Portland Lobster Company

Portland Lobster Company

Seafood Restaurant
180 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101, United States
Open until 10:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 11:00 AM–10:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Beer, Full Bar
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 227 votes

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    Kirill S.
    "great spot in Old Port, enjoyed the lobster rolls and local beer."(39 Tips)
    jen f.
    "fresh lobster, cole slaw, corn on the cob and fries."(5 Tips)
    David B.
    "The two lobster meal is great."(2 Tips)
    "Awesome Lobster Rolls, delicious local beers, and live music!"(4 Tips)
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  • outdoor seating
  • scenic views
  • beer
  • music
  • clams
  • lively
  • casual
  • french fries
  • picnic tables
  • sandwiches
  • authentic
  • great value
  • onion rings
  • shrimp wraps
  • trendy
  • good service
  • crab cakes
  • good for groups
  • cole slaw
  • family-friendly
  • Karen M.

    Make sure you order first then ask for a table outside! While you wait check for a high top by the music! It's a little loud out there. Great Maine lobster!

    Karen Muka · 2 weeks ago
  • Cristina F.

    Amazing fresh lobster & losbter rolls! I recommend 100%

    Cristina Fernandez · 2 weeks ago
  • Jacopo S.

    Una delle migliori aragoste Mai assaggiate! Bellississima atmosfera con musica live! Da provare!

    Jacopo Sobrero · 3 weeks ago
  • Ashlee W.

    Giant portions of awesome food! Not a long wait, and plenty of tables outside to enjoy the view from! The staff are all very friendly too!

    Ashlee Webster · July 19
  • David B.

    The two lobster meal is great.

    David Bates · July 8
  • Samantha L.

    The lobster rolls aren't flavorful, the bread is dry, but the actual lobster meat is good.

    Samantha Lopez · July 3
  • Jennifer S.

    just your standard lobster roll here with melted butter on the side. still delicious & the fried scallops are a must!

    Jennifer Shin · June 30
  • Liam N.

    Best Lobstah Roll & Best Seafood Restaurant (Best of Portland '15, Portland Phoenix) "… offers Maine’s main dish with a waterfront view. Some of the best bands around … jam at the ocean backdrop"

    Liam Nee · June 29
  • *iVy

    Waterfront lobster roll with a beer, listening to live music during sunset. Was a fantastic time! Best one I've had!

    *iVy · June 28
  • KT H.

    Ridiculously good lobster roll! Get there early because there was a wait, but worth it (plus drinks on the pier while waiting? Yes, please!)

    KT Hart · June 28
  • Jennifer Y.

    the lobster roll was alright, not really worth the long wait but certainly worth the view and chill vibes on the back patio!

    Jennifer Yip · June 24
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    Tianzhou Ye · May 25
  • Ross M.

    What a great place for a Lobster Roll - Cold beer - live music and good view. I wish they were open year round!

    Ross Maniaci · February 21
  • Jeremy Y.

    Lobster roll and clams

    Jeremy Yabut · January 29
  • dawn.in.newyork

    Nice location to stop by and have a quick and delish lobster roll lunch for tourists.

    dawn.in.newyork · January 28
  • Nick

    Live music days are great

    Nick · January 23
  • Mathew S.

    Closed until May 2015

    Mathew Snyder · January 2
  • Jeff E.

    Great food, we lucked out but it can get crowded, quickly. But definitely worth it.

    Jeff E · November 3, 2014
  • Todd L.

    Had the lobster roll with mayo. Excellent! Will try the lobster roll with butter next time!

    Todd Libby · October 11, 2014
  • Craig R.

    Remember, don't throw the lobster crackers away. Making this public service announcement as we did... sorry

    Craig R · October 3, 2014
  • Brent G.

    The fish sandwich was outstanding. Beautiful day sitting on the water eating seafood.

    Brent Gatewood · September 23, 2014
  • Tiffany

    my favourite spot of the weekend!

    Tiffany · September 13, 2014
  • Greg G.

