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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 3435 reviews
JD West
15:10 27 Oct 22
A great Maine lobster experience. I ordered the chicken salad and it was great. My table also ordered the captains feast (I think that's what it was called) it looked good and he enjoyed it throughly. There was several people chowing down on lobster so I think it's safe to say they know their way around a lobster.Every staff member was very kind and approachable. Seriously the staff must be treated well because they were all joking with each other and the positive atmosphere is felt.10/10 will definitely eat here again if I'm ever in Maine.
Barbara Oliveira
02:15 23 Oct 22
The best lobster food I ever had. Very fresh and you can taste the difference from all the lobster you had around the us it is very fresh and not overpriced it was around 36 for a 1lbs and a 1/4. I had the lobster stew that was amazing and also calamari. I ate a lot but it was so worth it. Couldn’t be happier with my choice of where to have the best lobster in Maine. Also it was a Monday and there was life music. It was amazing.
jason molidor
17:59 09 Sep 22
I know this spot is on all the tourist lists. There is a reason, and it isn’t just because it is at the waterfront. It is delicious. I’d recommend trying to get there at a non-peak hour to grab an outside seat. There is an ample bar as well as lobsters!
Karen Joseph
04:05 03 Sep 22
We loved the casual vibe of this place. You order at the counter and seat yourself. There were a few seats available, even on a Friday night, and it was very convenient that this place was open late till 10pm. The live music was also very nice! We got the twin steamed lobsters... The price was very reasonable and the lobsters were excellent!
Marina Orlova
20:38 16 Aug 22
Nice place. My boyfriend and I were traveling and we decided to have lunch at this place. It was crowded but I was surprised that we were sited so fast, we waited only 20 minutes. They have an interesting system, you need to place an order and get your order number after that you are going back to the host, and she places you puts you on the waiting list. We ordered two lobsters and they were great. This place is also dog friendly, if you decide to come with your dog they will let you do that. We were with our dog and had no issues. They have a real band playing, maybe they play only on Sundays because were there on Sunday but it was nice.
John Martin
21:13 09 Aug 22
Great spot. I was on a tight budget and taking a trip to Maine for my daughters birthday. One of the biggest things I was looking forward to was an order of steamers. I'm from the Northeast originally but living in Texas and haven't been able to get my hands on any in years. I'm not sure if the mix-up was on me or not, but when I ordered the clams they came out fried when I was hoping for steamed. I wasn't going to be able to afford to reorder them correctly if that's what it came to. But the manager came over and took care of it no problem. I got my steamers on the water and they were delicious.Thank you for helping make our little vacation that much better!
Frank Hong
02:29 09 Jul 22
Prices are pretty reasonable considering this is the water front. We caught some lobster on the lucky catch lobstering and they cooked it for us for a small fee. The time we went was pretty perfect and beat the rush coming in. Everyone enjoyed their food. I tried the blue berry beer which was very light. The place lacked service, you find your own table and get your own water type of deal.
Josh Egan
10:44 08 Jul 22
If you are looking for incredible, traditional, seaside lobster rolls, go no further! We both had this as our intro to Portland lobster, and there was so much meat packed into one little bun! The lobster was fresh and packed with flavor! Make sure you sit on the water, as it just adds to the wonderful experience. We will be back!
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  • Monday11:00 AM - 09:00 PM
  • Tuesday11:00 AM - 09:00 PM
  • Wednesday11:00 AM - 09:00 PM
  • Thursday11:00 AM - 09:00 PM
  • Friday11:00 AM - 09:00 PM
  • Saturday11:00 AM - 09:00 PM
  • Sunday11:00 AM - 09:00 PM
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