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Cook's Lobster House
Lobster Restaurant$$
Today 11:30 am – 9:00 pm
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68 Garrison Cove Rd Bailey Island, ME 04003
68 Garrison Cove RoadUSMaine04003
(207) 833-2818cookslobster.com
$$Lobster Restaurant, Seafood Restaurant
Lobster Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Seafood Wholesaler
Today 11:30 am – 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am – 8:00 pmTuesday 11:30 am – 8:00 pmWednesday 11:30 am – 8:00 pmThursday 11:30 am – 8:00 pmFriday 11:30 am – 9:00 pmSaturday 11:30 am – 9:00 pmSunday 11:30 am – 8:00 pm
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Cook’s Lobster House has been amazing guests for over 50 years. We have inside or outside seating for our guest. We can accommodate gatherings as large as 180 in our cozy, nautical themed dining rooms.
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Boiled lobster dinners & other classics are the draw at this seafood mainstay surrounded by water.- Google
"Potato was under done and cole slaw was bitter."
"Over cooked broiled haddock dinners at $18.00 each."
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Bryan Bayrd
9 months ago
Ordered the Fried Seafood Dinner and my son ordered the Haddock sandwich. What a waste of money! Very small plate of food. They should be embarrassed. Wasn't ever this bad when the original owner was alive.The seafood was also overcooked. They did have good rolls though and the Haddock sandwich seemed all right. Definitely a tourist trap. I would never go again!
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Alex Seise
a year ago
Cook's Lobster House is an institution from my youth. I can't begin to tell you how many long-lasting family stories have either started, happened at or finished in this restaurant. But believe me: this place is worth the hype. First and foremost, the location is incredible, nestled in the harbor between lobster boats, the cribstone bridge and deep navy blue waves. Amazing! The wall of windows in the dining room is fabulous. The food is equally good. I'm a scallops fiend, and every time I've had them here, they are cooked to absolute, tender perfection. Some might bemoan the smaller menus, or the higher prices, but I think they're all worth it in the end: for a perfectly quintessential coastal Maine dinner, come on out to Cook's and behold the delights of the experience. You won't be disappointed! And if you love nostalgia, this is the place to be. The nautical themes in the restaurant haven't changed a bit in years, and it's so comforting to return to this beacon of great memories year after year.
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tim hebert
2 years ago
My wife and I ate their today. What a waste of time and money. Was served stale bread rolls and sour brown coleslaw. Tasted spoiled. Food prices were high, food portions and qaulity low. Wait staff and mangement did not care we were dissatified. Will not return.
Kevin Makarowski
2 years ago
My wife and I drove several hours to eat at Cook's based on a favorable recommendation from a friend. Unfortunately, we were extremely disappointed with the experience. The food was overpriced, while the quality was average. The service was very poor - the waitress completely forget to put our appetizer order in (despite there being only about 6 other patrons in the entire restaurant) and was basically absent for the entire meal. Although the views were very nice (we were seated near a window overlooking the bay), they were obscured by about 2 dozen flies on the inside of the windows. We spent the majority of the visit keeping the flies off of our food. Overall, this place appears to be a tourist trap and a restaurant we will definitely not be recommending to friends visiting from out of state (or locals looking for a day trip). We attempted to address these issues with the hostess but were basically brushed off.
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Harry Matthews
10 months ago
This is a pathetic excuse for a restaurant! First, I'd fire the cook and then the manager would go too on general principles. A lousy meal for two at $70.00. I gave the waiter 15% thinking that it wasn't his fault, but it surely was someone's fault. Mine for one, for not reading the reviews on here first. Two glasses if instant iced iced tea for $2.95 each! A small bowl of thin runny clam chowder with four or five clams for $10.00. The mussels weren't bad, but $14.00 for a small bowl. Over cooked broiled haddock dinners at $18.00 each. Included a small baked potato and a wimpy small dish of french fries. Cole slaw so sour that we couldn't eat it. That's it: $65.90 plus $5.27 tax makes $71.17. We might as well have ordered lobster except that it would have cost twice as much. We then drove on down the road and observed that Morse's Cribstone Grill had a full parking lot. I asked the parent of a young family leaving the restaurant, how it was compared to Cooks. They said NO comparison. I think we will be eating at Morse's next time, never to return to cooks. You've heard of tourist traps before, right? Most of the cars in the lot were from out of state, never to return again.
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Elliot Rosen
a year ago
I have been coming to Cook's off and on for decades usually with visitors in tow because it's scenic. After my last visit in April I vowed never again. I see from the Cook's homepage that they have finally taken note of what they admit is years of customer complaints and lowered their prices. I know what lobstermen have been being paid the last two years. In April it was around $2 per pound. That's what we paid 35 years ago. It has been hovering in the $3 to $4 per pound range for retail for at least the last two years. Imagine my surprise when I got a $30+ bill for a $3 lobster. The server did not say "oh by the way our "market" price is $30." She said nothing. Cook's has been raking in the cash from unsuspecting tourists for years while screwing the local lobstermen. Shame on Cook's owners for their greed and their lack of community caring for the men and women who supply them. I'm glad to see they have lowered their prices; but, it will take some convincing to get me to walk through the door again.
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patty martinez
a year ago
We are from MI where there are no good lobster meals. We had about a half hour drive to get to the restaurant from our hotel, but it was worth it. We ate lobster diners with a second entree. I had fried shrimp.My husband mussels. We had bead, potatoes, soup. All included in the meal. Then my husband also had oysters. Everything was good except the coleslaw tasted too much like vinegar.We stayed around and took pictures of the sun going down. A small way down the road was "Land's End". We took some photos there as well. It was all a very nice experience.
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Robin Porter
a year ago
Not impressed. Pretty sure my "Maine" shrimp were not Maine shrimp, no flavor, very small, probably those imported shrimp from China. Potato was under done and cole slaw was bitter.

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