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“Great seafood, excellent atmosphere”
Review of The Lobster Pool

The Lobster Pool
Ranked #17 of 53 Restaurants in Rockport
Price range: US$6 - US$30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Reviewed 5 June 2014

This is where you wanna be to have great lobsters and other seafood on a glorious, late spring day in New England. Great food served cafeteria style with outdoor, picnic-style seating area directly facing the Atlantic ocean is sure to make it a memorable outing. Recommended!

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Thank RoniWDenpasar_Bali
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

We should have known what we were going to get the minute we walked in the door. Very chilly reception from the person at the entrance, and, in general, the staff was unfriendly. The food was very disappointing. Lobster rolls that had no taste. The cole slaw was average. Don't bother or waste your money.

Thank Elena G
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

I live here in Rockport and this is one of the best views! Weekends they have a bonfire and s'mores. Tons of seating inside, outside is where you will have to fight for a picnic table. Food is great! Steamed lobsters, delicatable fried clams, the salads are fresh, my favorite is the Rockporter with walnuts blue cheese and raspberry vinegrette. They also have hot dogs and hamburgers for meat lovers. Homemade desserts. Definitely worth your time to stop. Sunset is super, Busy in the summer! Oh yeah and not sure if they serve alcohol, since we are a moist town. But they do allow you to BYOB! Enjoy!!

Thank Rkptmom
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Reviewed 7 April 2014

What more could you ask for on the coast. Oh yeah..... And the food was real good too. I had the 1.5 lb lobster, steamers, fries clams and fried oysters. Not that they had a sampler, but I wanted a rase of it all. Yeah, it was $100 with a tip, but I had plenty to share with friends. Hit the spot after a 5.5 mile bushwhacking hike in Dogtown. And yes.... it was worth it. Every penny. So do yourself a favor, make the drive to this quaint spot and dig in. I am in central MA and would make the day drive to do it again.

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Thank Jumbo B
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Reviewed 22 February 2014

We have been going to the Lobster pool for about 10 years and up until the past year (2013) everything was always very good to great. The last few visits I will agree with some of the other reviews that half the fries were soggy and the food more greasy overall. We have also noticed that the prices have gone up to the point where it is not a full service restaurant, it is a fish shack atmosphere and you feel like the prices are getting pretty close to full service restaurant. The view it has is to die for but you are still sitting on a porch or a picnic table. It seems they are overwhelmed in trying to serve the amount of people that show up and some of the quality is suffering for it. Trash bins are not being emptied as quickly, it often takes longer than it should to get your food. For all the times we have been to the Lobster Pool the above experiences have been very few in comparison to all the great meals we have had there. I do hope the few downside experiences will not become the regular. We will be going back as soon as convertible weather arrives to give them another try, but if the quality is the same as 2013 I have to say we would not rush back. Hoping we will be pleasantly surprised in 2014.

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Thank Joyce J
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