle.

We went as a party of 9 and were seating rather quickly. Just about all of our food portions were very small, except the Lobster Pie, that was surprisingly full of lobster.

Stuffed mushroom caps was an appetizer special, they were flavorless and the stuffing was bone dry.

The rustic atmosphere was nice, however, the floors were so warped that it make walking a chore. The men's room should also be more than just a single for a place of this size.

This was just my first time here, however, others in our party had been here before and they too agreed the food quality and portions were not what they had been in the past.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Keith D
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  • English first
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English first
Moody
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Behind the Barn - Lobster in the rough”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

We went with a large family as there are outside swings and an area to play. There are also adult horeshoes and bocci courts. Food was OK. Good for a all "atke out and eat on site" place. Service at the bar was worse than poor. For some reason the two women bartenders ignored people waiting to place orders. They were also very slow and had to hand write every drink order on a piece of paper next to the cash register as a sort of log. Weird.

Overall its OK for families until after 8pm. Then it becomes a beer fest.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Tom O
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Putnam, Connecticut
Level Contributor
216 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013 via mobile

Went to the barn for the first time after coming to Maine for lots of summers. Loved the twin lobster dinner and apple crisp for dessert. Good prices and dessert is a must. We will go back

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank cfalz
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Level Contributor
81 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great family restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2013 via mobile

Went there the other night with family. Good food and prices. My teenage girls do not eat a lot so the waitress recommended they order off the children's menu which was great. Big portions so there was plenty of food to go around. Ordered the clam chowder. It is not a thick one like you sometimes find. Was looking for lobster bisque, but was not on the menu. Nice place.would go back anytime.

Visited July 2013
Helpful?
Thank Donna K
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Portland, Maine
Level Contributor
142 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Fun, good local hangout”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2013

I've been here before, once for a class reunion, and then again for supper at the bar with my adult son, but we swung by the other evening for a quick drink and a sandwich after work. The bar area outside is open rain or shine, but even with a pretty significant downpour stays fairly dry and comfortable. Drinks are standard fare...beers-a-plenty, and tall drinks only...no fancy girly drinks like martinis (they'll mix you one, but you get it in a soda glass....). The bartenders are prompt, if not particularly friendly, unless you're a single guy--my only negative vibe. Sandwiches are take-out style, so you go up and order and they call your number. It did take awhile, though. Hubs got the blue cheese burger, which he deemed 'a bit gristly', and I had the chicken caesar wrap. He had a draft and I had a diet coke. Both came with a medium sized order of fries, which were hot and crisp. My wrap was BIG. I could only eat half. The total bill with tip came to just under $30.00.
Parking is plentiful and convenient, as is the Route 1 location. Would be a great spot for after beach drinks and dinner.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank PammieJB
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