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Thurston's Lobster Pound

Steamboat Wharf Rd.
Bernard, ME, 04612, United States
TEL: (207) 244-7600

About a 30-minute drive from the tourist traps of Bar Harbor, this no-frills waterfront seafood joint specializes in reasonably priced, freshly caught lobsters. Overlooking the boats on Bass Harbor, Thurston’s is set on a working dock with a bright yellow awning, a two-story screened-in porch, and heaps of lobster traps. Diners handpick a lobster from the large glass tank, and it’s soon delivered on a paper dish with a side of drawn butter as well as mussels or clams, corn on the cob, and a pint of local beer. Thurston's is open seasonally, from Memorial Day through Columbus Day.

Insider Tip:

The dining areas are not heated, so make sure to dress appropriately on chilly evenings.


Open / Closes
  • Dinner
  • Good for Groups
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Lunch
  • Parking Available
  • Patio/Outdoor Seating
  • Take-Out Available
  • Views
  • Waterfront Dining

Cuisine Type:: Seafood


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