    Good lobster roll (comes with fries too, which seems to be rare around here) Corn on the cob very good. Great view. Local beers. And reasonably priced.

    Greg G · September 8, 2014
  • Jessica G.

    The Maine shrimp wrap was yummy and I loved the corn on the cob! Plus they have the best buzzers. :)

    Jessica G. · September 5, 2014
  • Meg S.

    One of my favorite outdoor seating areas in Portland. Love the food, the music, and the overall atmosphere.

    Meg Shea · September 1, 2014
  • Cindy C.

    If you dont eat seafood dont came here. Food is not all that. Its like a tourist trap and I didn't see anything special about it. There is no waitress and you have to carry your order to the table

    Cindy C. · August 31, 2014
  • Julieta F.

    Always come back here for their clam chowder

    Julieta Fung · August 31, 2014
  • Todd R.

    Lobster roll, fried shrimp, local beers

    Todd Radano · August 27, 2014
  • Florian B.

    Crowded and noisy, service difficult to understand for a foreigner, but good quality and ok prices

    Florian B · August 24, 2014
  • Brent S.

    Lobsta rool.

    Brent Smith · August 17, 2014
  • Maeve D.

    Great atmosphere! The lobster rolls and lobster dinners are delicious and fun to eat while listening to the live music

    Maeve Daly · August 16, 2014
  • Mati L.

    Great outdoor space.

    Mati Luik · August 13, 2014
  • Kathryn M.

    Lobsters with mom happy birthday to me

    Kathryn M · August 12, 2014
  • William N.

    Haddock sandwich, French fries, and a lemonade are perfect on a summer night in Portland.

    William Nelligan · August 10, 2014
  • Claire C.

    40 minute wait for a lobster roll.

    Claire Castleman · August 7, 2014
  • Epicurious

    The fresh lobster meat has a slight buttery glaze and is nestled into a toasted and buttered bun. The accompanying fries are crispy and just too delicious to pass up. Read more

    Epicurious · August 3, 2014
  • Caroline C.

    Great place to listen to a local band play and enjoy Maine's famous lobsters!

    Caroline Chung · August 1, 2014
  • Rachel B.

    Not the best lobster roll. Pretty view at least and convenient location

    Rachel B · July 30, 2014
  • Melissa E.

    Sign in first. Order food 5 minutes after that way you are guaranteed a seat once u get ur food. Awesome view and lobster feast!

    Melissa Encarnacion · June 30, 2014
  • Mike S.

    Drove over an hour to try the lobster roll. Would drive 2+ hours if in the area in the future. Amazing food, all chunky lobster meat in the lobster roll!

    Mike Seilback · June 17, 2014
  • Mi L.

    Best seafood on our New England trip! Plus great seating outside by the sea.

    Mi Lo · May 22, 2014
  • Kyle M.

    The Lobster Roll and Lobster Stew were exceptional!!

    Kyle M · May 15, 2014
  • Andrew M.

    The sea burger was great. Like a crab-cake sandwhich but clams instead!

    Andrew Mauney · May 9, 2014
  • Jeremy K.

    Great spot to drink a cold beer while staring at the ocean. They also have live music

    Jeremy Krantz · May 8, 2014
  • Josephene

    Try to sit in outdoors tent in the middle between the heat lanterns, so you can enjoy your meal in cozy warmth next to the live band playing!

    Josephene · October 28, 2013
  • Lauren I.

    live music, drinks, and fresh seafood on the water - you can't ask for much more. everyone said to try the lobster roll - so glad I did! it was outrageously good!!

    Lauren Ianuzi · August 19, 2013
  • Jacqueline N.

    Lobster rolls yeeeha!

    Jacqueline N. · August 3, 2013
  • Harlan C.

    On top of great seafood—and really friendly staff—the chicken tenders are awesome

    Harlan Cutshall · July 2, 2013
  • Thomas L.

    Great crab cakes!!!

    Thomas Lemieux · June 9, 2013
  • Denise W.

    Love lobster

    Denise Wilcox · May 26, 2013

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