Portland Lobster Company

Portland Lobster Company

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
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

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  • band playing
  • lobsta
  • scenic views
  • outdoor seating
  • beer
  • clams
  • music
  • french fries
  • sandwiches
  • picnic tables
  • onion rings
  • great value
  • shrimp wraps
  • scallops
  • crab cakes
  • cole slaw
  • chicken fingers
  • lemonade
  • burgers
  • vegetarian food
  • Epicurious

    Not all lobster rolls are created equal, but this one has fresh lobster meat with a slight buttery glaze and is nestled into a toasted and buttered bun with just the right amount of mayo.

    Epicurious · November 17, 2010
  • Rebecca M.

    The tip from Epicurious is erroneous; the lobster roll here is dressed only with a drizzle of butter, no mayo at all. In any case: DELICIOUS!!! :)

    Rebecca Moi · July 5, 2012
  • Jordan A.

    Lobster. Roll.

    Jordan Anderson · May 18, 2011
  • Ethan M.

    The best Lobster Rolls!

    Ethan Morgan · June 9, 2010
  • Donna S.

    Lobsta roll!!

    Donna Slaboda · August 4, 2010
  • Find. Eat. Drink.

    Recommended by local chef Erik Desjarlais: "They have an outdoor deck right on the water, freezing cold beers, and a lobster roll worthy of a James Beard award."

    Find. Eat. Drink. · December 4, 2011
  • Raleigh W.

    Lobster Roll!

    Raleigh Werner · August 29, 2011
  • Vito L T.

    Try the lobster rolls

    Vito L Tanzi · August 13, 2011
  • Charlie

    Now I see why they won the 2011 Lobster Roll contest! They give you "a lot" of lobster and it's perfectly cooked!! This is a must try!!!

    Charlie · July 3, 2011
  • Denise W.

    Love lobster

    Denise Wilcox · May 26, 2013
  • a A.

    Yum lobster roll

    a A · October 24, 2010
  • 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
  • Thomas L.

    Great crab cakes!!!

    Thomas Lemieux · June 9, 2013
  • Katie M.

    Amazing fresh lobster that you can eat right on a pier and listen to live music. You order your food from the bar and then pick it up after your plastic lobster lights up.

    Katie Miller · September 13, 2011
  • Find. Eat. Drink.

    One of the best lobster rolls, hands down.

    Find. Eat. Drink. · October 2, 2010
  • Kristel H.

    Pete Kilpatrick Band playing Summer eve shows on the deck: 7/9, 7/18, 7/24, 8/22, 8/28, 9/6. Read more

    Kristel Hayes · June 16, 2010
  • 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
  • Daawnii

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

    Daawnii · 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 S.

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

    Jessica S. · 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
  • 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

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