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For several years, the Portland Lobster Company has offered the very freshest Maine seafood, live entertainment and the best view in all of Portland!

Picture yourself choosing from our full menu including “Maine’s Best Lobster Roll,” lobster dinners, steamers, fried clams and chowder, salads and wraps, appetizers, and local desserts; then stopping by our outdoor tented bar for an ice-cold locally brewed beer or a glass of fine wine which you can enjoy at our sit-down bar or on our lengthy dock overlooking the gorgeous Portland Harbor in the heart of the Old Port.

Come on down to the Portland Lobster Company, located on the waterfront on Portland’s bustling Commercial Street, where the music is live, the food is always fresh and delicious and the view is the best in town! “Get Crackin!”


Based on 3686 reviews
David Rienties
Great little place right on the pier.Plenty of seating outside, and they even have a shelter for less pleasant days.The seafood chowder and lobster rolls were delicious 😋. Staff were helpful and friendly. There is a restroom to use.
Rebecca Bouldin
Quick and easy to order at the bar. When other places had a 3 hour wait, we were able to order and sit down right away. It’s on the water, so a bit chilly, but they had a heated tent with picnic tables. Lobster roll was good, but calamari lacked flavor. Overall a good experience.
Christopher Sund
We had dinner at the Portland Lobster Company. All of us had their lobster roll. It was delicious! The lobster roll was freshly buttered on garlic bread before brought out to us and served with their fries. Great place to enjoy Maine lobster by the pier.
Eric Ward
The food was fantastic! The lobster BLT was mouthwatering. The jumbo crab cake was delicious. My wife had the cheese burger which was good. The sea salt fries were very good as well.
Conor Howard
I was craving a clam roll after work, but the only parking I could find was “questionable.” So I asked the host how long it would take to get one to go. She said 10 minutes. I ordered and ten minutes later, I had some of the best fried clam I’ve ever had. It was nice and fresh, and not overbreaded. Would love to go back for a sit down meal, as the place is in a great spot.
J. Barrett
Overall very positive experience, this place does get really busy in the evening especially on the weekends. You can expect a short wait to get a high top table after you place your order. I can only speak to the lobster roll and fries, both of which were pretty tasty. Likely could be improved with a little more flavoring on the lobster, but it definitely was fresh tasting!!
Harry Ballas
We love going there and the food is fresh , we had the scallops roll and they were amazing and sweet, the only draw up I’m giving 4 stars to the cashier. We didn’t know we needed our receipt to get our drinks at the bar (especially when she handed it to me and I said to trash it) could have spoken up. Lesson learned and that won’t happen again and won’t stop us going again.
Gurleen Kaur
A fantastic way to spend some time water/front in Portland! The lobster was fantastic and the location of the restaurant was unbeatable! The weather was great when we ate outside and the lobster and fish were so fresh, not to mention the great beer! The staff was so friendly and would recommend to anyone visiting Portland! It’s located right downtown, walking distance to other cute shops as well!
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